Statement on the 2015 NOAA Status of U.S. Fisheries Report

WASHINGTON, DC April 20, 2016 — Status of U.S. Fisheries 2015 illustrates just how well U.S. science-based fisheries management can work. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) continue to prove themselves a global leader in seafood sustainability through a disciplined reliance on real research.

Whether it’s removing stocks from the overfishing list or determining the status of others that were previously unknown, NMFS recognizes that fisheries management is a dynamic and ever-changing pursuit.

During this the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking Magnuson-Stevens Act we are proud to see this important work highlighted. NOAA not only manages U.S. stocks but must work closely with international bodies and other trading nations to protect the health of highly migratory species and to ensure Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is eliminated.

John Connelly
President, National Fisheries Institute


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