Ecosystem Reports at Council Point to Possible Future Declines in Pollock, Cod after some Good Years
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton November 30, 2016
One of the changes made by NOAA scientists monitoring the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska in recent years has been the inclusion of ecosystem monitoring in their stock status reports. There are now ecosystem chapters in the S.A.F.E (stock assessment and fishery evaluation) reports, required by Magnuson.
This is a significant and beneficial change so that no longer are the reports exclusively focused on single stocks, but now they...
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