You are here: Home Business & Economics U.S. Fisheries Status Improving U.S. Fisheries Status Improving NOAA released their annual report this week, which shows that U.S. fisheries are improving. by Heather Carr May 16, 2012, 8:49 am NOAA released their annual report this week, which shows that U.S. fisheries are improving. The fifteenth Annual Report to Congress on the Status of the Nation’s Fisheries documents the agency’s efforts towards ending overfishing and rebuilding the nation’s fisheries. Key findings in the report: 258 stocks were reviewed 36 stocks are subject to overfishing 45 stocks are overfished 27 stocks previously overfished have been rebuilt 51 stocks are in rebuilding plans Of the twenty-seven stocks declared rebuilt, six are new to this report. Those are Gulf of Maine haddock, summer flounder, widow rockfish, Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and Bering Sea snow crab. Fisheries and related businesses generate $183 billion per year in the U.S. economy and generate more than 1.5 million full and part-time jobs. Keeping the fisheries healthy through sound science-based management is an important task. Snow Crab photo via Creative Commons See more Previous article Cochon 555: 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers Next article How Austin Residents Learned to Coexist with the Barton Springs Salamander Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.