Some Fish Stocks Recovering, Says New Report

North Atlantic Cod/New England Boating
North Atlantic Cod/New England Boating

Gloucester Times: A report released on September 5, 2013, by the National Research Council says that 43% of U.S. fish stocks identified as being overfished were rebuilt or showed good progress toward rebuilding within the 10-year time frame mandated by federal law.

The report also says that 31% of fish stocks were on track to rebuild if sharply reduced fishing levels remain in place, but that 26% of overfished stocks continue to be overfished, due to ineffective enforcement and errors in stock estimates.

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