Scientists Re-examine Northeast Groundfish Biological Production and Rebuilding -- March 19, 2002 2002/03/19 Scientists Re-Examine Groundfish Reference Points

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Teri Frady
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NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center


Woods Hole, Mass. -- A summary report released today re-evaluates the potential growth, achievable population sizes, and sustainable fishing rates for major groundfish stocks in the Northeast.

The analyses were conducted over the past month at NOAA Fisheries' Northeast Fisheries Science Center by a working group that included six experts from outside the Center, supported by 12 Center scientists.

(Update, March 27, 2002: The full report can be downloaded here.)

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