Status of U.S. Fish Stocks
- As a result of the U.S. science-based management process, the status of our nation’s federally managed marine fish stocks continues to improve. In 2017, the number of stocks on the overfished list reached a new all-time low, and three stocks were rebuilt.
- By the end of 2017, the number of stocks on the overfishing list remained at 30, while the number of stocks on the overfished list dropped to 35, the lowest number ever.
- Since 2000, 44 U.S. federally managed fish stocks have been declared rebuilt.
- Read more in the annual Status of U.S. Fisheries report.