Stock Status

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

These data inform the public of the most recent stock status for all stocks (FSSI and non-FSSI) in the fishery management unit contained in a fishery managment plan. Stock status includes overfishing, overfished, and approaching overfished condition; for FSSI stocks B/Bmsy estimates and FSSI score are also included. Files are in PDF format and are posted quarterly on the Office of Sustainable Fisheries website. The FSSI is a performance measure for the sustainability of US fish stocks selected for their importance to commercial and recreational fisheries, and their ability to be assessed. The FSSI will increase as stock status becomes known, overfishing has ended, and stocks increase to a level that provides maximum sustainable yield. B/Bmsy is a measure of current stock biomass relative to the target biomass level (the biomass that produces maximum sustainable yield, or MSY). FSSI scores are updated quarterly and are available from 2005 to present. Data are derived from data entered in the Species Informaiton System (SIS) database, maintained by the Office of Science and Technology.

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Metadata Date November 17, 2017
Metadata Created Date May 31, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update quarterly

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 17, 2017
Metadata Created Date May 31, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party NMFS Office Of Sustainable Fisheries (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: There are not constraints on data access. | Use Constraints: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update quarterly
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:12821
Harvest Object Id b9929e94-3665-4c24-8339-0dd4d7ccdd80
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2005

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