Opportunities and challenges in Western Pacific fisheries

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Source: Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council

America’s Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council says that performance of federally managed fisheries in the region is good with no overfishing.

That’s according to the 2023 Stock Assessment and Fisheries Evaluation (SAFE) report, which observes catch increases across a range of open ocean and bottomfish species.

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