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US Fish Population Stocks Held Steady in 2021

Fish Stocks
  • Commercial fishing in the US hauled in 8.4 billion pounds of fish in 2021, valued at $4.7 billion.

  • Recreational fishing landed an estimated 1 billion fish with 65% released.

  • NOAA manages 460 different fish population stocks with over 90% not subject to overfishing in 2021.

  • Fish population stocks on the overfishing list remained steady at 26, while overfished population stocks slightly increased from 49 to 51.

  • Total landings were down by 10%, likely due to COVID-19 impacts.

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