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2016 Stock Assessment and Fisheries Evaluation Report for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species

Date Posted: March 30, 2017

What is the Atlantic HMS SAFE Report?

The Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report contains a review of the current status of Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) stocks (tunas, swordfish, billfishes, and sharks), describes the year’s accomplishments in managing Atlantic HMS fisheries, and provides information on management of Atlantic HMS fisheries.  The SAFE Report provides Atlantic HMS fishery constituents with information on the latest developments in Atlantic HMS management and fulfills Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act requirements.

Where is the 2016 Atlantic HMS SAFE Report available?

The 2016 Atlantic HMS SAFE Report is available on the HMS Management Division website at:  To request a hard copy, contact the HMS Management Division by phone at (301) 427-8503.


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