No overfishing of bottomfish in US territories of American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

bottom fish western pacificThe Scientific and Statistical Committee, a group of renowned fishery scientists who advise the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, concluded its two-day meeting in Honolulu this week by setting the 2016 and 2017 acceptable biological catches (ABCs) for bottomfish in the US territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The ABCs are the amount of fish that can be harvested annually by the fisheries  over time without causing overfishing of the stock. Read the rest here 12:30