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It’s not overfishing – The stock is mismanaged and mismanaging still occurring.

NOAA Scientist “Overfishing” or “overfished” are terms used when, for any reason, the stock level of a species of fish is not at a sustainable level. It doesn’t matter what the cause. Theses terms have legal and scientific meaning. There are many things that could go wrong. The obvious one is the stock does not grow as fast as scientists think because of environmental conditions, lack of food, other competing species, incorrect scientific fish growth models, incorrect stock level data, incorrect growth rates or incorrect natural mortality rates. The fishermen are not the cause of the failure of these fishery management plans. Read the rest here 09:07