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2021 North Pacific Groundfish Stock Assessments

2021 North Pacific Groundfish Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Reports for 2022 Fisheries


Understanding Population Assessments

Population assessments—also known as stock assessments—provide important information for marine resource management.

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Oceanic whitetip shark swimming in deep ocean waters. Oceanic whitetip shark. Hawaiʻi longline fishermen use leaders to connect weighed branch lines and baited hooks. A new rule prohibits steel wire leaders in the Hawaiʻi deep-set longline fishery, starting May 31, 2022. The rule aims to increase the survival of hooked oceanic whitetip sharks caught as bycatch in the Pacific Islands region. Credit: Andy Mann