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Title: Highly Migratory Species Branch
Short Name: Highly Migratory Species Branch
Status: In Work

The Highly Migratory Species Branch conducts stock assessments and related research on Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) to enable their sustainable management. The responsibilities of the Branch include: tunas, swordfish and other billfish, king mackerel, sharks, pelagic fishery bycatch and bycatch mitigation.

We actively participate in research and stock assessment activities conducted under the auspices of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and lead the United States scientific delegation to meetings of ICCAT's Standing Committee on Research and Statistics. The HMS Branch is organized into two groups: HMS Fisheries Assessment and HMS Biology.

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA

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Point of Contact

CC ID: 1065483
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Brown, Craig
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address:
Phone: 305-361-4590
Fax: 305-361-4562

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 21324
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:21324
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2014-01-30 11:15+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-05-05
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-05-05
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-05-05