Numbers from Fish (Yearly Averages)

Every year, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center compiles valuable information from more than 600,000 fish* collected by fishermen, scientists, and observers. These fish parts fit together like a puzzle, giving scientists a picture of the overall condition and health of the fishery. The goal is to provide the science needed to sustainably manage our fisheries.

The infographic shows the average total numbers collected annually for different fish parts connected by dotted white lines to the approximate area where the parts are located on an orange haddock illustration with a dark aqua blue background and lighter blue waves.

* These numbers include data collected from fish, sharks, skates, and rays.