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Stock Assessments

The Stock Assessment program collects and analyzes data concerning the recreational and commercial fisheries harvests. These data provide the only source of information for management regulations.



Finfish Stock Assessments

Stock Assessment reports provide updated life histories, biology and fishery information for a particular species, as well as commercial landings, recreational catch, and additional statistical information.

Invertebrate Stock Assessments

Stock Assessment reports provide updated life histories, biology and fishery information for a particular species, as well as commercial landings, recreational catch, and additional statistical information.



FWC Facts:
Scientists can determine the age of a fish by counting growth rings, similar to growth rings of a tree, on otoliths, the “inner ear bones” of fish.

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