National Marine Fisheries Service Announces Numerous Overfished Populations

The National Marine Fisheries Service announced that the following species have been overfished: Gulf of Mexico gag, Bering Sea snow crab, Atlantic mackerel, Georges Bank winter flounder, Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic winter flounder, and Atlantic Coast bluefish. The agency has notified the relevant fishery management councils of the requirement to rebuild the stocks of each of these populations.