NOAA Says Some Hawaiian Reef Fishes are being Overfished
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton March 9, 2017
NOAA announced results of a survey today that identified several Hawaiian reef fish species as subject to overfishing.
NOAA said that for the first time, they have done assessments of 27 different Hawaiian reef fish including kala (bluespine unicornfish), uhu (various parrotfishes), kumu (whitesaddle goatfish), ulua (giant trevally), and many other species. They used the average length of each species to calculate current fishing mortality rates and combined this information with maximum known age, growth, and maturity data to calculate current stock condition.
They then compared those conditions to well-established sustainability guidelines which showed information on which reef fish species are currently threatened by overfishing
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