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From the Director's Desk
Overfished vs. Overfishing
Defining Annual Crops
Research Crucial to Sustainable Fisheries
Meet the Stock Assessment Staff
Issue focuses on science, terminology
and the importance of research
Its July and time for our annual update on the fish, shellfish and crustaceans managed by the Marine Fisheries Commission and the Division of Marine Fisheries. The 2018 Stock Overview serves to summarize the scientific information used to determine the overall condition of North Carolina’s fishery resources.
Research and monitoring are core to the Division of Marine Fisheries, meeting its mission of ensuring sustainable marine and estuarine fisheries, and habitats for the benefit and health of the people of North Carolina.
The Division of Marine Fisheries’ Stock Assessment Program staff work hard to compile and evaluate data and apply state-of-the-art modeling techniques to assess the state’s important commercial and recreational fisheries species.