Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Approaches Important Milestone: All Managed Fish Species Close to Healthy Levels

Summer flounder, one of the most important commercial and recreational fish species in the Mid-Atlantic states, has recovered to 89% of healthy levels, and scientists are optimistic that the population will be fully rebuilt before the 2013 Congressional deadline. Once the summer flounder population is fully rebult, all of the assessed species managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) will be at healthy levels.

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