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Marine Fisheries

VIABLE
Viable stocks exhibit stable or increasing trends in average length and weight, catch per unit effort, spawning stock biomass, juvenile abundance indexes based on historical averages, stable age structure that includes representatives of the older age classes, and stable or declining trends in fishing mortality. Stocks deemed recovered by a Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), or regional Council fishery management plan (FMP) would be considered VIABLE. A stock is considered recovered when it has reached the target(s) for sustainable harvest, spawning stock biomass, spawning potential ratio, fishing mortality, size/age structure, or any other biological target required in an approved DMF, ASMFC and/or regional Council FMP. [No Overfishing; Not Overfished]*
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