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Stock assessment of summer flounder for 2011
  • Published Date:
    2011
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    Northeast Fisheries Science Center (U.S.)
  • Description:
    "This assessment of the summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) stock along the Atlantic coast (Maine to North Carolina) is an update through 2010 of commercial and recreational fishery catch data, research survey indices of abundance, and the analyses of those data. The summer flounder stock was not overfished and overfishing was not occurring in 2010 relative to the biological reference points established in the 2008 SAW 47 assessment. The fishing mortality rate (F) was estimated to be 0.216 in 2010, below the fishing mortality threshold reference point = FMSY = F35% = 0.310. Spawning Stock Biomass (SSB) was estimated to be 60,238 metric tons (mt) = 132.802 million lbs in 2010, above the biomass target reference point = SSBMSY = SSB35% = 60,074 mt = 132.440 million lbs. Therefore, the summer flounder stock is considered to have reached the biomass target in 2010. The stock is currently under a rebuilding program with a deadline of January 1, 2013 (corresponding to the November 1, 2012 estimate of SSB)"--Executive summary.

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