NOAA holds media teleconference on 2015 Status of U.S. Fisheries report

UPDATED: April 21, 2016. Audio file from the briefing is now available.
April 19, 2016 NOAA’s annual report to Congress on the condition of ocean fish stocks in U.S. waters, to be released tomorrow, shows good news in the recovery of domestic marine fish stocks, and the rebuilding of a record number of stocks since 2000.
Two canary rockfish in pelagic region of rocky reef in NOAA's Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the central California coast. The species was one of two stocks no longer listed as overfished, as announced in the 2015 Status of U.S. Fisheries report released today.

Join our press teleconference tomorrow, April 20 at 1:00 pm EDT, to hear details from and ask questions of our experts on the Status of U.S. Fisheries 2015 report.

A copy of the report will be available prior to the teleconference.

Media teleconference on 2015 Status of U.S. Fisheries report, followed by Q&A.

Wed., April 20, 1:00 pm EDT

Alan Risenhoover, director, NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries
Karen Abrams, NOAA Fisheries’ branch chief, ecosystems for domestic fisheries

Interested media may call in to 877-917-1550, and use the passcode “FISHERIES”


Jennie Lyons,, 301-427-8013