NOAA to announce annual Status of U.S. Fisheries report findings August 2

Fisheries experts to detail the nation's progress in rebuilding our fish stocks

UPDATED: August 2, 2019. Slides and audio file from today's press conference is available in the "Resources" section below.

On Friday, NOAA Fisheries will hold a webcast briefing for the media to announce findings from the 2018 Status of U.S. Fisheries report—an annual update that provides important information on many of the nation’s 479 federally-managed fish stocks or stock complexes.

Schooling jack mackerel
Schooling jack mackerel (Adam Obaza, NOAA Fisheries)

The report provides Congress, fishery managers, and the public with an account of how well fishery management measures are working, and details which stocks are experiencing overfishing, are overfished, or are rebuilt to sustainable levels.

A special webcast will be held using AdobeConnect offsite link, which is a free virtual meeting service that can be accessed via desktop, laptop or mobile device. Please test your IT settings prior to the event. If you are using a smartphone you can download a free AdobeConnect app. See access instructions below.

NOAA Fisheries webcast briefing for media:
Announcing the 2018 Status of U.S. Fisheries report

Friday, August 2, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET

Alan Risenhoover, director, NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries
Karen Greene, report author & fishery management specialist, NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries


  1. Dial into the conference call: 1-800-857-9852 U.S./Canada (toll-free) or 1-517-308-9420 International (toll); Passcode: STOCKS
  2. Log into the NOAA Webcast via AdobeConnect offsite link
  3. Technical difficulties? If you are unable to connect to AdobeConnect, please proceed with dialing into the conference call. Slides will be posted on this media advisory webpage approximately 1 hour prior to the press call. (Also: Consider using another internet browser - e.g., Internet Explorer - if your primary browser does not successfully log in to AdobeConnect)


Media contacts

John Ewald, 240-429-6127

Jennie Lyons, 202-603-9372