NOAA Fisheries recently released its 2013 HMS Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report. The report includes a review of the current status of Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) stocks (tunas, swordfish, billfish, and sharks), describes the year's accomplishments in managing Atlantic HMS fisheries, and provides an assessment of short-term future management of Atlantic HMS fisheries.
The annual SAFE Report is required by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
The 2013 HMS SAFE Report is available on the HMS Management Division website at:
source: NOAA Fisheries