Our Living Oceans Annual Report
The living marine resources of the United States are an extremely
valuable heritage. This report provides a broad overview of the large body of
technical information, which supports the development and
implementation of Fisheries Management Plans.
The report contains a national
overview of our living ocean heritage, a brief discussion of scientific principles and
terms, region by region resource summaries, an overview of issues
of national concern affecting all regions, and a discussion of
progress, and reviews in greater detail the status of regional LMR's
in 24 separate units. These unit synopses describe species and/or
species groups linked geographically, ecologically, and by
characteristics of harvesting operations.