A new benchmark stock assessment for bluefish has just been completed. The assessment is so new that the entire document is not yet available, although a summary has been posted onthe Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s website.
However, even the summary confirms something that anglers and fisheries managers have both known for years.
Bluefish are predominantly a recreationally caught species, with recreational harvest making up approximately 80% of total removals in recent years.
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