ASMFC’s Annual Report 2018
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is pleased to present you with our 2018 Annual Report,http://www.asmfc.org/files/pub/ASMFC_AnnualReport_2018.pdf. It describes the Commission’s activities and progress in carrying out our public trust responsibilities for the valuable marine fisheries under Commission stewardship. Included in this report are figures displaying the historical trends in stock status or landings for each species managed by the Commission. Also provided is a summary of the significant management actions Commissioners took in 2018 to maintain and restore the abundance of Commission managed species.
This report reflects our Commissioners’ commitment to accountability and transparency in all they do to manage and rebuild stocks under their care. We hope that you will find the information contained within this report useful and interesting.
This year’s cover photo of the New York City (NYC) skyline with views of the One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty is in honor of our 77th Annual Meeting, which was held October 2018 in NYC. NYC also played an important role in the Commission’s history, having served as its administrative home and frequent meeting location during the Commission’s first two decades.