Highly migratory species

A large and slightly out of focus image of a bluefin tuna in the ocean

Highly migratory species

“Highly migratory species” include tuna, some shark species, and billfish—species that range widely through the ocean, often crossing international borders. These pelagic species live in the water of the open ocean, although they may spend part of their life cycle in nearshore waters.

Highly migratory species are harvested by U.S. commercial and recreational fishers and by foreign fishing fleets. Only a small fraction of the total harvest is taken within U.S. waters.

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Mar 3–9, 2020

Rohnert Park, CA

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Kit Dahl
503-820-2422
kit.dahl@noaa.gov