Highly migratory species

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.

Current Council Meeting

Nov 14–20, 2019

Costa Mesa, CA

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa 3050 Bristol StreetCosta Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: 714-540-7000

Contacts

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