Highlights: Groundfish Landings
This page provides a brief summary of groundfish landings. For the complete findings, click here.
The Northeast Multispecies Sector Program began in 2010. During the preceding 30 years, groundfish landings had declined almost steadily from over 150,000 metric tons to less than 50,000.
In the five-year period (2005–2009) immediately before the catch share program began, fishermen landed only one-fifth as much groundfish as they had in 1980–1984.