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REPORT DETAILS THREAT TO FISHERIES.



Byline: Anastasia Hendrix The San Francisco Examiner The San Francisco Examiner is a U.S. daily newspaper. It has been published continuously in San Francisco, California, since the late 19th Century. History
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``People need to know that there is not going to be a supply of everything on their menus forever,'' said Liza Pike, spokeswoman for the council. ``But the fish will come back if we do the right thing. We can do something about this.''

According to the nonprofit environmental group's report, ``Hook, Line and Sinking: The Crisis in Marine Fisheries,'' black sea bass, ling cod, Pacific red snapper, monk fish, sole, sea scallops and some types of tuna are among the most threatened species.

Overfishing Overfishing occurs when fishing activities reduce fish stocks below an acceptable level. This can occur in any body of water from a pond to the oceans. More precise biological and bioeconomic terms define 'acceptable level'.  - catching fish faster than the fish can replenish themselves - is the largest contributor to the problem, according to the 150-page report released last week. Habitat destruction and pollution can have equally damaging results, it states.

Rod McInnis, chief of the fisheries management division of the National Marine Fisheries Service The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a United States federal agency. A division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Commerce, NMFS is responsible for the stewardship and management of the nation's living marine , said that his and other federal and state regulatory agencies state regulatory agency A state body responsible for establishing professional standards, and for certifying professionals or organizations through appropriate documentation  are doing what they can to determine whether some species are being overfished.

``We have been working on many species and developing stock assessments to make sure we are not taking more than the appropriate amount,'' he said from his office in Long Beach.

It will take years to determine the population levels of fish because there are so many different species, he said.

While the Pacific Coast has substantially healthier fish population than the Atlantic Coast, the report asserts that it is at greater risk as more boats from New England and other East Coast areas move.
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