Focal Component: Highly Migratory Species

California Current Ecosystem Component

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Overview

Highly migratory species (HMS) managed on the west coast by NOAA include the central-western Pacific fisheries for yellowfin, skipjack and bigeye tuna, south Pacific albacore, and north Pacific albacore, bluefin tuna, sharks and billfish. Indicator selection and status assessment for this focal component of the California current ecosystem remains to be completed, although several studies have begun to investigate management scenarios under changing climate (see below).

Indicator Data

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Indicator selection and status and trend assessments have yet to be completed for HMS in the California Current Ecosystem. Links to these data are a work in progress; please standby for updates.

Highly Migratory Species