NOAA - Fish Stock Sustainability Index 1 (pre-2014) | Last Updated 13 Nov 2019

The Fish Stock Sustainability Index (FSSI) is comprised of 199 stocks selected for their economic, ecological, and social importance, that represent 85% of total catch. Each stock is given a score between 0 and 4 (0=status unknown; 4=meets all sustainable fishing criteria). The index (scored on a 1,000 point scale) increases when NMFS determines that a stock is either no longer subject to overfishing, no longer overfished, or its biomass has rebuilt or increased to at least 80 percent of target. In FY 2014, NOAA revised the number and make-up of stocks in the index, as well as the score calculation methodology, in order to allow more flexibility regarding the number of stocks in the index. Although these changes resulted in a general increase in scores (since the maximum score increased from 920 to 1,000), the trend in scores remains the same. However, scores under FSSI 1 are not directly comparable to scores under FSSI 2.

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Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeSample Values
Performance Indicatorperformance_indicatortext
Fiscal Yearfiscal_yearcalendar_date