"The American Fisheries Society (AFS), founded in 1870, is the oldest and largest professional society representing fisheries scientists. AFS promotes scientific research and enlightened management of resources for optimum use and enjoyment by the public. It also encourages a comprehensive education for fisheries scientists and continuing on-the-job training. The AFS publishes some of the world's leading fisheries research journals."

Almost all our groupers in the Gulf of Mexico have made this list. In light of this, if the National Marine Fisheries Service does not take some meaningful steps to lower the quota on commercial landings of grouper in the Gulf of Mexico, we will have to get Congress involved.

Click the link below to go to the American Fisheries Society page to read the entire report.  http://www.fisheries.org/publications/epubs/mstocks/mstocks.shtml