Time series of total catch, stock size, fishing mortality, recruitment, and recruits per spawning biomass for all stocks for which estimates were made available for this report, were derived from data provided by the National Maritime Fisheries Service and several of the assessment authors. Results correspond to the most recent assessments as of September 2012. Reference points for stock size or biomass (BMSY or proxy), Minimum Stock Size Threshold (MSST), and fishing mortality (FMSY or proxy) are indicated by dashed lines. When available, the target fishing mortality (FACT) used to calculate the catch limit for 2012 is also shown. Definitions of stock size and fishing mortality differ for the different stocks; for some stocks fishing mortality corresponds to 1 – SPR (one minus the reduction in spawning biomass per recruit). The vertical arrow in the fishing mortality plot indicates the first year of the Rebuilding Plan. Lines are colored according to overfishing status since 1997 (for B or F), as classified in the annual reports to Congress. Mismatches between the line color and the values of B or F relative to reference points (e.g., red instead of green when biomass is larger than BMSY) are due to differences between the initial assessment (used for overfishing status classification, shown by the color code) and the most recent assessment. The point at the end of each time series is colored according to overfishing status in the report to Congress of September 2012. SOURCE: Estimates provided by National Marine Fisheries Service, complemented in some cases by information provided by the assessment authors and obtained from assessment reports. The time series plots and the data from which they were calculated are available electronically at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18488 and click on “Related Resources.” Additional information regarding the nation’s fish species and stocks can be found at https:/www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/sisPortalMain.jsp.