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The quarterly Fishery Bulletin (FB) is the one of the oldest and finest fisheries journals in the world. It has been an official publication of the U.S. Government since 1881, under various titles, and is the U.S. counterpart to other highly regarded governmental fisheries science publications. It publishes original research or interpretative articles in all scientific fields that bear on marine fisheries and marine mammal science.

Manuscripts submitted for publication in the Fishery Bulletin and Technical Reports undergo peer review by senior scientists within and outside the government. The NMFS Scientific Editor, a scientist affiliated with one of the NMFS Science Centers who serves for a three-year period, is responsible for conducting the peer reviews and for accepting or rejecting manuscripts.

Although the contents of the Fishery Bulletin have not been copyrighted and may be reprinted entirely, reference to source is appreciated. The National Marine Fisheries Service does not approve, recommend, or endorse any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned in the Fishery Bulletin. No reference shall be made to NMFS, or to this publication furnished by NMFS, in any advertising or sales promotion which would indicate or imply that NMFS approves, recommends, or endorses any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned therein, or which has as its purpose an intent to cause directly or indirectly the advertised product to be used or purchased because of this NMFS publication.

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