Last updated on 27 October 2016
Cobia has a near global distribution. Three stocks are identified for cobia along the US Atlantic coast: i) a US Atlantic North stock, north New York state, ii) a US Atlantic South stock, from New York to Georgia, and iii) a Gulf of Mexico stock, from eastern Florida to Texas (SEDAR, 2013a,b).
Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.
|ASSESSMENT UNIT||MANAGEMENT UNIT||FLAG COUNTRY||FISHING GEAR|
|US Atlantic South||US North Atlantic southern||United States||Mechanized lines|
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Darden, T., Walker, M.J., Brenkert, K., Yost, J.R., Denson, M.R. 2012. Population Genetics of Cobia Rachycentron canadum: Management Implications along the Southeastern U.S. Coast, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Research Institute, 32 p.http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/sedar/download/SEDAR28-RD09%20Darden_et_al_2012.pdf?id=DOCUMENT
SEDAR, Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review. 2013a. SEDAR 28 – South Atlantic Cobia Stock Assessment Report. 420 pp. http://sedarweb.org/docs/sar/S28_SAR_SACobia_WithAddendumFinal_5.16.2013.pdf
SEDAR, Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review. 2013b. SEDAR 28 – Gulf of Mexico Cobia Stock Assessment Report. 616 pp. http://sedarweb.org/docs/sar/S28_SAR_GoM.Cobia_4.29.2013.pdf