It’s a contentious debate that has raged on for more than a century and the issue of which species of fish are the hottest in the United States has only grown more contentious over the past few decades.
The Fish and Wildlife Service, which oversees the agency that licenses and regulates fish, estimates that over the last decade, more than 60 million pounds of fish have been caught illegally, or over 2.6 billion pounds.
The agency’s fish catch statistics have long been suspect, though the numbers have remained steady over the years.
For example, the Fish and Fishery Service says that in the last five years, the agency caught 7.2 million pounds (about 4.4 million metric tons) of bass, 6.4 billion pounds of salmon, and 3.5 billion pounds (1.8 billion metric tons), all of which have been illegally caught and released.
So far this year, the latest available data, the U.S. Fish and Game Service (F&G) says it caught more than 2.1 billion pounds in the first half of the year, which is well over half of its total catch.
What’s more, the number of illegal catches has decreased over the course of the past decade.
According to the Fish & Wildlife Service’s catch statistics, from 2004 through the second half of 2015, the average number of fish caught per day dropped from about 7.7 million to 4.9 million pounds.
In fact, over the same time period, the catch percentage of all fish caught has dropped from 65.3% to 63.6%.
So how did this happen?
It has to do with how fish and wildlife agencies approach their catch statistics.
In recent years, scientists and researchers have been working to better understand what’s causing the fish to disappear and what might be contributing to the fish’s rapid disappearance.
But even though these studies have provided insight into the cause of fish declines, they don’t offer a complete picture of the total number of dead fish.
In other words, the statistics on fish catches have been subject to change over time.
To find out which species are the hardest to catch and which are the least susceptible to catching, scientists at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) used an analysis of government data on the catch of fish and its impact on the environment.
The researchers compared the current catch numbers with the number, number per square mile, and percentage of land area used for fish and recreation in the past 20 years.
They also looked at how fish populations are currently recovering from the effects of pollution.
They used these data to calculate the most fish-friendly species for each species.
The findings: The most popular species in the U: Cod The fish species most commonly caught in the Northeast and Midwest are cod.
The average fish catch in the region is just under 2 million pounds per day, or about 5.3 million metric pounds.
However, cod has also been caught in large quantities in Texas and Wisconsin.
The catch in Wisconsin is the highest of any state, with more than 8.7 billion pounds caught, and the biggest catch ever recorded in the state.
Cod also is a favorite fish in Florida, where it has been caught almost 8 million pounds in a single day, according to Fish & Fisheries.
Cod is a fish that has been the focus of a growing number of scientific studies.
The National Science Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council have issued multiple studies, including one from the National Academy of Sciences in 2015, that estimated that cod could be a significant source of global warming.
Cod and trout have also been the subject of numerous congressional hearings.
Cod has been one of the most popular fish in the Great Lakes region, where the species has been used for bait for years.
A recent study published in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin estimated that there are now over 600 million pounds cod in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Indian Oceans, and more than 100 million pounds more in the Pacific.
According a recent analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Great Lake region contains some of the highest levels of cod and trout in the country, with nearly a quarter of the fish caught being cod.
Trout are often used as bait in the fishing industry, and it is estimated that trout have been used in more than 30 million pounds each year since the late 1980s.
A new study by the NASEM suggests that fish stocks are declining at a rate of roughly one fish per square kilometer in the North Atlantic, but are up to two per square kilometers in the Gulf of Maine, and up to five per square km in the St. Lawrence River.
What are the worst-fished fish species?
Some of the worst fish species for which the NASEM has data are salmon and bluegill.
Salmon, bluegills, and cormorants are the five most frequently caught fish in waters of the North American Great Lakes.
According the Fish Species Survival Plan, these