US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low

A juvenile coho salmon is held by a fish biologist at the Lostine River in northeastern Oregon on March 9, 2017. (Gillian Flaccus/AP File)

FILE - In this March 9, 2017, file photo, hundreds of juvenile coho salmon are released into the Lostine River in northeastern Oregon. The U.S. released its annual report about the health of American fisheries on Thursday, May 17, 2018. One stock of Coho salmon was removed from the overfishing list, but another stock of the same fish was added to the same list. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)

PORTLAND, Maine — The number of American fish stocks that can be described as “overfished” has hit an all-time low, the U.S. government announced on Thursday.