Sustainable Fisheries Division

 

Fishery Ecosystem Plans

The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council developed five fishery ecosystem plans for fisheries in the Pacific Islands region, and has amended them, as necessary. These plans incorporated and replaced five fishery management plans. The original plans are available from the council. In addition to the plans and amendments, the implementing regulations here are subject to change.

American Samoa | Hawaii | Mariana Archipelago | Pacific Remote Island Areas | Pelagics

Photo: Sanpan boat, American Samoa
  • Fishery Ecosystem Plan for American Samoa (PDF)
  • Amendment 1 - Western Pacific Community Development Program Process ​ (PDF)​
  • Amendment 2 - Process for Specifying Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures (PDF)​
  • Amendment 3 - Fishing Requirements in the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments (PDF)​

Photo: Bottomfish on ice at the Hawaii fish auction
  • Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Hawaii (PDF)​
  • Amendment 1 - Western Pacific Community Development Program Process (PDF)
  • Amendment 2 - Addressing the Overfished Condition of Armorhead (Pseudopentaceros wheeleri) at the Hancock Seamounts (PDF)
  • Amendment 3 - Process for Specifying Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures (PDF)
  • Amendment 4 - Revised Descriptions and Identification of Essential Fish Habitat and Habitat Areas of Particular Concern for Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish of the Hawaiian Archipelago (PDF)

Photo: Fishermen wading offshore, CNMI
  • Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the Mariana Archipelago (PDF)
  • Amendment 1 - Western Pacific Community Development Program Process (PDF)
  • Amendment 2 - Process for Specifying Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures (PDF)
  • Amendment 3 - Fishing Requirements in the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments (PDF)
  • Amendment 4 - Remove the Prohibited Areas for Medium and Large Bottomfish Vessels in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (PDF)

Photo: Asuncion Island, Northern Mariana Islands
  • Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the Pacific Remote Island Areas (PDF)
  • Amendment 1 - Process for Specifying Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures (PDF)
  • Amendment 2 - Fishing Requirements in the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments (PDF)

Photo: School of Ahi
  • Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific (PDF)
  • Amendment 1 - Western Pacific Community Development Program Process (PDF)
  • Amendment 2 - Longline and Purse Seine Prohibited Areas in the Mariana Archipelago (partially approved) (PDF)
  • Amendment 3 - Purse Seine Prohibited Areas around American Samoa (Disapproved, for further details contact the Sustainable Fisheries Division at NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office)
  • Amendment 4 - Process for Specifying Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures (PDF)
  • Amendment 5 - Reducing Interactions between the American Samoa Longline Fishery and Green Sea Turtles (PDF)
  • Amendment 6 - Fishing Requirements in the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments (PDF)
  • Amendment 7 - ​Use and Assignment of Catch and Effort Limits of Pelagic Management Unit Species by the ​U.S. Pacific Island Territories (PDF)