- Sustainable Fisheries
- About Sustainable Fisheries
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Sustainable Fisheries Division
The Sustainable Fisheries Division fishery management program supports the region's fisheries through the development, evaluation, and implementation of fishery policy and legislation. Program staff provides guidance to the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council in developing fishery management plans, ensuring that plans are supported by required analyses, and are consistent with all applicable laws. Staff members coordinate and administer the processing of proposed and final regulations to implement fishery management plans that are approved by the Secretary of Commerce.
Annual Catch Limits
Find catch limits (quota, total allowable catch, etc.) for fisheries in Federal waters of the Pacific Islands.
View regulations for Federal, state, territorial, and commonwealth areas.
- Federal Regulations
- American Samoa
- Guam - User Friendly Fishing Regulation Booklet (PDF)
- Northern Mariana Islands
Proposed Actions, Final Rules, and Announcements
Review and comment on rulemaking.
Read and understand recent rule changes.
Sea Turtle Interactions
Track leatherback and loggerhead interactions in the Hawaii-based shallow-set longline fishery.
View information on seabird interactions in the Hawaii-based longline fisheries.
Other Resources for Fishery Management
Find information about fisheries management, managed species, economic and social analyses, fishery management councils, and other applicable laws.
Environmental Impact Statements and Assessments
Review National Environmental Policy Act analyses that support fishery management actions.
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Pelagic Deep-set Tuna Longline Fisheries in the Pacific Islands
Notice of Intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement that would evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the continued authorization of U.S. Pacific Island deep-set tuna longline fisheries. For more details, see here.
Please submit public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal here by April 14, 2017.