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Amendment 5 to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the American Samoa Archipelago—Rebuilding Plan for American Samoa Bottomfish


Affected Species: 11 species of emperors, snappers, groupers, and jacks
Fishing Type
Action Status
Final Rule


NOAA Fisheries is implementing a rebuilding plan that includes annual catch limits and accountability measures for the overfished bottomfish stock complex in American Samoa. This action is necessary to rebuild the overfished stock consistent with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

Read the Federal Register notice, Amendment 5 and supporting documents

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 05/02/2022