Proposal to Amend the Fishery Ecosystem Plans for the Pacific Islands
NOAA Fisheries proposes to reclassify certain management unit species in American Samoa, Hawaii, and the Marianas as ecosystem component species. The proposed rule would also update the scientific and local names of certain species. The intent of this proposed rule is to prioritize conservation and management efforts and to improve efficiency of fishery management in the region.
NOAA Fisheries must receive comments by October 29, 2018.