Alaska Salmon Fisheries Management Plan
The Secretary of Commerce originally approved the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the High Seas Salmon Fishery off the Coast of Alaska East of 175 Degrees East Longitude and implemented it in 1979. The FMP established the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s authority over the salmon fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), then known as the United States Fishery Conservation Zone. The FMP has been amended several times and was comprehensively revised in 1990 to reflect the Magnuson-Stevens Act revisions and restrictions on Alaska salmon fisheries consistent with the 1985 Treaty between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America Concerning Pacific Salmon. The 1990 FMP included these changes in a reorganized and shortened document with a more appropriate title, Fishery Management Plan for the Salmon Fisheries in the EEZ Off the Coast of Alaska. In the 1990 FMP, the Council reaffirmed its decision that existing and future salmon fisheries occurring in the EEZ require varying degrees of federal management and oversight.
- Federal Register Rules and Notices
- Status of Regulatory and FMP Amendments
- Federal Fisheries in Alaska
- Federal Fishing Regulations, Acts, and Treaties