West Coast Highly Migratory Species
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region's Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Program works to develop, implement, and evaluate fisheries policies and regulations for managing sustainable fisheries for eastern Pacific Ocean species such as Pacific tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Because highly migratory species are found throughout the Pacific Ocean and migrate across jurisdictional boundaries, this program engages stakeholders and governmental groups in the management of these species at both domestic and international levels.
Notice of intent to prepare an EIS on potential short- and long-term impacts of the proposed action to issue an exempted fishing permit.
Please see current rules and regulations for the West Coast Regional Office.
Regulations to Authorize Deep-set Buoy Gear under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP)
Fishery Management Plan final rule to authorize deep-set buoy gear in federal waters off California and Oregon
Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology Amendments to the Fishery Management Plans for Coastal Pelagic Species, West Coast Highly Migratory Species
Notice of Availability of agency decision on amendments to three fishery management plans on the Pacific Coast
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1; Amendments to the Fishery Management Plans for Coastal Pelagic Species,
Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1 (CEBA 1) amends the Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council's) four fishery management plans (FMPs): the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) FMP, the Pacific Coast Groundfish FMP, the FMP for U.S. West Coast Highl
Fisheries Off West Coast States; List of Authorized Fisheries and Gear
This action updates the Federal list of authorized fisheries and gear issued under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA, at 16 U.S.C. 1855(a)). The List of Fisheries includes a description of fisheries allowed to operate in t