National Standard 1 – Related Resources

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006 established new requirements to end and prevent overfishing through the use of annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs). It also strengthened the role of scientific advice by requiring that ACLs cannot exceed the regional fishery management councils’ Scientific and Statistical Committees' recommendations for acceptable biological catches (ABC). Through a series of public comment opportunities, a proposed rule, and a final rule, NOAA Fisheries revised the National Standard 1 guidelines to address these requirements. Below are a variety of resources and historical documents pertaining to the National Standard 1 guidelines, past revisions, and related topics.

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Technical Memoranda

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Fishery Bulletin Articles

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Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Workshop Reports

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Historical Documents

2016 Revisions to National Standard 1 Guidelines – Proposed Rule Materials

Advance Notice of Proposed Rule (ANPR)

In addition to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, issues related to the National Standard guidelines were discussed at other public forums including:

Proposed Rule

2009 Revisions to National Standard 1 Guidelines

2005 Revisions to National Standard 1 Guidelines

1998 Revisions to National Standard 1 Guidelines

1989 Revisions to National Standard 1 Guidelines

1983 Revisions to National Standard 1 Guidelines

1977 Initial National Standard 1 Guidelines

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