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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. In 1990 the FMP title was updated.
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This Fishery Management Plan (FMP) governs scallop fisheries in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and the Gulf of Alaska, and includes weathervane scallops and other scallop species not currently exploited.
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The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council developed five fishery ecosystem plans for fisheries in the Pacific Islands region, and has amended them, as necessary. These plans incorporated and replaced five fishery management plans. The original plans
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The Atlantic herring fishery in the Northeastern United States operates from Maine to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and from inshore to offshore waters on the edge of the continental shelf.
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The Atlantic mackerel, squid, and butterfish fisheries in the Greater Atlantic Region operate primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region of the eastern coast of the United States, from Massachusetts to North Carolina.
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Wild Atlantic salmon population levels are very low due to a variety of factors, including acid rain, habitat destruction, dams, and historic overfishing.
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The Atlantic sea scallop is one of the most valuable fisheries in the United States. The primary range for the Atlantic sea scallop fishery is along the Atlantic coast from the Mid-Atlantic to the United States/Canada border
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The surfclam and ocean quahog fishery is managed under a fishery management plan (FMP) developed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
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The Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Commercial King and Tanner Crab Fisheries in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) was approved by the Secretary of Commerce on June 2, 1989. The FMP establishes a State/Federal cooperative management regime.
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The Atlantic bluefish fishery in the United States operates from Maine to Florida. Bluefish are highly migratory along the United States Atlantic coast and seasonally move. The bluefish fishery uses predominantly gillnets, but oth
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