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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

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

Ecosystem Based Fishery Management Implementation Plans Released

Regional and national plans identify priority ecosystem-based fishery management actions and milestones for the next five years.
May 13, 2019 - Feature Story ,

West Coast Waters Grow More Productive with Shift Toward Cooler Conditions

The ocean off the West Coast is shifting from several years of unusually warm conditions, toward a cooler and more productive regime that may boost salmon returns and populations of other ocean predators, according to a new NOAA Fisheries report.
March 08, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Big Sur

Ecosystem Modeling in the Pacific

Models can be used to explore changing ecosystem dynamics, impacts from climate change, and scenarios for resource management.
The reef at Ofu Island in American Samoa as a wave crests over the corals.

Evaluating Management Strategies to Optimize Coral Reef Ecosystem Services

Scientists from NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Hawai‘i Division of Aquatic Resources, and The Nature Conservancy evaluated how different management strategies would benefit the coastal marine ecosystem and coral reef health at Puakō in
February 21, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Caribbean Regional Ecosystem

Learn more about the Caribbean Regional Ecosystem, which encompasses Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Bluehead wrasse swimming near coral

Southeast U.S. Shelf Regional Ecosystem

Learn more about the Southeast Shelf Regional Ecosystem, which extends from southern Florida, up to Cape Hatteras in North Carolina.
Swimming short bigeye

Northeast U.S. Shelf Regional Ecosystem

Learn more about the Northeast Shelf Regional Ecosystem, which reaches from northern Maine, down to Cape Hatteras in North Carolina.
Boats in Northeastern harbor

Gulf of Mexico Regional Ecosystem

Learn more about the Gulf of Mexico Regional Ecosystem, one of the most ecologically and economically productive ecosystems in North America.
Creolefish swimming