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Amendment 12 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan: MSA Guidelines and National Policy Directives

NOAA Fisheries is exploring options related to the 2016 revised National Standards 1, 3, and 7 guidelines and other recent national policy directives. Issues being considered in the scoping document include:  Reassessing current HMS fishery

Draft Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Considerations

This document was prepared in response to a November 16, 2016, order from the United States District Court, Western District of Washington, regarding a 2014 Final Rule issued by NOAA Fisheries (Fairweather Fish, Inc. et al. vs. Pritzker et al., Case No. 3
October 18, 2018 - Analyses (non-NEPA) ,

Guidance for Conducting Economic and Social Analyses of Regulatory Actions

The Office of Sustainable Fisheries provides guidance to the regional fishery management councils and NOAA Fisheries regional and program offices for conducting social and economic analyses of regulatory actions.

2016 Revisions to National Standard 1 Guidelines

In 2016, finalized revisions to the guidelines for National Standards 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the General section of those guidelines.

National Standard Guidelines

U.S. marine fisheries are scientifically monitored, regionally managed, and legally enforced under a number of requirements, including ten national standards.

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act

The Magnuson-Stevens Act is the primary law governing marine fisheries management in U.S. federal waters.
August 09, 2017 - Other Reports ,

Ongoing MSA Reauthorization Activities

With discussions about reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) ongoing on Capitol Hill, the following related resources will help you keep up-to-date. Additional information on hearings and Congressional

U.S. Department of Commerce announces appointments to regional fishery management councils for 2017

  The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced the appointment of 22 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks. The new and reappointed council
10/12/2017 - Media Release ,

NOAA announces revisions to federal fishery management guidelines

Guidelines continue progress towards ending overfishing
08/07/2018 - Media Release ,

Essential Fish Habitat: A Smart Investment for Sustainable Fisheries

Q&A with the former head of NOAA Fisheries about the importance of fish habitat and the law protecting it.
July 05, 2016 - Feature Story ,
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