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Species and Habitat App

Web mapping app that displays and queries spatial data in the West Coast Region for Endangered Species Act ranges, critical habitat designations, and Magnuson-Stevens Act essential fish habitat. Users can generate a printable spatial query report.
April 28, 2024 - Map ,

Proposed Rule: Updating and Clarifying Provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Act

NOAA Fisheries seeks public comment on a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements to incorporate Congressional amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act’s confidentiality requirements. The…

Proposed Rule: Revisions to the Guidelines for National Standards 4, 8, and 9

NOAA Fisheries is releasing advance notice of a proposed rule and seeking public comment on the need for potential revisions to the Guidelines for National Standards 4, 8, and 9 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Since…

Spatiotemporal Assessment of Aprion virescens Density in Shallow Main Hawaiian Islands Waters, 2010–2019

Findings indicate that a spatiotemporal model can estimate local trends, improving the interpretation of species distribution change.
August 19, 2022 - Technical Memo ,

Salmon Bycatch Minimization Measures for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery

NOAA Fisheries is implementing salmon bycatch minimization measures to minimize incidental take of Endangered Species Act-listed salmon by vessels in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery.  The final rule establishes additional management tools…

Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; 2020 Management Measures

Through this final rule, NMFS establishes fishery management measures for the 2020 ocean salmon fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California and the 2021 salmon seasons opening earlier than the effective date of the 2021 rule, which is expected to…

How Our Shark Finning Ban Helps Us Sustainably Manage Shark Fisheries

Hear from a shark management expert about our requirement that fishermen bring sharks to shore with their fins naturally attached.
February 11, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Shark And Remora Fish

Essential Fish Habitat - Groundfish and Salmon

Maps and GIS data
February 06, 2020 - Map ,

West Coast Highly Migratory Species: Management Measures

The following are management measures and actions implemented for international fisheries (under the Tuna Conventions Act) and domestic fisheries (under the Magnuson-Stevens Act) that target highly migratory species on the West Coast.