Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan

Document Details:

Title: Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan
Category: Technical Report
File: PFMC_2016_219_Pacific-Coast-Salmon-Fishery-Management-Plan.pdf
Updated Date: 20.02.2017
Author(s)/Source(s): Pacific Fishery Management Council
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Focal Topic: Salmon, Aquatic Habitat / Invertebrates / Insects
Location: United States

This document is the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan, a fishery management plan (FMP) of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council or PFMC) as revised and updated for implementation in 2013 and beyond. It guides management of commercial and recreational salmon fisheries off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. Since 1977, salmon fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) (three to 200 miles offshore) off Washington, Oregon, and California have been managed under salmon FMPs of the Council. Creation of the Council and the subsequent development and implementation of these plans were initially authorized under the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. This act, now known as the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act; MSA), was amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act (SFA) in 1996, and most recently amended by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act (MSRA) in 2007. The plan presented in this document contains or references all the elements required for an FMP under the MSA. It completely replaces the 1999 version of the Pacific Coast Salmon Plan.

Keyword Tags:
FMP, PFMC, NOAA, Conservation, Fish Habitat, Bycatch,