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Magnuson-Stevens Act Definitions and Required Provisions

Amendment 6 to the Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries Management Plan
Amendment 8 to the Pelagic Fisheries Management Plan
Amendment 10 to the Crustaceans Fishery Management Plan
Amendment 4 to the Precious Corals Fisheries Management Plan
  • Amendment PDF – This pdf is the amendment for each of the above Fisheries Management Plans. Portions of the amendment that were immediately approved included designations of essential fish habitat, and descriptions of bycatch for some fisheries and of some fishing communities. Those provisions became effective on 2/3/99 and can be found in the Amendment PDF. Supplemental amendments addressed the remaining portions of the 1996 Sustainable Fisheries Act and were approved on 8/5/03. These included provisions regarding overfishing definitions, bycatch, and Hawaii fishing communities.
  • Overfishing Definitions (supplement for)
    • Amendment 6 to the FMP for the Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish of the Western Pacific Region
    • Amendment 8 to the FMP for the Pelagic Fisheries in the Western Pacific Region
    • Amendment 10 to the FMP for the Crustaceans Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region
  • Fishing Communities (supplement for)
    • Amendment 4 to the FMP for the Precious Corals Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region
    • Amendment 6 to the FMP for the Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish of the Western Pacific Region
    • Amendment 8 to the FMP for the Pelagic Fisheries in the Western Pacific Region
    • Amendment 10 to the FMP for the Crustaceans Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region
  • Bycatch (supplement for)
    • Amendment 6 to the FMP for the Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish of the Western Pacific Region
    • Amendment 8 to the FMP for the Pelagic Fisheries in the Western Pacific Region
  • Bycatch Appendix