American Samoa Fishery Ecosystem Plan

The American Samoa FEP was approved in 2009 and codified in 2010.

Click here for PDFs of American Samoa FEP and Final Rule.

Click here for Appendix 1 – Essential Fish Habitat Descriptions for Western Pacific Archipelagic and Remote Island Areas Fishery Ecosystem Plan Management Unit Species

The Council adopted a living document approach to organizing the American Samoa FEP at its 164th meeting, and adopted revised goals and objectives for the American Samoa FEP at its 165th meeting. This amendment is currently under development.

Amendment Amendment Type Federal Register Notice / Publication date Description of Action

84 FR 2767

Reclassifying certain management unit species as scosystem Component species

78 FR 32996

Establishes management measures for non-commercial and recreational fishing within the Rose Atoll; prohibits commercial fishing within monument

76 FR 37285

Omnibus amendment that establishes a mechanism for specifying annual catch limits.
75 FR 54044
Establishes eligibility requirements and procedures for reviewing and approving community development plans. The intent is to promote participation of island communities in fisheries that they traditionally depend on, but may not have the capabilities to support continued and substantial participation.