American Samoa Fishery Ecosystem Plan

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

Draft revised American Samoa Fishery Ecosystem Plan with Appendices for public review 3/1/16

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


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

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.