|The Pelagic FMP was approved in 1987. The Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region became effective on March 23, 1987 (52 FR 5987). The Pelagic Management Unit Species (PMUS) at that time were billfish, wahoo, mahimahi, and oceanic sharks. The FMP’s first measures prohibited drift gillnet fishing within the region’s waters of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and prohibited foreign longline fishing within certain areas of the EEZ.Pelagics FMP Final Rule and additional Final Rule.The following tables contain management measures, including amendments, regulatory amendments, framework actions, and NMFS-initiated regulations. Annual Reports can be found at the very bottom.