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.

AmendmentAmendment TypeFederal Register Notice / Publication dateDescription of Action
87 FR 25590
Implements a rebuilding plan that includes annual catch limits and accountability measures for the overfished bottomfish stock complex in American Samoa. This action is necessary to rebuild the overfished stock consistent with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
84 FR 2767
Reclassifying certain management unit species as escosystem 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.