The Mariana Archipelago FEP, which includes fishery management measures for
Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), was approved in 2009 and codified in 2010.

Click link for PDFs of the Mariana Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan and Final Rule (Federal Register Notice).

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 Mariana Archipelago FEP at its 164th meeting, and adopted revised goals and objectives for the Mariana Archipelago FEP at its 165th meeting. This amendment is currently under development.

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


FEP 02/18/2022
87 FR 9271
Establishes conservation and management measures to rebuild the Guam bottomfish management unit species complex above the biomass at MSY within 10 years.


FEP 11/01/18
84 FR 2767
Reclassifying certain management unit species as escosystem Component species
81 FR 61625
Removes the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands medium and large vessel (vessels 40 ft and longer) bottomfish prohibited areas
Establishes management measures for non-commercial and recreational fishing within the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument; prohibits commercial fishing within monument
Omnibus amendment that establishes a mechanism for specifying Annual Catch Limits.
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.