Science and Economics

Fishery Ecosystem Plans

The Council currently has five place-based fishery ecosystem plans (FEPs), one each for the Hawaii, American Samoa and Mariana (Guam and CNMI) Archipelagos; one for the US Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIAs); and another for the Pacific Pelagic fisheries. The approach of these management plans allows explicit consideration to be given to the ecosystem interactions within each of the areas managed by the Council. These FEPs were approved in 2009 and codified in 2010. These FEPs are amended as necessary.