Magnuson-Stevens Act Implementation Activity List

C in Activity number is Council Activity

N in Activity number is NMFS ActivityNovember 15 2005

C-01.01DEFINITIONS: Amend FMPs and FMP regulations for consistency with SFA Section

Completed102 definitions [MSFCMA Sec. 3]

New England Fishery Management Council

C-01.02FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS: Required provisions in FMPs [SFA Sec. 108(a) pp.

Completed40-42; MSFCMA Sec. 303(a)]

New England Fishery Management Council

C-01.03COUNCIL SOPPs: Revise to reflect SFA requirements [SFA Sec. 107; MSFCMA Sec.

302]

New England Fishery Management Council

C-02.01DEFINITIONS: Amend FMPs and FMP regulations for consistency with SFA Section

102 definitions

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

C-02.02FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS: Required provisions in FMPs [Sec. 108(a); pp.

40-42]

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

C-02.03COUNCIL SOPPs: Revise to reflect SFA requirements

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

C-03.01DEFINITIONS: Amend FMPs and FMP regulations for consistency with SFA Section

Completed102 definitions

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

C-03.02FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS: Required provisions in FMPs (SFA Sec. 108(a);

CompletedM-SFCMA Sec. 303)

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

C-03.03COUNCIL SOPPs: Revise to reflect SFA requirements

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

C-04.01DEFINITIONS: Amend FMPs and FMP regulations for consistency with SFA Section

Completed102 definitions

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

C-04.02FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS: Required provisions in FMPs [Sec. 108(a); pp.

Completed40-42]

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

C-04.03COUNCIL SOPPs: Revise to reflect SFA requirements

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

C-05.01DEFINITIONS: Amend FMPs and FMP regulations for consistency with SFA Section

102 definitions

Caribbean Fishery Management Council

C-05.02FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS: Required provisions in FMPs [Sec. 108(a); pp.

40-42]

Caribbean Fishery Management Council

C-05.03COUNCIL SOPPs: Revise to reflect SFA requirements

Caribbean Fishery Management Council

C-06.01DEFINITIONS: Amend FMPs and FMP regulations for consistency with SFA Section

102 definitions

Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-06.02FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS: Required provisions in FMPs [Sec. 108(a); pp.

40-42]

Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-06.03COUNCIL SOPPs: Revise to reflect SFA requirements

Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-06.04SHELLFISH FMP: Prepare an FMP for shellfish fisheries especially Dungeness

Completedcrabs [SFA Sec. 112(d); MSFCMA Sec 306]

Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-07.01DEFINITIONS: Amend FMPs and FMP regulations for consistency with SFA Section

102 definitions

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-07.02FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS: Required provisions in FMPs [Sec. 108(a); pp.

40-42]

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-07.03COUNCIL SOPPs: Revise to reflect SFA requirements

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-07.04NORTH PACIFIC BYCATCH REDUCTION: Prepare conservation and management

Completedmeasures to lower economic discards [Sec .117(a)(3); p.113]

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-07.05RUSSIAN FISHING IN THE BERING SEA: Prepare a report to Congress [Sec. 105(g);

Completedp. 27-28]

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-07.06NORTH PACIFIC LOAN PROGRAM: Prepare recommendation on uses of fees in the

Completedhalibut-sablefish fisheries [Sec. 108(g); pp. 53-54]

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-07.07NORTH PACIFIC CATCH MEASUREMENT: Prepare management procedures and

Completedregulations for measurement of entire catch [Sec. 117(a)(3); p. 115]

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-07.08NORTH PACIFIC CATCH MEASUREMENT: Submit a plan to Congress for weighing

Completedcatch by processors and processing vessels [Sec. 117(a)(3); p. 115]

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-07.09NORTH PACIFIC FULL RETENTION AND UTILIZATION OF CATCH: Submit a report to

the Secretary on advisability of full catch retention by vessels and full utilization of

landings by processors [Sec. 117(a)(3); p. 115-116]

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-07.10ALASKA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: Establish western Alaska CDQ

Completedprograms for all M-SFCMA fisheries [Sec. 111(a)(1); pp. 85-89]

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-08.01DEFINITIONS: Amend FMPs and FMP regulations for consistency with SFA Section

Completed102 definitions

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-08.02FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS: Required provisions in FMPs [Sec. 108(a); pp.

Completed40-42]

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-08.03COUNCIL SOPPs: Revise to reflect SFA requirements

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-08.04PACIFIC INSULAR AREAS: Develop marine conservation plans and regulations

[Sec. 105(e)(4); pp. 21-23]

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-08.05WESTERN PACIFIC DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS: Develop criteria for project

selection and establish an advisory panel [Sec. 111(b); p. 91]

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-08.06WESTERN PACIFIC DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS: Annual report to Congress [Sec.

111(b); p. 92]

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council

C-08.07WESTERN PACIFIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS: Develop criteria for

Western Pacific community development quota programs [Sec. 111(a)(2); pp. 89-91]

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council

N-01.01DEFINITIONS: Review all existing definitions in FMP regulations for inconsistencies

Completedwith SFA language

N-01.02DEFINITIONS: Review all existing definitions in FMP regulations for inconsistencies

Completedwith SFA language

N-01.03DEFINITIONS: Review all existing definitions in FMP regulations for inconsistencies

Completedwith SFA language

N-01.04DEFINITIONS: Review all existing definitions in FMP regulations for inconsistencies

Completedwith SFA language

N-01.05DEFINITIONS: Review all existing definitions in FMP regulations for inconsistencies

Completedwith SFA language

N-01.06DEFINITIONS: Advise Council Chairmen and Executive Directors of need to review

Completedand amend FMPs and FMP regulations for consistency with SFA language

N-01.07DEFINITIONS: Amend HMS FMPs and FMP regulations for consistency with SFA

CompletedSection 102 definitions

N-02.01FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS: Advise Councils of required provisions in FMPs

Completed[Sec. 108(a); pp. 40-42]

N-02.02FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS: Required provisions in HMS FMPs [Sec. 108(a); pp.

Completed40-42]

N-03.01REVISE OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES

Completed

N-04.01NATIONAL STANDARDS: Publication of revised policies as National Standard

Completedguidelines

N-05.01PREVENT OVERFISHING AND REBUILD STOCKS: Revise Section 600.310 regulations

Completed [Sec. 102(7); p. 9] re: "Optimum"

N-05.02PREVENT OVERFISHING AND REBUILD STOCKS: Rebuild overfished stocks [Sec.

Completed108(a)(1); p. 40] Revise Section 600.310 regulations

N-05.03PREVENT OVERFISHING AND REBUILD STOCKS: Specify criteria to identify

Completedoverfishing end overfishing and rebuild stocks [Sec. 108(a)(7); p. 41]; Revise

Section 600.310 regulations

N-05.04PREVENT OVERFISHING AND REBUILD STOCKS: Requirement to establish

Completedprograms to rebuild stocks [Sec. 109(e) p. 64-68; Sec. 110(b) p. 78]: Revise Section

600.310 and 600.315 regulations

N-06.01FISHING COMMUNITIES: Add National Standard 8 and guidelines to Part 600

Completedsubpart E regulations [Sec. 106(b); p. 28]:

N-06.02FISHING COMMUNITIES: National Standard 8: Interpret "sustained participation"

Completed[Sec. 106(b); p. 28]:

N-06.03FISHING COMMUNITIES: National Standard 8: Interpret "substantially dependent"

Completedand "substantially engaged" [Sec. 106(b); p. 28]:

N-07.01BYCATCH: National Standard 9: Add National Standard 9 and guidelines to Part

Completed600 subpart E regulations [Sec. 106(b); pp.28-29]

N-08.01SAFETY AT SEA: National Standard 10: Add National Standard 10 and related

Completedguidelines to regulations at Part 600 Subpart E [SFA Sec. 106(b) pp 28-29;

M-SFCMA Sec. 301(a)(10)]

N-09.01COUNCIL HANDBOOK: Revise to include new requirements

Completed

N-09.02SOPPs: Letter to Councils and NMFS/HMS Division on need to change SOPPs to

Completedconform with SFA requirements

N-09.03SPECIAL COUNCIL REQUIREMENTS: Letter from Alaska Regional Administrator

Completedadvising Council of special requirements

N-09.04SPECIAL COUNCIL REQUIREMENTS: Letter from Northwest Regional Administrator

Completedadvising Council of special requirements

N-09.05SPECIAL COUNCIL REQUIREMENTS: Letter from Southwest Regional Administrator

Completedadvising Council of special requirements

N-10.01BYCATCH REDUCTION AGREEMENTS [Sec. 105(b); p. 14): 2003 Annual Report to

Congress

N-10.02BYCATCH REDUCTION AGREEMENTS [Sec. 105(b); p. 14]: Prepare an annual report

Completedto Congress on actions taken

N-10.03BYCATCH/INCIDENTAL HARVEST RESEARCH [Sec. 206; p. 131-134]: Collection of

Completedinformation on incidental shrimp harvest

N-10.04BYCATCH/INCIDENTAL HARVEST RESEARCH [Sec. 206; pp. 131-134]: Report to

CompletedCongress

N-10.05BYCATCH/INCIDENTAL HARVEST RESEARCH [Sec. 206]: Establish a bycatch

Completedreduction program to develop devices to minimize bycatch mortality and evaluate

ecological impacts benefits and costs and practicality of devices

N-10.06BYCATCH/INCIDENTAL HARVEST RESEARCH [Sec. 208; pp. 140-141]: Study of

Completedcontributions of bycatch to charitable organizations

N-10.07BYCATCH/INCIDENTAL HARVEST RESEARCH: North Pacific Bycatch Reduction

CompletedIncentives [Sec. 117(a)(3); 113-114]

N-11.01ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT: Actions by the Secretary and Councils regarding

Completedessential fish habitat [Sec. 110(a)(3)]: Promulgate regulations implementing

guidelines to assist Councils in the description and identification of essential fish

habitat

N-11.02ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT: Actions by the Secretary and Councils regarding

Completedessential fish habitat [Sec. 110(a)(3)]: Provide Councils with recommendations and

information on identification of essential fish habitat including threats and

conservation and enhancement measures

N-11.03ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT: Actions by the Secretary to conserve and enhance

Completedessential fish habitat [Sec. 110(a)(3)]:

N-12.01FISHING COMMUNITIES: NAS study of community development quota [Sec. 108(h):

CompletedNAS conduct study

N-13.01ITQ: NAS Study of ITQs [Sec. 108(f]:

Completed

N-14.01PREVENT OVERFISHING AND REBUILD STOCKS: Assess type and amount of fish

Completedcaught and released alive during recreational fishing and minimize mortality [Sec.

108(a)(7); p.41]: Prepare interpretation of provision--- ACTIVITY COMBINED WITH

N-02.02

N-14.02PREVENT OVERFISHING AND REBUILD STOCKS: Status of Fisheries of the United

States [SFA Sec. 109(e) pp. 64-68; M-SFCMA Sec. 304(e)]: 2004 Annual Report to

Congress & Councils

N-15.01HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES: Advisory panels established by the Secretary [Sec.

107(e); p. 33-34]: Revise the HMS process

N-15.02HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES: Prepare FMPs and amendments for each HMS

Completedfishery in need of management [Sec. 107(f) p. 34; Sec. 109(g)(1) pp. 69-70]: Prepare

new FMPs for any Atlantic highly migratory species not currently under M-SFCMA

management

N-15.03HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES: Availability of records of meetings and other

Completeddocuments for public inspection [Sec. 107(h)(8)]: Revise HMS process

N-15.04HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES: Comprehensive management system for Atlantic

Completedpelagic longline fishery [Sec. 109(h); 71-72]

N-16.01TRANSSHIPMENT PERMITS [Sec. 105(d)(1-7) pp. 15-18; Sec. 105(e) pp. 26-27]

Completed

N-17.01PACIFIC INSULAR AREAS: Establish areas and associated programs [Sec. 105(e)(1)

(2) (5)]

N-17.02PACIFIC INSULAR AREAS: Establish areas and associated programs [Sec.

105(e)(6) (7)]: Use of fees and establishment of fund prepare procedures and

guidelines

N-17.03PACIFIC INSULAR AREAS: Establish areas and associated programs [Sec. 105(e)(8);

Completedp. 26]: Use of fines and penalties prepare procedures and guidelines

N-18.01COUNCILS: New NC seat on M-AFMC [Sec. 107(a)(4)]: Conduct appointment process

Completedfor new seat on Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council for North Carolina

representative

N-18.02COUNCILS: New Tribal seat on PFMC [Sec. 107; p. 29-32]:

Completed

N-18.03COUNCILS: New Tribal seat on PFMC [Sec. 107(a)(5); pp. 29-30]: Conduct

Completedappointment process for new Tribal seat on Pacific Fishery Management Council

N-18.04COUNCILS: Changes in membership requirements [Sec. 107(b)-(c) p. 32]

Completed

N-18.05COUNCILS: Conflict of interest on the part of Council members [Sec. 107(i)(2) (8); p.

Completed37-39]:

N-18.06COUNCILS: Conflict of interest on the part of Council members [Sec. 107(i)(8); pp.

Completed38-39]:

N-19.01FEES UNDER IFQ AND CDQ PROGRAMS [Sec. 109(c); pp. 63-64]: Establish a

program for the collection and use including procedures of fees in the ITQ/CDQ

programs

N-20.01GEAR EVALUATION AND NOTIFICATION [Sec. 110(a); 73-74]

Completed

N-21.01NEGOTIATED CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES [Sec. 110(d); pp. ]:

Completed Develop rule to establish procedures for negotiation panels

N-22.01CENTRAL REGISTRY SYSTEM FOR LIMITED ACCESS SYSTEM PERMITS [Sec. 111(c);

pp. 81-85]: Establish a national/regional central registry system

N-23.01STATE JURISDICTION: Internal waters foreign processing [Sec. 112(c)]: Revise ?

Completed600.508(f) regulations for reporting requirements

N-23.02STATE JURISDICTION: Internal waters foreign processing [Sec. 112(c)]: Establish a

CompletedNortheast Region reporting system for IWP vessels

N-24.01PROHIBITED ACTS [Sec. 113]: Review section 600.725 regulations for all provisions

Completedin this section

N-25.01CIVIL PENALTIES AND PERMIT SANCTIONS: Rebuttable presumptions [Sec. 114]:

CompletedReview provisions

N-26.01ENFORCEMENT [Sec. 115]

Completed

N-27.01TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES: Fisheries disaster relief [SFA Sec.

116(a-d); M-SFCMA Sec. 312(a)]

N-27.02TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES: Fishing capacity reduction program

Completed[SFA Sec. 303; M-SFCMA Sec. 312 (b)-(e)]

N-28.01STUDY OF FEDERAL INVESTMENT [Sec. 116(b); p. 112]: Establish a task force of

Completedinterested parties to study and report to Congress on the role of government in

subsidizing the expansion and contraction of fishing capacity and influencing

capital investment in fisheries

N-29.01STANDARDIZED FISHING VESSEL REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION

CompletedMANAGEMENT SYSTEM [Sec. 201; pp. 116-122]

N-30.01CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION [Sec. 203(b)]: Review Part 600 subpart E

Completedregulations and the Council Handbook for necessary changes

N-30.02RESTRICTION ON USE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION [Sec. 203(c); p. 125]: Review

regulations to ensure the confidentiality of information in tax returns

N-31.01RESOURCE ASSESSMENTS [Sec. 203(e)(1-2); pp. 126-127]: Revise exempted fishing

Completedpermit regulations to allow the compensation of private vessels for their conduct of

resource assessment through exempted fishing

N-31.02RESOURCE ASSESSMENTS [Sec. 203(e); p. 127]: Undertake efforts to expand

annual resource assessments in all regions

N-32.01OBSERVERS [Sec. 204; pp. 127-128]

Completed

N-33.01FISHERIES RESEARCH; Strategic Plan [Sec. 205; pp. 128-131]

Completed

N-33.02FISHERIES ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH [Sec. 207; pp. 134-136]

Completed

N-34.01GULF OF MEXICO RED SNAPPER RESEARCH: Independent peer review [Sec.

Completed207(b); pp. 136-140]

N-34.02GULF OF MEXICO RED SNAPPER RESEARCH: Year 2001 Referendum [Sec. 207(b);

138-139]: Prepare procedures for conducting a referendum on Red Snapper IFQ

program

N-34.03GULF OF MEXICO RED SNAPPER RESEARCH : Catch limits [Section 207(b);

Completedpp.138-139]: Develop a mechanism for monitoring and closing the Gulf red snapper

recreational fishery

N-35.01STUDY OF IDENTIFICATION METHODS FOR HARVEST STOCKS [Sec. 209]: Submit a

Completedstudy to Congress of methods of identifying salmon

N-36.01REVIEW OF NORTHEAST FISHERY STOCK ASSESSMENTS [Sec. 210]: National

CompletedAcademy to conduct and submit to Congress a study of Canadian and US stock

assessments

N-37.01FINANCING OF PURCHASE OF INDIVIDUAL FISHING QUOTA [Sec. 302]: Revise

Completedguidelines or other documents to provide for the financing of IFQ

N-38.01NEW ENGLAND HEALTH PLAN [Sec. 401(f); p. 149]

Completed

N-39.01NEW ENGLAND REPORT [Sec. 402(b)]: 2002 Annual Report to Congress on New

England capacity reduction

N-40.01TRANSITION TO MANAGEMENT OF AMERICAN LOBSTER FISHERY BY ASMFC [Sec.

Completed404(c); p. 152-155]

N-40.02TRANSITION TO MANAGEMENT OF AMERICAN LOBSTER FISHERY BY ASMFC [Sec.

404(c)]: Establish monitoring of landings of American lobster and implement

conservation regulations

N-40.03TRANSITION TO MANAGEMENT OF AMERICAN LOBSTER FISHERY BY ASMFC [Sec.

Completed404(c)]: Revise current regulations to recognize validity of state permits in Federal

waters

N-41.01EMERGENCY ACTION BY THE SECRETARY: [M-SFMCA Sec. 305(c)] Develop Policy

CompletedGuidelines for Use of Emergency Rules