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Fishery Management Plans

Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) are developed by the Regional Fishery Management Councils and implemented by NMFS. Atlantic Highly Migratory Species are the only species that are managed directly by NMFS. This page lists all current FMPs according to the Council(s) that created the plan. Some species, like the monkfish, are managed by more than one Council. More in-depth information on specific FMPs and Amendments can be found on the Council's web sites, or on our Office of Sustainable Fisheries FMP Collection page.

Fishery Management Plans by Region

*Council = Administrative lead

New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC)
NEFMC
 • Atlantic Sea Scallops
 • Northeast Multispecies
 • Atlantic Salmon
 • Monkfish (*NEFMC/MAFMC)
 • Deep-Sea Red Crab
 • Northeast Skates
 • Atlantic Herring
 • Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass
 • Atlantic Surf Clam & Ocean Quahog
 • Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish
 • Bluefish
 • Spiny Dogfish (*MAFMC/NEFMC)
 • Tilefish
SAFMC
 • Snapper-Grouper
 • Shrimp
 • Coral, Coral Reefs, & Live/Hard Bottom Habitats
 • Golden Crab
 • Dolphin and Wahoo
 • Pelagic Sargassum Habitat
GMFMC
 • Coral and Coral Reefs
 • Spiny Lobster (*GMFMC/SAFMC)
 • Aquaculture
 • Red Drum
 • Shrimp
 • Reef Fish
 • Coastal Migratory Pelagics (Mackerel)(*GMFMC/SAFMC)
CFMC
 • Shallow Water Reef Fish
 • Corals & Reef Associated Plants & Invertebrates
 • Queen Conch
 • Spiny Lobster
PFMC
 • Pacific Coast Salmon
 • West Coast Highly Migratory Species
 • Pacific Coast Groundfish
 • Coastal Pelagic Species
WPFMC
 • Pacific Pelagic Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP)
 • American Samoa Archipelago FEP
 • Hawaii Archipelago FEP
 • Mariana Archipelago FEP
 • Pacific Remote Island Areas FEP
NPFMC
 • Arctic Fish Resources
 • Bering Sea & Aleutian Islands King & Tanner Crabs
 • Bering Sea & Aleutian Islands Groundfish
 • Alaska Salmon
 • Alaska Scallop
 • Alaska Groundfish
 • Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species
 

*Council = Administrative lead

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