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Implementing the SFA: Reports, Plans & Studies

Report to Congress: Status of Fisheries of U.S. - SFA 109(e) requires NMFS to report annually on the status of the fisheries. The first status report was delivered to Congress on September 30, 1997.

Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management - A Report to Congress by the Ecosystem Principles Advisory Panel April, 1999
This report is available in .pdf format.

Proposed Implementation of a Fishing Vessel Registration and Fisheries Information Management System
This proposed report to Congress is available in .pdf format.

Southeastern United States Shrimp Trawl Bycatch Program
This report to Congress is in PDF. The report summarizes, and provides analysis of, NMFS research on Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs) in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery. The report is available on the Galveston Laboratory Homepage.

Sharing the Fish: Toward a National Policy on Individual Fishing Quotas
This is the National Academy Report on IFQ Programs. This is a read-only pre-publication draft. View this report.

The Community Development Quota in Alaska and Lessons for the Western Pacific
This is the National Academy Report on Effectiveness of Comunity Development Programs. This is a read-only pre-publication draft. View this report.

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Checklist for FMP Amendments
Available in .pdf format.

Technical Guidance on the Use of Precautionary Approaches to Implementing National Standard 1 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
Available in .pdf format.

Consolidated Report on the Peer Review of Red Snapper Research and Management in the Gulf of Mexico
Three independent peer review panels evaluated the status of the red snapper stock in the Gulf of Mexico. This report is available in .pdf format.

Strategic Plan for Fisheries Research
NMFS developed this strategic plan in accordance with 205 of the SFA. This report is available in .pdf format.

 

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