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Generic Amendment for Addressing Essential Fish Habitat Requirements in the following Fishery Management Plans of the Gulf of Mexico.

Country/Territory
United States of America
Territorial subdivision
Texas
Document type
Miscellaneous
Date
1998
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Policy/planning Marine fisheries Fishery management and conservation Fishing authorization Marine fishes Seasons Monitoring Total allowable catch Migratory species Stock enhancement/repopulation Authorization/permit Management/conservation Protection of habitats Ecosystem preservation
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic
Abstract

This Amendment to all seven Fisheries Management Plans for specific fisheries (Stone Crab, shrimp, Spiny Lobster, Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources, Coral and Coral Reef, Red Drum and Reef Fish) of the Gulf of Mexico and partly in the South Atlantic describes the habitat constitution that is essential for each life history stage of 26 representative species, which result in most of the landings from the Gulf. They were selected because they are considered to be ecologically representative of the remaining species within their respective Fishery Management Units (FMUs). Essential fish habitat (EFH) is identified and described based on areas where various life stages of 26 representative managed species and the coral complex commonly occur. The Plan describes the habitat types and distribution, threats to these habitats, predator-prey relationships, factors resulting in EFH losses, conservation and enhancement measures for EFH, and recommendations to minimize impacts from non-fishing threats.

Full text
English
Website
gulfcouncil.org

References - Legislation

Amends

Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic.

Legislation | United States of America | 1983

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Total allowable catch, Allocation/quota, Marine fishes, Migratory species, Size, Dispute settlement

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fishery Management Plan for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic.

Legislation | United States of America | 1982

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Crustaceans, Bycatch, Fishing gear/fishing method, Landing, Foreign fishing, Protected fishing area, Total allowable catch, Aquatic animals, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fishery Management Plan for the Stone Crab Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic.

Legislation | United States of America | 1979

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Crustaceans, Fishing gear/fishing method, Landing, Seasons, Protected fishing area, Total allowable catch, Aquatic animals, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 1981

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Crustaceans, Cartilaginous fishes, Bycatch, Fishing gear/fishing method, Non-commercial fishing, Foreign fishing, Protected fishing area, Total allowable catch, Aquatic animals, Authorization/permit, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Ecosystem preservation, Turtles, Marine protected areas, Endangered species, Protection of species, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fishery Management Plan for the Red Drum Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 1986

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fishes, Total allowable catch, Allocation/quota, Fishing authorization, Stock enhancement/repopulation, Authorization/permit, Protection of habitats, Wetlands

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

Legislation | United States of America | 1981

Keyword: Policy/planning, Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing authorization, Marine fishes, Migratory species, Cartilaginous fishes, Landing, Bycatch, Fishing gear/fishing method, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, Non-commercial fishing, Authorization/permit, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Ecosystem preservation, Coral, Aquatic animals

Source: FAO, FAOLEX