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Generic Amendment No. 2 (2004) 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
2004
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Policy/planning Marine fisheries Fishery management and conservation Fishing authorization Marine fishes Fishing gear/fishing method Seasons Monitoring Allocation/quota Total allowable catch Non-commercial fishing Stock enhancement/repopulation Authorization/permit Management/conservation Protection of habitats Ecosystem preservation Coral Aquatic animals
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic
Abstract

This generic 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 addresses long-term threats to the viability of commercial and recreational fisheries is the continuing loss of marine, estuarine, and other aquatic habitats. To ensure habitat considerations receive increased attention for the conservation and management of fishery resources, the amended Magnuson-Stevens Act included new Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) requirements, and as such, each existing, and any new, FMPs must describe and identify EFH for the fishery, minimize to the extent practicable adverse effects on that EFH caused by fishing, and identify other actions to encourage the conservation and enhancement of that EFH.

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