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Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the Mariana Archipelago.

États-Unis d'Amérique
Type du document
Pêche, Espèces sauvages et écosystèmes
Mot clé
Politique/planification Pêche maritime Gestion et conservation des pêches Autorisation de pêche Changement de climat Poissons marins Crustacés Poissons cartilagineux Débarquement Prises accessoires Volume admissible de captures Engins de pêche/méthodes de pêche Périodes Collecte de données/déclarations Monitorage Pêche artisanale Re-empoissonnement/repeuplement Pêche non-commerciale Droits traditionnels/droits coutumiers Gestion communautaire Peuples autochtones Animaux aquatiques Autorisation/permis Gestion/conservation Protection de l'habitat Préservation de l'écosystème Mammifères marins Espèces menacées Corail Tortues Protection des espèces
Aire géographique
Amériques, Arctique, Pacifique du Est, Amérique du Nord, Atlantique Nord

This Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP), developed by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council as an FMP, concerns ecosystem approaches to fishery management in the archipelago of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). It is made pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and in accordance with national legislation and standards (including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act). The FEP establishes the framework under which the Council will manage fishery resources, and begin the integration and implementation of ecosystem approaches to management in Guam and the CNMI. It does not establish any new fishery management Regulations at this time but rather consolidates existing fishery regulations for demersal species. Specifically, this FEP identifies as management unit species those current management unit species known to be present in waters around Guam and the CNMI and incorporates all of the management provisions of the Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish FMP, the Crustaceans FMP, the Precious Corals FMP, and the Coral Reef Ecosystems FMP that are applicable to the area. Pelagic fishery resources, although important in the biological and socioeconomic environment of these islands, they will be managed separately through the Pacific Pelagic FEP. In addition, under the FEP, the organizational structure for developing and implementing Fishery Ecosystem Plans explicitly incorporates community input and local knowledge into the management process. It also identifies topics in ecosystem approaches to management and identifies ten overarching objectives to guide the Council in further implementing ecosystem approaches to management.

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