Ecosystem-Based Management: Fishery Ecosystem Plan
Pacific Coast Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the U.S. Portion of the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem
At it’s April 2013 meeting, the Council adopted the Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) and the Ecosystem Initiatives Appendix and provided guidance for implementations. The Council modified the FEP schedule so that the Annual State of the Ecosystem Report will be presented each March and the review of ecosystem initiatives will next occur in 2015 and each odd year thereafter. Further decision making on the ecosystem initiative related to forage fish management is anticipated to begin at the June 2013 meeting where the Council will review the list of authorized West Coast fisheries and consider assignments for a specialized committee to work on the matter.
- Download the Reader’s Guide to the February 2013 Draft FEP (recorded webinar in WMV format, 15.4 mb)
- Download the Main Document Pacific Coast Fishery Ecosystem Plan for the U.S. Portion of the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem; PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT (February 2013)
- Download the Appendix Public Review Draft Ecosystem Initiatives APPENDIX to the Pacific Coast Fishery Ecosystem Plan (February 2013)
The purpose of the FEP is to enhance the Council’s species-specific management programs with more ecosystem science, broader ecosystem considerations and management policies that coordinate Council management across its Fishery Management Plans and the California Current Ecosystem.
If you have questions regarding these documents, please contact Mr. Mike Burner, at 503-820-2280 ext. 414.