Fishery Management Plan and Amendments: Amendment 13

Amendment 13 to the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan

On September 6th, 2011, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) was notified that Amendment 13 to the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) had been formally approved by the Secretary of Commerce. The intent of Amendment 13 is to ensure the FMP is consistent with NMFS advisory guidelines. The guidelines describe fishery management approaches to meet the objectives of National Standard 1 (NS1) of section 301 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). National Standard 1 states “Conservation and management measures shall prevent overfishing while achieving, on a continuing basis, the optimum yield (OY) from each fishery for the U.S. fishing industry.”

For further information, contact the staff officer for CPS: Mr. Kerry Griffin (Kerry.Griffin@noaa.gov) phone (503) 820-2409; or toll free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 409; fax (503) 820-2299.