Fishery Management Plan and Amendments: FMP Background Materials and Appendices

NMFS actions related to FMP implementation

  • April 7, 2004: Final rule to establish a number of conservation and management measures for the fisheries managed under the HMS FMP.
  • March 11, 2004: Final rule to prohibit shallow longline sets targeting swordfish east of 150° W longitude by vessels managed under the HMS FMP.
  • February 4, 2004: NMFS partially approves the FMP. (View the approval letter.)

HMS FMP FEIS August 2003 HMS FMP Appendices (for reference purposes only)

Download the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species, Final Environmental Impact Statement (August 2003)  – Note:  Chrome users please “right-click” to download and save to your hard drive

For ease of access, the following appendices extract chapters from the above Final Environmental Impact Statement that are not included in the current version of the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species.

  • Appendix A: Description of the Fisheries, part 1: text and tables (FEIS Chapter 2)
  • Appendix A: Description of the Fisheries, part 2: figures (FEIS Chapter 2)
  • Appendix B: Status of the Management Unit Stocks at the Time of FMP Adoption (FEIS Chapter 3)
  • Appendix C: Bycatch in HMS Fisheries (FEIS Chapte 5)
  • Appendix D: Interactions of HMS Fishing Gears with Protected Species (FEIS Chapter 6)
  • Appendix E: Management Regime at the Time of FMP Adoption (FEIS Chapter 7)
  • Appendix F: U.S. West Coast Highly Migratory Species Life History Accounts and Essential Fish Habitat (FEIS Appendix A)
  • Appendix G: Status of Affected Species and Critical Habitat in the Area of HMS Fisheries (FEIS Appendix E)
  • Appendix H: Costs Involved in Managing Highly Migratory Species (FEIS Appendix F)
  • Appendix I: Draft Proposed Regulations