Resources: Fact Sheets

These fact sheets are designed for anyone who wants to understand how the fisheries management system works. They explain who to contact with your comments and questions.

If you have questions or comments regarding these public information outreach materials, please contact Jennifer Gilden, Information and Communications Specialist at 503-820-2280 ext. 418 or toll free 1-866-806-7204.

  1. Council meetings 101 (1/19)
  2. Getting involved (1/19)
  3. Council advisory bodies (1/19)
  4. Public testimony (1/19)
  5. Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (1/19) and National Standards of the MSA (from Gulf of Mexico Council)
  6.  National Environmental Policy Act (1/19)
  7. Overfishing and Rebuilding (1/19)
  8. Annual Catch Limits and Other Management Thresholds (1/19)
  9. Habitat and Essential Fish Habitat (2/19)
  10. Exempted fishing permits (8/17)
  11. Communities (8/17)

Groundfish

  1. Groundfish (1/19)
  2. Geography of rockfish (1/19)
  3. Trawl Catch Shares (8/17)
  4. Electronic Monitoring in Groundfish Fisheries (2/19)

Salmon

  1. Salmon(1/19)
  2. Geography of Salmon (1/19)
  3. Common Terms Used in Salmon Management (1/19)

Other Fisheries

  1. Highly Migratory Species (tunas, swordfish, etc.) (1/19)
  2. Coastal Pelagic Species (anchovies, sardines, jack mackerel, etc.) (1/19)
  3. Pacific Halibut (1/19)

Ecosystem

  1. Fishery Ecosystem Plan (1/19)
  2. Closed Areas (under construction)
  3. Marine reserves (2/19)

Other Topics

  1. Acronyms and Definitions (2/19)
  2. Powerpoint tips (1/19)
  3. Sample Letter
  4. U.S. Regional Fishery Management Councils: Opportunities and Challenges (2009)

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