Magnuson-Stevens Act & Fishery Mgt Plan Info

Now that Cook Inlet salmon will be coming back under the management umbrella of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) there is much to be learned and much to be done. Here are some documents related to the process:

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Legal Framework for Federal Fisheries Management. Moira Kelly, Fishery Policy Analyst, NMFS , 2014. This explains how the Magnuson-Stevens Act guides fishery management plans (FMPs).

The Regulatory Process for Fishery Management. Moira Kelly, Fishery Policy Analyst, NMFS , 2014. This explains how fishery management plans (FMPs) are developed by Fishery Management Councils.

NOAA’s National Standard Guidelines.  This links to regulatory language on the 10 National Standards in the MSA.


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