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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The Rise of the Recreational Fishing Lobby. A. Carter & M. Conothan, Center for American Progress, 2018. Changes to MSA proposed by  recreational fishing interests and their lobbyists threaten sustainable fisheries.

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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