Which all leads to: Fishery Management Plans
Fishery Management Plans are governed in specific terms by the Act. They are comprised of two main sections: (1) Required content and (2) discretionary content.
The plan must:
contain the conservation and management measures necessary . . . for the conservation and management of the fishery to prevent overfishing and rebuild overfished stocks, and to protect, restore, and promote the long-term health and stability of the fishery
contain a description of the fishery including the number of vessels involved, the type and quantity of fishing gear used, the species of fish involved and their location, the cost likely to be incurred in management, actual and potential revenues from the fishery, any recreational interest in the fishery, and the nature and extent of foreign fishing and Indian treaty fishing rights, if any
National Fishery Program – FMPs