Case Study – Atlantic Salmon
What the MSA has done:
The MSA gives regional fishery management councils the authority to prepare plans for the conservation and management of each federally managed fishery in the EEZ, including the establishment of necessary habitat conservation measures.
In 1987, a fishery management plan for Atlantic salmon was implemented by the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) and the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries
Information Source: http://training.fws.gov/LIBRARY/salmon/asalmon74.html