Essential Fish Habitat Amendments
Essential Fish Habitat (EFH)
This amendment is to all seven (7) FMPs. It describes the habitat constitution that is essential for each life history stage of 26 representative species, which result in most of the landings from the Gulf. It describes the habitat types and distribution, threats to these habitats, predator-prey relationships, factors resulting in EFH losses, conservation and enhancement measures for EFH, and recommendations to minimize impacts from non-fishing threats.
Appendix A (species distribution maps) is not available in electronic format.
Appendix B (habitat associations of life stages of species) is not available in electronic format.
Appendix D see Habitat Policy (pdf - 32 kb)
2004 Essential Fish Habitat Appendices
- Appendix A - Cover
- Appendix B
- Appendix C
- Appendix D - Fishing Communities Descriptions
- Appendix E - Community Census Demographic Tables
- Appendix F - County Census Demographic Tables
- Appendix G
- Appendix H
- Appendix I
- Appendix J - Comment Letters
- Appendix J
March 2005 EFH Amendment 3 (pdf - 3313 kb)
EFH 5-Year Review - October 2010 (pdf - 3564 kb)