The beginning phase of Amendment development. We’re gathering ideas about how to solve a fishery problem or address a need. Help us identify issues, potential impacts, and reasonable solutions so we can develop reasonable management actions and alternatives.
Options and alternatives that can potentially solve a fishery issue have been developed along with biological, social, and economic analysis. Help us identify the potential impacts of the proposed alternatives to guide the Council’s decision making process.
Final action occurs when the Council decides that a fishery management strategy is appropriate. The Council then
votes to approve and submit the fishery management plan to the Secretary of Commerce for the Rule Making Phase.
The Secretary of Commerce will review the management measure and open a final public comment period. Measures that are approved and implemented are then published in the Federal Register and then moved to the appropriate Implemented Fishery Management Plans web page.