Essential Fish Habitat Reviews

The EFH regulations state that the Council and NMFS should conduct a complete review of EFH provisions of FMPs at least once every 5 years and revise or amend the EFH provisions as warranted based on available information. The review is to evaluate: 1) published scientific literature, 2) unpublished scientific reports, 3) information solicited from interested parties, and 4) previously unavailable or inaccessible data. NPFMC revised the EFH sections of its Fishery Management Plans to address the results of the 5-year review.

2015 EFH 5-year Review

Archived EFH Information