Guam Marine Conservation Plan

Guam is required under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to submit a plan every three years to the Council and to the Secretary of the US Department of Commerce that identifies how it will spend the funds that are set aside from the fees that are collected by the United States from Pacific Insular Areas Fishery Agreements (PIAFA), which allow foreign fishing in Guam’s 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).  In addition, the Council also has funds under the Sustainable Fisheries Fund that can be made available to the Pacific Insular Areas.

In order for Guam to receive funds for fishery development related projects under the sustainable Fisheries Fund, it must have an approved Marine Conservation Plan