MAFMC Policies on Non-Fishing Activities

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The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) has released a series of policy documents focused on non-fishing activities that threaten fish habitat.

The documents outline the Council’s positions on five anthropogenic (human) activities: wind energy, offshore oil, marine transport, liquefied natural gas, and coastal development.

Development of habitat policy documents is one component of the Council’s ongoing Habitat Pilot Project, which was initiated in July 2014 with support from NOAA Fisheries.

MAFMC is currently developing an additional set of policies focused on fishing impacts on fish habitat.

The habitat policy and supporting documents are available on the Council’s website at

source: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council