National Essential Fish Habitat Summit
Regional Essential Fish Habitat Profiles
The National Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Summit was a unique opportunity for discussion among council and NOAA Fisheries habitat experts. The regional EFH profiles below were developed by Fisheries Forum staff with input and review provided by council and NOAA Fisheries staff. The purpose of these profiles was to provide all EFH Summit participants with valuable background information, and to help illustrate similarities, differences, and adaptations across regions.
These profiles were intended as background for discussion and were not intended to be comprehensive. The format, focus, and level of detail vary by profile in response to each region’s approach to implementing EFH authorities, as well as the suggestions provided by council and agency staff during the review process. This collection of materials also includes examples of EFH maps, text descriptions, process documents, and other regional resources provided by EFH Summit speakers to support presentations and discussions.
This page and the full set of regional profiles were published in May 2016, and have not been updated. Please visit individual council websites for updates and additional information on regional EFH initiatives.