Partnerships



The National Fish Habitat Action Plan can help the PMEP achieve its conservation goals and objectives by providing:

  • Science and data. The National Fish Habitat Action Plan helps to identify causative factors for declining fish populations by using an integrated landscape approach, conducting an assessments of Pacific fish habitats and needs, identifying areas that should be prioritized for protection and restoration, and providing a framework and standard for further data gathering.
  • Networking opportunities. The existence of other fish habitat partnerships provides opportunities to share information, resources, and lessons learned.
  • Governance and coordination role. Direction and support to the PMEP to ensure alignment with the National Fish Habitat Action Plan and coordination and communication across partnerships will help advance PMEP goals and objectives.
  • Assistance in helping the partnership measure its success. Sharing information about how other partnerships develop performance metrics can assist the PMEP to develop consistent metrics that can be compiled at the national level.

kelp bedsThe PMEP’s priorities have been designed to align with the National Fish Habitat Action Plan goals to help advance the achievement of the following national goals and objectives:

      •  Protect and maintain intact and healthy aquatic systems.
      •  Prevent further degradation of fish habitats that have been adversely affected.
      •  Reverse declines in the quality and quantity of aquatic habitats to improve the overall health of fish and other aquatic organisms.
      •  Increase the quality and quantity of fish habitats that support a broad natural diversity of fish and other aquatic species.