National Marine Fisheries Service Habitat Conservation Efforts in the Southeastern United States for 1988

Mager, Jr. , Andreas (1990) National Marine Fisheries Service Habitat Conservation Efforts in the Southeastern United States for 1988. Marine Fisheries Review, 52(1), pp. 7-13.

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Abstract

Dataq uantifying the area of habitat affected by Federal programs that regulate development in coastal zones of the southeastern United States are provided for 1988. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) made recommendations on 3,935 proposals requiring Federal permits or licenses to alter wetlands. A survey of 977 of these activities revealed that 359,876 acres of wetlands that support fishery resources under NMFS purview were proposed for some type of alteration or manipulation. Almost 95 percent of this acreage was for impounding andl/or manipulation of water levels in Louisiana marshes. The NMFS did not object to alteration of 173,284 acres and recommended the conservation of 186,592 acres. To offset habitat losses, 1,827 acres of mitigation were recommended by the NMFS or proposed by applicants and/or the Corps of Engineers (COE). From 1981 to 1988 the NMFS has provided in depth analyses on 8,385 projects proposing the alteration of at least 656,377 acres of wetlands. A follow-up survey on the disposition of 339 permits handled by the COE during 1988 revealed that the COE accepted NMFS recommendations on 68 percent. On a permit-by-permit basis, 13 percent of NMFS recommendations were partially accepted, 17 percent were completely rejected, and 2 percent were withdrawn. The permit requests tracked by the NMFS proposed the alteration of 2,674 acres of wetlands. The COE issued permits to alter 847 acres or 32 percent of the amount proposed.

Item Type: Article
Title: National Marine Fisheries Service Habitat Conservation Efforts in the Southeastern United States for 1988
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Mager, Jr. , Andreas
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 52
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 7-13
Date: 1990
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Environment
Management
Item ID: 9935
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 13:50
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 13:50
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9935

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