Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) was defined by the U.S. Congress in the 1996
amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management
As a Congressional mandate, Essential Fish Habitat describes all waters and
substrate necessary for fish for spawning, breeding, feeding, or growth to maturity
Essential fish habitat includes all types of aquatic habitat—wetlands, coral reefs,
seagrasses, rivers—where fish spawn, breed, feed, or grow to maturity.
Essential Fish Habitat Mapper v3.0. The EFH Mapper is a one-stop tool for
viewing the spatial representations of fish species, their life-stages and important
The mission of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan is to protect, restore and
enhance the nation's fish and aquatic communities through partnerships that
Colors and patterns Fish markings usually serve as camouflage. ... Habitat and
Food Fish might be found in water scarcely deep enough to cover their backs, ...
Like all animals, fish need a healthy living space, or habitat, to survive, ... A fish's
habitat includes all the required physical factors (temperature, water depth,.
Constructed to meet a variety of human needs, they impact almost every major
river system in the United States, affecting to various degrees habitat for fish and
Sep 1, 2015 ... America's fisheries are facing a conservation crisis. Nearly 40% of North
American fishes, 700 species in total, are imperiled. More than ...
Economically important fish species have long been regarded in isolation from
each other and their habitat. In order to comprehensively assess the impacts of ...