Actinopterygians, or ‘ray-finned fishes,’ are the largest and most successful group of fishes and make up half of all living vertebrates.
Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) was defined by the U.S. Congress in the 1996
amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management
Essential fish habitat includes all types of aquatic habitat—wetlands, coral reefs,
seagrasses, rivers—where fish spawn, breed, feed, or grow to maturity.
The EFH Mapper is a one-stop tool for viewing the spatial representations of fish
species, their life-stages and important habitats. We provide links to supporting ...
“Since 1998, we have awarded more than $3 million for community projects to restore sportfish habitat
in 25 states through this partnership. Applicants are encouraged to partner with NOAA staff in order to strengthen the development and implementation of sound restorat... More »
Welcome to the Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Mapper. The purpose of this
interactive, online mapping application is to provide the public and other
Economically important fish species have long been regarded in isolation from
each other and their habitat. In order to comprehensively assess the impacts of ...
Other Adaptations Water temperature needs Fish are cold-blooded, which ...
Habitat and Food Fish might be found in water scarcely deep enough to cover
One of the Amendments included in the Bill was the National Fish Habitat
Conservation Through Partnerships Act. The committee took affirmative action on
Apache trout (George Andrejko, Arizona Game and Fish Department) ...
Conservation of Western native trout and their habitats is critical in maintaining