The National Fish Habitat Action Plan: A Partnership Approach to Protect and Restore Fish Population

Higgins, Jonathan
April 2009
Journal: American Water Works Association;Apr2009, Vol. 101 Issue 4, p20
Academic Journal
The article reports on the implementation of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan, which aims to protect and restore fish and aquatic communities in the U.S. It notes that the plan uses emerging scientific tools to target priority watersheds and implement needed projects, and design best management practices. It states that the plan is nonregulatory, and is funding projects that are developed voluntarily by partners and stakeholders. It relates that the projects will supplement the existing foundation of regulatory programs that protect aquatic habitats from pollution and degradation. It cites several approaches of implementing the plan, including to support existing fish habitat partnerships and to measure the status and needs of aquatic habitats.


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