The Bureau of Statistics and Plans in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture has developed the update to the 2017 Marine Conservation Plan (MCP) for Guam. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act requires an approved Marine Conservation Plan in order for Guam to receive funds that might be made available under the Pacific Insular Area Fishery Agreement (PIAFA). The overall purpose of the plan is to identify conservation and management objectives for the marine and coastal environment, including criteria for determining when objectives have been met and to prioritize planned marine conservation projects.

Public comments on the enclosed Draft 2017 Marine Conservation Plan is being accepted. Comments are due to the Bureau by no later than 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017. Additional copies are also available at the Bureau of Statistics and Plans located in the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor’s Office Complex in Adelup, Hagatna, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., workdays from April 20, 2017 to May 4, 2017 or on the Bureau’s website at Comments can also be emailed to

Marine Conservation Plan