The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) is one of 18 nationally recognized fish habitat partnerships in the United States. Although the PMEP has specific goals associated with juvenile fish habitat in estuarine and nearshore marine environments, habitat connectivity, and water quality and quantity, the partnership also serves to advance the goals of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) - to protect, restore, and enhance the nation's fish and aquatic communities through partnerships that foster fish habitat conservation and improve quality of life for all Americans. For more information about NFHP, visit their website.
There are a total of 10 fish habitat partnerships, including the PMEP, that focus on coastal fish habitat issues:
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership | California Fish Passage Forum | Hawaii Fish Habitat Partnership | Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership | Mat-Su Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership |Pacific Lamprey Fish Habitat Partnership | Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership | Southwest Alaska Salmon Habitat Partnership |Western Native Trout Initiative | Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership
The Coastal Fish Habitat Partnerships have been working together to convey the importance of protecting, restoring, and enhancing estuarine and nearshore marine environments:
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