Fisheries Management Plan

On January 11, 2012 the Joint Tribal Council enacted Part 1 known as the Administrative Procedures section of the Fisheries Management Plan (pages 1-24).  This starting point was a new approach that allows the tribe to move forward with exercising tribal sovereign authority governing saltwater hunting, fishing and gathering by members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.  The FMP and other internal matters of the Passamaquoddy tribe are intended to ensure the protection of the marine environment, its resource and inherent rights of tribal members to engage in the harvesting of marine resources in a manner which will:

Maintain cultural and historic subsistence, ceremonial and commercial hunting, fishing and gathering of marine resources by tribal members;

Provide for the immediate and long term cultural, economic and social interests and needs of tribal members and future generations;

Cooperate with Tribal, Canadian, American, State, Provincial and Municipal authorities in the conservation and protection of the marine environment and its resources through safe and responsible harvesting practices.

Since its initial enactment the Fisheries Management Plan has been ammended to include new provisions and other changes to the original document.

Fishery Management Plan (enacted by JTC 1-11-12)
Part 1 General Provisions

Pending FMP (pages 25 thru 60)
Part 2, 3 and 4 Proposed additions to the FMP.

Part 5: American Eel management
Enacted by Joint Tribal Council 2-13-13

Between 2012 and 2014 The Fisheries Advisory Committee and the Joint Tribal Council have ammended various sections of the American Eel Plan.

Additional Eel Related Information
Tribal Resolutions, Landing Report Forms, etc…

The tribe will publish future changes made to the Fisheries Management Plan as soon as possible to provide up-to-date information. Be advised that information provided here is meant for general reference only. For certified copies of tribal law please contact the tribal clerk.

Phone: (207) 853-2600 ext 254


Passamaquoddy Tribe – Pleasant Point
PO Box 343, Perry, ME 04667-0343