159th Council Meeting

Date: March 16-18, 2014    Location: Fiesta Hotel and Spa, Garapan, CNMI

Date: March 20-21, 2014    Location: Guam Hilton Hotel, Tumon, Guam

FINAL 159th Council Meeting Action Memorandum

Press Release, Mar. 15, 2014 – Scientists Reiterate Recommendation to Open Hawai`i Bottomfish Fishing Areas, Suggest Revisions to Coral Reef Fisheries Annual Quotas

Press Release, Mar. 19, 2014 – CNMI Got ‘Jacked,’ Fishery Management Council Is Told

Press Release, Mar. 21, 2014 – Federal Fishery Managers Address Cumulative Impacts on Fishing Communities

1. Opening Ceremony & Introductions
Council Family List Part 1 Public Version
159th Council Meeting Action Item Summary

2. Opening Remarks from CNMI

3. Approval of the 159th Agenda
159th Public Draft Agenda (Revised)
115 SSC & 159 CM FR Notice (Revised)
Program Planning & Research Standing Committee Agenda
Marianas PT Meeting Public Agenda
Joint Marianas AP & PT Meeting Public Agenda
CNMI REAC Public Agenda (Revised)
Guam REAC Public Agenda

4. Approval of the 158th Meeting Minutes


5. Executive Director’s Report

6. Election of Officers

7. Agency Reports
PIRO Report
PIFSC Report
NOAA GC Report
USCG Enforcement Report
GCEL Report

8. Marianas Archipelago-CNMI
Mariana Archipelago Synopsis
CNMI Island Report
ACTION ITEM CNMI Bottomfish Area Closure Options Paper
Report on Mariana Islands Bot Fishery Scoping Mtg Nov 2013

9. Program Planning & Research
ACTION ITEM ACL Specifications (Revised)

10. American Samoa Archipelago
American Samoa Synopsis (Revised)

11. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

12. Marianas Archipelago-Guam
Guam Island Report

13. Protected Species

14. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

15. Pelagic & International Fisheries
ACTION ITEM AS LL Fishery Economic Collapse Options Paper
ACTION ITEM Modifying HI LL EPO BET Catch Limit Options Paper
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16. Hawaii Archipelago
Hawaii Island Report

17. Administrative Matters
CCC MSA Reauthorization

Fishers Forums CNMI
CNMI Fishers Forum Flyer

Fisher Forum Guam
Guam Fishers Forum Flyer