Archives for June 2013

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113th SSC Meeting

113th SSC Meeting
June 18-20, 2013
Council Office
Agenda
Press Release
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Scientists Recommend Increasing the Hawaii Bottomfish Quota for 2014 – Press Release

HONOLULU (21 June 2013) Scientists who provide advice on the management of federal fisheries in Hawaii and other US Pacific Islands are recommending a 6 percent increase in the 2014 quota for deep- water bottomfish in the main Hawaiian Islands. The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council determines the annual “acceptable biological catch” (ABC) of each federally managed stock, with a few exceptions, as required by Congress. The SSC concluded its three-day meeting in Honolulu on Thursday, recommending an ABC of 346,000 for seven popular deep-water bottomfish in main Hawaiian Islands. The SSC also recommended that the Council, which meets next week Wednesday to Friday in Honolulu, use the ABC as the quota for the period that begins Sept. 1, 2013, and ends on Aug. 31, 2014.
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2013-2014 Fishery Catch Quotas and Striped Marlin Overfishing Trend on Agenda for Federal Fishery Scientists, Managers – Press Release

HONOLULU (17 June 2013) Each year since 2011, federal fishery managers have been required to set annual catch limits (ACLs) for all federally managed fish stocks with a few exceptions. During this week and next, the scientists and managers responsible for setting the ACLs for Hawaii and the US Pacific island territories meet to set the limits for 2014. The sustainable catch level is based on not only scientific factors but also socioeconomic and management uncertainty considerations.
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June 2013 Hawaii REAC Meeting

Hawaii Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
June 17, 2013 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Council office
Agenda
Report
Media Coverage:
Houston Chronicle
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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2013-2014 Fishery Catch Quotas and Striped Marlin Overfishing Trend on Agenda for Federal Fishery Scientists, Managers – Press Release

HONOLULU (17 June 2013) Each year since 2011, federal fishery managers have been required to set annual catch limits (ACLs) for all federally managed fish stocks with a few exceptions. During this week and next, the scientists and managers responsible for setting the ACLs for  Hawaii and the US Pacific island territories meet to set the limits for 2014. The sustainable catch level is based on not only scientific factors but also socioeconomic and management uncertainty considerations.
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June 2013 AP Meetings

Mariana Fishery Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan Advisory Panel (Guam sub-panel) 
June 3, 2013 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Guam Fishermen’s Cooperative Association, Hagatna, Guam
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American Samoa Archipelago Fishery  Ecosystem Plan Advisory Panel
June 5, 2013 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Toa’s Bar and Grill conference room, Nuuli, American Samoa
Agenda
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Mariana Fishery Ecosystem Plan Advisory Panel (CNMI sub-panel)
June 7, 2013 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Department of Lands & Natural Resources conference room, Saipan, CNMI
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Hawaii Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan Advisory Panel
June 13, 2013 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Council office
Agenda
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Come to the Fishers Forum!

Have you made plans to come to the Fishers Forum yet? King Shark: From Manō to Jaws. Come learn more about the culture, science and management of sharks in Hawai`i. Refreshments will be provided and prizes will be available. This event is FREE so come and join in the discussion!

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157th Council Meeting Action Item Summaries

Action item summaries for the 157th Council Meeting are now available for download.  Check out the meetings page, or download directly here.

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FR Notice Final Ruling on Fishing in the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments

The FR Notice with the final ruling on fishing in the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments is now available.

In this final rule, NMFS establishes requirements for fishing in the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments. The intent of this rule is to implement fishery management measures consistent with Presidential Proclamations 8335, 8336, and 8337, which established the monuments.

View the FR Notice here.