Archives for July 2013

post

Pelagic – Regulatory Amendment 5

Regulatory Amendment 5

  • Regulatory Amendment 5
  • Appendix I: Albatross interaction rates for seabird avoidance methods tested in the North Pacific Ocean pelagic longline swordfish and tuna fisheries
  • Appendix II: Distribution of fishing effort in the Hawaii-based longline fishery
  • Appendix III: Regulatory Impact Review and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

 

post

Pelagic – Amendment 18

Amendment 18

  • Final Amendment 18
  • Appendix 1: Public Scoping Report
  • Appendix 2: Assessment of the Population-level Impacts of Potential Increases in Marine Turtle Interactions Resulting from a Hawaii Longline Association Proposal to Expand the Hawaii-based Shallow-set Fishery
  • Appendix 3: Observed Captures and Estimated Mortality of Sea Turtles in the Hawaii Shallow-set Longline Fishery, 2004-2007
  • Appendix 4: Leatherback and Loggerhead Sea Turtle Egg Equivalencies Using Chaloupka Models
  • Appendix 5: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Act Analysis and Regulatory Impact Review for Amendment 18 to the Fishery Management Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region
  • Appendix 6: 2008 NMFS Biological Opinion on Proposed Amendment 18 to the FMP for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific
  • Appendix 7: NMFS’ Responses to Comments Received on the DSEIS and the
post

Pelagic – Amendment 7

Amendment 7

  • Chapters I-II: Introduction and History of Pelagic FMP and Amendment 7
  • Chapter III: Condition of Pacific Pelagic Management Unit Species and Fisheries
  • Chapters IV-V: Potential Problems Addressed by Amendment 7, and Description of Proposed Actions and Rejected Alternatives
  • Chapter VI: Impact Assessment
  • Chapters VII-IX: Further Evaluation of Proposed Action, Relationship to Other Laws and Directives, and Review of Comments and Responses to Comments
  • References and Appendices
post

Magnuson-Stevens Act Definitions and Required Provisions

Amendment 6 to the Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries Management Plan
Amendment 8 to the Pelagic Fisheries Management Plan
Amendment 10 to the Crustaceans Fishery Management Plan
Amendment 4 to the Precious Corals Fisheries Management Plan
  • Amendment PDF – This pdf is the amendment for each of the above Fisheries Management Plans. Portions of the amendment that were immediately approved included designations of essential fish habitat, and descriptions of bycatch for some fisheries and of some fishing communities. Those provisions became effective on 2/3/99 and can be found in the Amendment PDF. Supplemental amendments addressed the remaining portions of the 1996 Sustainable Fisheries Act and were approved on 8/5/03. These included provisions regarding overfishing definitions, bycatch, and Hawaii fishing communities.
  • Overfishing Definitions (supplement for)
    • Amendment 6 to the FMP for the Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish of the Western Pacific Region
    • Amendment 8 to the FMP for the Pelagic Fisheries in the Western Pacific Region
    • Amendment 10 to the FMP for the Crustaceans Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region
  • Fishing Communities (supplement for)
    • Amendment 4 to the FMP for the Precious Corals Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region
    • Amendment 6 to the FMP for the Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish of the Western Pacific Region
    • Amendment 8 to the FMP for the Pelagic Fisheries in the Western Pacific Region
    • Amendment 10 to the FMP for the Crustaceans Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region
  • Bycatch (supplement for)
    • Amendment 6 to the FMP for the Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish of the Western Pacific Region
    • Amendment 8 to the FMP for the Pelagic Fisheries in the Western Pacific Region
  • Bycatch Appendix
post

Fishers Forum: King Shark

Fishers Forum on King Shark: From Mano to Jaws (culture, science & management of sharks in Hawaii)

June 27, 2013 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Harbor View Center, Pier 38 (1129 North Nimitz Hwy.), Honolulu, HI
Agenda
Flyer
TV Commercial Spot

post

Final Action Memo from the 157th Council Meet

The Final Action Memo from the 157th Council Meeting is now available for download.

post

157th Council Meeting

157th Council Meeting
June 25-28, 2013
Laniakea YWCA, Honolulu, HI

Agenda
Action Item Summary
Action Item Documents

Final Action Memo
Minutes
Federal Register Notice

post

US Pacific Island Federal Fishery Managers Address Overfishing of Internationally Managed Fisheries, Increase Quota for Hawaii Bottomfish

HONOLULU (28 June 2013) The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council concluded its three-day meeting today in Honolulu on federally managed fisheries in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and other US Pacific Islands. Decisions affecting regulations are transmitted as recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce for final approval. The Council has three regular meetings each year and operates under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Act (MSA). The 2006 reauthorized MSA requires that all fish stocks in federal fisheries be managed through annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures, with a few exceptions. One of the exceptions is for fisheries that are managed under international agreements.
Read More ª