Archives for February 2014

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Council Submits New Scientific Information to NMFS for the 66 coral Species Proposed for Listing under the ESA

On February 11, 2014, the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council submitted new scientific information to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) regarding the 66 coral species proposed for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Previously unpublished distribution and abundance data were generated by Dr. John “Charlie” Veron, one of the world’s most renowned coral experts.

Download the submission packet here:

Council’s letter and data submission report (Veron 2014*) in low resolution (7MB)

Council’s letter only

Data Submission Report (Veron 2014) only in high resolution (23MB)

Data spreadsheets in Veron (2014) in Excel format

*Veron, J.E.N. 2014. Results of an update of the Corals of the World Information Base for the Listing Determination of 66 Coral Species under the Endangered Species Act. Report to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council. Honolulu: Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council. 11pp. + Appendices.

 

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Guam Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC) Meeting

Date: March 19, 2014    Time: 8:30 am – 5 pm    Location: Guam Hilton Hotel, Tumon, Guam

Agenda

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Saipan Fishers Forum

Date: March 17, 2014    Time: 6 – 9 pm    Location: Fiesta Hotel and Spa, Garapan, CNMI

CNMI Fishers Forum Agenda (Revised)
CNMI Fishers Forum Flyer

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Standing Committees

Executive and Budget Standing Committee Meeting
Date: March 16, 2014    Time: 3 – 5 pm    Location: Fiesta Hotel and Spa, Garapan, CNMI

Program Planning Standing Committee
Date: March 17, 2014    Time: 7:30 – 9:30 am    Location: Fiesta Hotel and Spa, Garapan, CNMI

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Joint Marianas Advisory Panel and Plan Team Meetings

Date: March 14, 2014    Time: 6 – 9 pm
Date: March 15, 2014    Time: 8:30 am – 4 pm
Location: Guam Hilton, Tumon, Guam

Agenda

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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

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CNMI Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC) Meeting

Date: March 14, 2014    Time: 10 am – 3 pm    Location: Fiesta Hotel and Spa, Garapan, CNMI

Agenda

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Mariana Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Team

Date: March 14, 2014    Time: 8:30am – 5 pm    Location: Guam Hilton, Tumon, Guam

Agenda

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Guam Fishers Forum

Date: March 20, 2014    Time: 6 – 9 pm    Location: Guam Hilton Hotel, Tumon, Guam

Guam Fishers Forum Flyer

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115th SSC Meeting

Date: March 11-13, 2014    Time: 8:30am     Location: Council Office, Honolulu, Hawai’i

115th SSC Public Agenda
115th SSC & 159th CM Federal Register Notice (Revised)
115th SSC Final Report