Archives for March 2014

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Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee – Technical Committee Meeting

Location: Council Office, Honolulu, HI     Date: April 14-16, 2014     Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Archipelagic Fishery Ecosystem Plan Team Meeting

Joint Hawaii, Marianas, and American Samoa Archipelago Plan Team Meeting
Location: Council Office, Honolulu, HI     Date: April 9, 2014     Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Work Group Session on Generating Fishing and Natural Mortalities for Reef Fishes from Fishery Dependent and Independent Length Estimates
Location: Council Office, Honolulu, HI     Date: April 10-11, 2014     Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Hawaii and Pacific Remote Island Area Archipelago Plan Team Meeting

Location: Council Office, Honolulu, HI     Date: April 8, 2014     Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Press Release – Federal Fishery Managers Address Cumulative Impacts on Fishing Communities

TUMON, GUAM (21 March 2014) The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, which has authority over federally managed fisheries in Hawai`i, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the US Pacific remote island areas, concluded its four-day meeting today in Tumon, Guam.
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Press Release – CNMI Got ‘Jacked,’ Fishery Management Council Is Told

HONOLULU (19 March 2014) The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, which has authority over federally managed fisheries in Hawai`i, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the US Pacific remote island areas, began its week-long meeting March 17 and 18 at the Fiesta Resort, Garapan, CNMI, and will conclude the meeting March 20 and 21 at the Hilton Hotel, Tumon, Guam. As part of the Council meeting, a Fishers Forum on the Malesso (Merizo) community-based management plan and on shark management will be held Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Guam. Council recommendations are transmitted to the Secretary of Commerce for final approval. For the full Council meeting agenda and background documents, go to meetings section of the Council’s website at www.wpcouncil.org.
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Press Release – Scientists Reiterate Recommendation to Open Hawai`i Bottomfish Fishing Areas, Suggest Revisions to Coral Reef Fisheries Annual Quotas

HONOLULU (15 March 2014) A group of 20 prominent scientists from throughout the Pacific concluded its three-day meeting Thursday in Honolulu with recommendations for the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council on federally managed fisheries in Hawai`i, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the US Pacific remote island areas. The Council will consider the recommendations of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and its other advisory bodies when it convenes March 17 and 18 at the Fiesta Resort, Garapan, CNMI, and March 20 and 21 at the Hilton Hotel, Tumon, Guam. Recommendations by the Council are transmitted to the Secretary of Commerce for final approval. For the full SSC and Council meeting agendas and other background documents, go to meetings section of the Council’s website at www.wpcouncil.org.
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Shoreline Fishing Issues – How to Stay Informed

Part of the NOAA Recreational/Non-Commercial Fisheries Talk Story Series
Date:  Thursday, March 13, 2014
Time: 6-8 pm
Location:  NOAA Fisheries Service Center at Pier 38 is located in the same building as Uncle’s Fish Market and Grill

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