Archives for April 2014


Press Release — Public Hearing on America Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area to be Held on May 3

HONOLULU (23 April 2014) The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will hold a public hearing on the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in waters surrounding American Samoa from 4 to 6 p.m. on May 3, 2014, at the Sadie’s by the Sea conference room, in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

The LVPA was initially established to support small-boat fisheries, such as the alia fleet. These vessels are powered by outboard motors and longline using hand cranked reels. Once thriving, the alia fleet now includes one or two vessels operating out of Pago Pago and none from Swains Island. 
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Workshop on Pacific Bigeye Movement and Distribution

Date: April 22-24, 2014     Location: Council Office

Click here for workshop report


National Science Teachers Association Conference

Date: April 3-6, 2014     Location: Boston, MA


National Recreational Summit II

Date: April 1-4, 2014     Location: Alexandria, VA