Archives for June 2014

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Fishers Forum on Noncommercial Fisheries

Date: June 25, 2014  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Harbor View Center, 1129 North Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu

Agenda
Fishers Forum Flyer

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Pacific Island Fisheries; Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review; Public Meeting

FR Notice

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Review of Biomass Augmented Catch-Maximum Sustainable Yield Model for Pacific Island Coral Reef Ecosystem Resources

Date: June 30-July 2 (M–W) 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m./July 3 (Th) 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Location: NOAA Fisheries Service Center, Pier 38, Honolulu

DRAFT Agenda

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160th Council Meeting

Date: June 24, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Council Office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI

Date: June 25-27, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Elizabeth Fuller Hall, Laniakea YWCA, 1040 Richards St., Honolulu, HI

Final 160th Council Meeting Minutes
160th Council Meeting Action Memorandum

Press Release – Federal Fishery Managers Recommend New Annual Catch Limits, Address Other Measures for US Pacific Islands

To participate via webconference please click on the following links:
160th Council Meeting-Day1  password (if prompted): Fishing1
160th Council Meeting-Day2  password (if prompted): Fishing2
160th Council Meeting-Day3  password (if prompted): Fishing3
*Due to connectivity and technical issues, the webconference may not be available at all times.  Please be patient, we will work to fix all problems.

160th Council Meeting Agenda-REVISED
160th Council Meeting FR Notice
160th Council Meeting Action Item Summary Memo
Recreational Fishing Policy Plans
National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy Discussion Guide

Agency Reports
PIRO Report
PIFSC Report
GC Report
USCG Enforcement Report
OLE Report
GCEL report

Program Planning Action Items
Summary action document for Crustaceans and Precious Coral ABC
Summary action document for coral reef fish of particular concern ABC
Summary action document for Hawaii non-deep 7
Summary evaluation of the 2013 catch to ACL

Hawai’i Archipelago Action Items
2014 Table of Risk of Overfishing from New Assessment
Options for Non-commercial bag Limit Removal and Market Delay Following Bottomfish Fishery Closure
SFF MCP

Marianas Archipelago Action Items
CNMI BF Closure Modification

Pelagic & International Fisheries Action Items
Draft AS LV Prohibited Area Amendment
EFP Application Letter and Addendum
EFP Draft EA
12-5-13 Letter to Council informing striped marlin overfishing
May 2014 FR Notice of Striped marlin overfishing status
ISC stock assessment summary for striped marlin
Options for North Pacific Striped Marlin

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Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee Meeting

Date: June 24, 2014  9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: Council Office, Honolulu

Agenda

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Press Release – Federal Fishery Managers Recommend New Annual Catch Limits, Address Other Measures for US Pacific Islands

HONOLULU (27 June 2014) The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council today completed its three-day meeting in Honolulu with recommendations regarding annual catch limits (ACLs) for federally managed species in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the Pacific Remote Island Areas. The Council also addressed other measures for US Pacific Islands fisheries operating seaward of State/Territorial waters. Council recommendations are transmitted to the Secretary of Commerce for final approval.
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Fishing Industry Advisory Panel Meeting

Date: June 23, 2014  10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Council Office, Honolulu

Major agenda items: Overview of the Fishing Industry Advisory Panel role and responsibilities, Council 5-year program plan, Magnuson-Steven Act reauthorization, fishing and seafood industry, pelagic/international management, seafood issues, bottomfish management, protected species and fisheries development.

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Joint Advisory Panel Meeting

Dates: June 20, 2014  2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and June 21, 2014  8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Council Office, Honolulu

Agenda

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116th Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting

Date: June 17-19, 2014   8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Council Office, Honolulu

116 SSC Agenda
FR Notice
Press Release

Agency Report(s):
PIFSC Report

Insular Fisheries Action Items:
CNMI Bottomfish Amendment
Proposed MHI BF Regulatory Changes

Program Planning Action Items:
Stock Assessment Prioritization Document
SSC Subgroup comments on the SA Prioritization Plan
Summary action document for Crustaceans and Precious Coral ABC
Summary action document for coral reef fish of particular concern ABC
Summary action document for Hawaii non-deep 7
P* WG report and memo on MHI Deep 7 Bottomfish ABC
Evaluation of Catch and ACLs for 2013

Pelagic Fisheries Action Items:
Proposed Modification of AS Large Vessel Prohibited Area
Proposed Experimental Fishing Permit for AS
Overfished Determination for NP Striped Marlin
Dec 5 letter from NMFS on overfishing determination
Options for NP Striped Marlin
Synopsis of ISC striped marlin stock assessment

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Social Science Planning Committee Meeting

Date: June 16, 2014   8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Council Office, Honolulu

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