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Bottomfish and Yellowfin Tuna Public Meetings

The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, State Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and Federal NOAA Fisheries Service (NMFS) will hold public meetings on potential bottomfish and ahi rules and regulations, including:

  • Potential Changes to Non-Commercial Bag Limits
  • Creating a Market Grace Period for Sale of Bottomfish after Closure
  • Potential Changes to Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas
  • Potential Changes to Ahi Minimum Size Limit for Sale

Public meetings will also feature interactive booths on the following topics:

  •  State Bottomfish Reporting Requirements: standardizing and improving catch and effort reporting voluntary non-commercial reporting
  • Federal Non-Commercial Bottomfish Permit and Reporting
  • Ahi Science and Minimum Size Considerations
  • Community Fish Aggregation Device Voluntary Reporting

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Or call (808) 522-8220

FR Notice click  here for pdf
Meeting Announcement and Flyer click here for pdf

Location Date Time Address
 Lihue, Kauai December 2, 2014 6-9 p.m. Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Cafeteria,
4431  Nuhou St.,
Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Kaunakakai, Molokai December 3, 2014 6-9 p.m. Kaunakakai Elementary School  Cafeteria,
30 Ailoa St.,
Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
 Aiea, Oahu December 4, 2014 6-9 p.m. Waimalu Elementary School Cafeteria,
98–825 Moanalua Rd.,
Aiea, HI 96701
Paia, Maui December 9, 2014 6-9 p.m. Paia Community Center,
Social Hall, Hana Hwy.,
Paia, Maui, HI 96799
Honolulu, Oahu December 10, 2014 6-9 p.m. Washington Middle School Cafeteria
1633 S. King St.,
Honolulu, HI 96826
Hilo, Hawaii December 12, 2014 6-9 p.m. Hilo High School Cafeteria,
556 Waianuenue Ave.,
Hilo, HI 96720
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii December 13, 2014 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Courtyard King Kamehameha’s
Kona Beach Hotel
75–5660 Palani Rd.,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740