Archives for April 2015

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Solicitation for Council Alternate Advisory Panel Members Closed!

Applications for the Council’s Advisory Panel Alternate Members-CLOSED

For more information, contact Joshua DeMello at the Council at Joshua.DeMello@noaa.gov or (808) 522-7493.

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Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting (MAFAC)

Date: April 28-30, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Andaz San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA

Agenda

FR Notice

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Pacific Island Fisheries; 2014–15 Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures; Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish

FR Notice – Proposed specifications

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Joint Archipelagic Fishery Ecosystem Plan Team

Date: April 14, 2015        8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Council office, Honolulu

Agenda

FR Notice

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WCPO Purse Seine Bigeye Management Workshop

Date: April 8–10, 2015

Location: Harbor View Center, Honolulu

Report of the WCPO Purse Seine Bigeye Management Workshop

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Press Release – ‘Ahi, The Yellowfin Tuna: Managing Our Fisheries Now Available for Public Viewing and Downloading

HONOLULU (02 April 2015) The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is pleased to announce the free public screenings and availability of the full-length version of the locally made documentary ‘Ahi, The Yellowfin Tuna: Managing Our Fisheries. This important film examines the cultural and economic importance of yellowfin tuna, a favorite among Hawaiʻi chefs, consumers and fishermen. The video also addresses the issue of mercury in fish and why mercury in Hawai‘i tuna is not a health concern; groundbreaking research suggesting that yellowfin, once assumed to be highly migratory like other species of tuna, if spawned in Hawai‘i waters tend to remain in Hawai‘i waters; and why state and federal fishery managers are reviewing the current 3-pound minimum size limit for the sale of ‘ahi in Hawai‘i.

‘Ahi, The Yellowfin Tuna: Managing Our Fisheries premiered in Hawai‘i earlier this year on KGMB-TV and is now being screened at the following free public events.
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