Archives for June 2017

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Fishers Forum: From Boat to Web: Understanding Catch Reporting and Fishery Monitoring

Date: June 21, 2017          Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Pomaika’i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery Iwilei, 735 Rd, Honolulu, HI

Fishers Forum Flyer
Fishers Forum Agenda

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170th Council Meeting

Date: June 19-22, 2017
Location: YWCA Fuller Hall, Honolulu, HI
170th CM Agenda
FR Notice
Action Item summary
170th CM Action Memorandum

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Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee

Date: June 19, 2017     Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: Council Office, Honolulu, HI
FR Notice

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Council Standing Committee Meetings

Fishery Rights of Indigenous People Standing Committee
Date: June 19, 2017          time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Council Office, Honolulu

Joint Pelagic & International and Enforcement and VMS Standing Committees
Date: June 19, 2017          time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Council Office, Honolulu
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Executive and Budget Standing Committee
Date: June 19, 2017          time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Council Office, Honolulu

FR Notice

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Hawaii Longline Electronic Monitoring Video Review

June 16, 2017

Background Information

The Hawaii longline fishery, which is comprised of deep-set and shallow-set components, is managed under the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s Pacific Pelagic Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP). Through regulations promulgated under the FEP, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) monitors the Hawaii longline fishery through logbook and observer data. There are around 140 vessels operating in the fleet. The use of the video monitoring was first tested in the fleet in 2009/2010. In early 2017, NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) has installed 6 Hawaii longline vessels with video monitoring equipment as part of a larger initiative to phase-in more video monitoring systems within the fleet.

In coordination with NMFS PIFSC, the Council is seeking proposals from vendors to review approximately 35 longline trips with each trip comprising 15 sets with each set having ~12 hours of video collected from deployed EM systems.

Scope of Work

The selected contractor will provide the following services:

  1. Receive HDDs containing data collected by EM systems installed on-board fishing vessels in the shallow and deep-set longline fisheries. Use established tracking protocols to track chain of custody.
  2. Copy and archive all data on local NAS (Network Attached Server). Verify complete data transfer. Scrub data from HDDs, reformat and return HDDs to NOAA in HI.
  3. De-encrypt and process data into readable data files.
  4. Review system performance logs to check for any problems that might affect data collection. If problems are noted, communicate immediately with NOAA’s EM team for tech support.
  5. Review trip sensor data using open source review software to verify trip data completeness. If problems are noted, communicate immediately with NOAA’s EM team for tech support.
  6. Review trip video data using open source review software to verify correct camera placement for required image capture. If adjustments are required, communicate immediately with NOAA’s EM team for tech support.
  7. Review trip video data using open source review software to validate review protocols and data collection template. Record all required data in the data collection template. If problems with fish handling or system care (e.g. keeping the cameras clean), document this in a vessel feedback form.
  8. For observed trips where data is available, compare EM reviewer summary reports to observer summary reports. Prepare a summary report noting any variations between observer data and EM data. Recommend any changes to the data collection or review process.
  9. Adjust review protocol and data collection template as needed to capture required data.
  10. Provide a summary data report for each trip for NOAA.
  11. Create a feedback report for each trip and provide to the appropriate vessel and NOAA.

 

Deadline for Proposals

All proposals shall be submitted by June 30, 2017. Proposals should be sent by email to Eric Kingma (eric.kingma@wpcouncil.org) or by fax (808 522-8226) or by mail: Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop St., Ste. 1400, Honolulu, HI 96818. Proposals must contain the following three items: 1) project narrative, 2) budget, and 3) project timeline. Total pages for proposal shall not exceed 10 pages.

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Hawaii Archipelago FEP Advisory Panel Meeting

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Council Office, Honolulu, Hawaii and by Teleconference: (808) 482-3560, passcode: 5228220

FR Notice
Agenda
Report of the Hawaii FEP AP Meeting

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126th Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting

Date: June 13-15, 2017
Location: Council Office, Honolulu, HI
126th SSC Agenda
FR Notice
Action Item summary
126th SSC Final

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Non-Commercial Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
Location: Council Office, Honolulu, HI and by Teleconference: (808) 482-3560, passcode: 5228220

FR Notice
Agenda
Report of the Non-Commercial Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

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PR – Scientists to Advise on Marine Monument Fishing Regulations, American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area, Kona Crabs, Annual Catch Limits (8 June 2017)

HONOLULU (8 June 2017) Renowned scientists from throughout the Pacific will convene in Honolulu June 13 to 15 to provide recommendations on managing fisheries in Hawai‘i, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the US Pacific Remote Islands Areas.  The meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) is open to the public and runs 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400. Major agenda items include the following:
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CNMI Marianas FEP Advisory Panel Meeting

Date: June 7, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: DLNR Conference Room, Saipan, CNMI
Agenda
FR Notice
Report of the CNMI Marianas FEP AP Meeting