Archives for July 2017

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24th Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference

Date: July 18-20, 2017
Location: Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI

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Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program

Date: July 17-28, 2017
Location: Mexico

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Review of Certain National Monuments Established Since 1996 and Review of National Marine Sanctuaries and marine national Monuments Designated or Expanded since April 28, 2007 –  Comments from State and Territorial Governments

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Review of Certain National Monuments Established Since 1996 – Council Comments 07-10-17

Review of Certain National Monuments Established Since 1996 – Council Comments 07-10-17

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FR Notice – 2017–18 Annual Catch Limit and Accountability Measures; Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish (June 30, 2017)

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Final specifications.

SUMMARY: NMFS specifies an annual catch limit (ACL) of 306,000 lb for Deep 7 bottomfish in the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) for the 2017–18 fishing year, which will begin on September 1, 2017, and end on August 31, 2018. If NMFS projects that the fishery will reach the ACL, NMFS would close the commercial and non-commercial fisheries for MHI Deep 7 bottomfish for the remainder of the fishing year as an accountability measure (AM). The ACL and AM support the long-term sustainability of Hawaii bottomfish.
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FR Notice – Review of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments Designated or Expanded Since April 28, 2007; Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment (June 26, 2017)

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION: Notice; request for public comments.

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Executive Order 13795—Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, signed on April 28, 2017, the Department of Commerce is conducting a review of all designations and expansions of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments since April 28, 2007. The Secretary of Commerce will use the review to inform the preparation of a report under Executive Order 13795, Sec. 4(b)(ii). This Notice identifies 11 National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments subject to the review and invites comments to inform the review.
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