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Council solicits for Advisory Panel Member Alternates in CNMI and Hawaii

By Council Staff(Edit)

Applications for the Council’s Advisory Panel Available

The Council is currently soliciting for alternates for the CNMI and Hawaii Advisory Panels.  Fishermen, members of fishery-related industries and individuals from fishery- or marine related organizations are invited to apply for membership to the Advisory Panel (AP) for the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council.

Each of the Advisory Panels includes representatives from commercial fisheries, recreational fisheries, subsistence and indigenous fisheries, and ecosystems and habitat who meet the following criteria:

  • Present or recent activity in recreational, commercial or subsistence fishing;
  • Present or recent involvement in the buying, processing or marketing sectors of the fishing industry and/or involvement in conservation or management organizations, fishing clubs or other organized groups concerned with marine or fisheries issues;
  • Willingness to play an active role in fisheries management; and
  • Ability to dedicate time for fishery document review and participate in panel meetings.

AP members provide advice to the Council on all aspects of the region’s fisheries and suggest management strategies.

The AP terms are for four years and have started on Jan. 1, 2019.  Positions are voluntary (not paid).  However, members may be reimbursed for certain expenses related to their participation in meetings.

Applications are being accepted electronically and can be found at https://forms.gle/ixxfSnyLVF8Wqy1V7   For those who may need other arrangements, please call the Council Office at (808) 522-8220 for assistance.  Completed applications must be received by the Council before May 31, 2019 to be considered for membership.

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

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American Samoa Archipelago FEP Advisory Panel Meeting

Date: Mar. 1, 2018          Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Pacific Petroleum Conference Room, Utulei Village, Tutuila, American Samoa
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Mariana Archipelago FEP Advisory Panel Meetings

CNMI
Date: Feb. 22, 2018          Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Micronesian Environmental Services Conference Room, Garapan, Saipan, CNMI
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Guam
Date: Feb. 23, 2018          Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Guam Fishermen’s Cooperative Association Lanai, Hagatna, Guam
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Hawaii Archipelago FEP Advisory Panel Meeting

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017          Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Council Office, Honolulu, Hawaii

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American Samoa Archipelago FEP Advisory Panel Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017          Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Pacific Petroleum Conference Room, Utulei Village, Tutuila, American Samoa

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Marianas Archipelago FEP Advisory Panel Meetings

CNMI AP Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017          Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Chamolinian Room, Saipan Hyatt Regency, Garapan, Saipan, CNMI

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Guam AP Meeting

Date: Friday, September 22, 2017          Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Chuchuko Room, Hilton Guam Resort, Tumon, Guam

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2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Competition Now Open and Free Grant Training Workshops

NOAA Fisheries has recently announced the 2018 solicitation for proposals for the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant competition.  The goal of the SK program is to fund projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. The FY18 solicitation seeks applications that fall into one of four priorities:

  • Marine Aquaculture
  • Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystem
  • Promotion, Development, and Marketing
  • Territorial Science

This year’s solicitation consists of 2 separate submission processes. All interested applicants must submit a 2 page Pre-Proposal to the FFO posted at www.Grants.gov found here.  Applicants interested in submitting a full application after the pre-proposal review process must submit the full application through www.grants.gov.

Please note that under this one Full Funding Opportunity there are two (2) competition links.  Please be sure to submit your pre-proposals to the “PRE PROPOSALS FY18 Saltonstall Kennedy” link within the dates specified in this FFO.  Please be sure to submit your FULL Proposals to the “FULL Proposals FY18 Saltonstall Kennedy” link prior to the date specified in this FFO. Be sure to read the FFO and follow the directions closely.

The two-page proposals are due October 10, 2017.

For Frequently Asked Questions go here: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/…/fy2017_saltonstall-kennedy_faqs.…

For more on the SK grant program, go here: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mb/financial_services/skhome.htm

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To help prepare for the SK grant and other Federal Funding Opportunities, NOAA is holding a FREE one-day Effective Grant Writing training session and associated one-on-one grant review session (1.5 days total). These programs are being held at various locations across all the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and American Samoa.

The topics to be covered are: 
•Fundamentals of Good Grant Writing
• Common Pitfalls and Mistakes•Generating Ideas and Projects
• Preparing a Grant Application•Overview of NOAA Funding Opportunities
• Pre-Proposal Process
•Grant Review Process

The one-on-one review provides prospective grantees an opportunity to have grant writing experts review project narratives and/or pre-proposal letters. Reservations are required since space is limited.

To reserve your space, please email Janet Arrowood (the lead trainer) at janet.c.arrowood@gmail.com at least one week prior to the session you want to attend. Provide your name, email, telephone number, and organization. You will receive a reply email with location-specific details and start/end times.

The following are dates and locations:
Sept. 5 & Sept. 6: Kona, Hawaii (NELHA)
Sept. 5 & Sept. 6: Kahului, Maui (Maui Mall County Training Room)
Sept. 7 & Sept. 8 Hilo, Hawaii (Mokupapapa)
Sept. 7 & Sept. 8: Lanai, Hawaii (Lanai Public Library)
Sept. 11 & Sept. 12: Honolulu, Hawaii (Pier 38)
Sept. 11 & Sept. 12: Molokai, Hawaii (OHA)
Sept. 13 & Sept.14: Pearl City, Hawaii (Pearl City Library)
Sept. 15 & Sept. 18: Kauai, Hawaii (Kauai Veteran’s Center)
Sept. 21 & Sept. 22: Lahaina, Hawai (Waiola Church)
Sept. 25 & Sept. 26: Guam (TBA)
Sept. 27 & Sept. 28: Saipan (TBA)
Oct. 3 & Oct. 4: American Samoa (TBA)

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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

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Report of the Hawaii FEP AP Meeting

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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

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Report of the Non-Commercial Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

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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
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Report of the CNMI Marianas FEP AP Meeting