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Hawaii Archipelago FEP Advisory Panel Meeting

Date: Feb. 15, 2018          Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Council Office, Honolulu and via teleconference

FR Notice
Agenda

*The teleconference numbers are: U.S. toll-free: 1–888–482–3560 or International Access: +1 647 723–3959, and Access Code: 5228220.

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FR Notice – List of Fisheries for 2018 (Feb. 7, 2018) (Final Rule)

SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) publishes its final List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2018, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The LOF for 2018 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NMFS must classify each commercial fishery on the LOF into one of three categories under the MMPA based upon the level
of mortality and serious injury of marine mammals that occurs incidental to each fishery. The classification of a fishery on the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan (TRP) requirements.

DATES: The applicability date of this final rule is March 9, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Chief, Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation Division, Office of Protected
Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review of the draft 2017 benchmark stock assessments for Guam coral reef fish

Date: Feb. 6-9, 2018          Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Council Office, Honolulu

FR Notice

 

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Archipelagic Plan Team Meeting

Date: January 26, 2018          Time: 8:30 a.m – 5:00p.m.
Location: Council Office, Honolulu and via teleconference

Plan Team Agenda

FR Notice

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FR Notice – 2018 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Lobster Harvest Guideline (Jan. 23, 2018)

SUMMARY: NMFS establishes the annual harvest guideline for the commercial lobster fishery in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for calendar year 2018 at zero lobsters.
DATES: January 23, 2018.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Harman, NMFS PIR Sustainable Fisheries, tel. 808–725–5170.
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FR Notice – Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review of the draft 2017 benchmark stock assessments for Guam coral reef fish (Jan. 18, 2018)

SUMMARY: NMFS and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) of the draft 2017 benchmark stock assessments for Guam coral reef fish.

DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for meeting dates, times, and daily agenda.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Seki, Director, NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), tel 808–725–5360.

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Western Pacific Region Status of the Fisheries 2016

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6th National Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting

Date: January 17-19, 2018
Location: San Diego, California

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Fall 2017 Pacific Island Fishery News

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2018 Marine Education and Training (MET) Mini Grant Program

The 2018 Marine Education and Training Mini Grant Program is now accepting applications through February 21, 2018.  Please share with others that may be interested.

Federal Funding Opportunity: NOAA-NMFS-PIRO-2018-2005476

Due Date: Proposals must be received by http://www.Grants.gov, postmarked, or provided to a delivery service by 5:00 p.m., Hawaii Standard Time, on February 21, 2018.