2020-2021 US Pacific Territories Fishery Capacity-Building Scholarship Announcement, Applications due March 2, 2020

Educational Opportunities, News and Updates

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and its Education Committee members are pleased to announce the availability of up to three undergraduate or graduate scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. These scholarships support the aspiration of American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to build their capacity to effectively manage their fisheries and related resources through employment of their own people. Students with strong ties to these territories are eligible for scholarships that cover the cost of tuition and fees and some living expenses. However, for undergraduates, there is an expectation that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be completed early and Pell grants obtained so the relevant university’s Financial Aid Office can determine the amount of aid needed. Click here for more information and a complete scholarship application. Funding for the scholarships comes in part from the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office and Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center. For further details, please contact Amy Vandehey at info@wpcouncil.org or phone (808) 522-8220.

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all-day 72nd Tuna Conference
72nd Tuna Conference
May 23 – May 26 all-day
Date: May 23-26, 2022 Location: Lake Arrowhead, CA Visit http://www.tunaconference.org/ to learn more.
1:00 pm Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Date: June 6, 2022          Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Web Conference via WebEx Both audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at: https://wprfmc.webex.com/wprfmc/j.php?MTID=m37cf91b4b4acd08f8e45168df37206d6 Event number[...]
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American Samoa Archipelago FEP A...
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Date: June 7, 2022          Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Web Conference via WebEx Both audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at: https://wprfmc.webex.com/wprfmc/j.php?MTID=m29e07a4d9e6a3c0953605e6d1a69d228 Event number[...]
10:00 am Permanent Advisory Committee To ...
Permanent Advisory Committee To ...
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Date: June 8, 2022          Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Location: Web Conference AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting.[...]