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Council letter to Dave Hogan, U.S. DOS about important issues pertaining to tuna fisheries within the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and funding opportunities for US Territories (Oct. 22, 2021)

Key Council Correspondence

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council have identified important issues pertaining to tuna fisheries within the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and funding opportunities for US Territories. The US currently disburses an average of $1.4 billion in aid per year to members and cooperating non-members of the WCPFC, including those who are beneficiaries of the Compact of Free Association. Yet, many of these fishing nations remain adversarial towards US fisheries. The Council agreed upon recommendations to improve the US position within the WCPFC and explore avenues for funding fishery development in US Pacific Territories..

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