Date: March 22-24, 2022 Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Hawaii)
………………………………………Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (American Samoa)
March 23-25, 2022 …………Time: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (Marianas)
Location: Web conference
CNMI: BRI Building Suite 205, Kopa Di Oru St. Garapan, Saipan
American Samoa: Tedi of Samoa Building Suite 208B, Fagatogo Village***
Guam: Cliff Pointe, 304 W. O’Brien Drive, Hagatna
***Due to current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, the public host site in American Samoa has been cancelled. Please use the WebEx information below to access the meeting.
Press Release – US Pacific Scientists Discuss Next Generation Data Collection, New Pacific Strategy to Advocate for Fisheries (17 March 2022)
Press Release – Federal Fishery Managers to Develop Fishing Regulations for Proposed Hawai‘i National Marine Sanctuary (22 March 2022)
Press Release – Western Pacific Council Supports Protection of False Killer Whales, Leads US Fisheries Interests in Pacific (23 March 2022)
Press Release – Fishery Management Council Asks for Remedies to Long-Standing Issues in Western Pacific Region (24 March 2022)
Major agenda items: MHI deepwater shrimp and precious corals acceptable biological catch review (final action item); Council response to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands proposed National Marine Sanctuary; AS Bottomfish Fishermen Data Workshop outcomes; 2021 HI and AS longline fishery reports; and Area-based management discussions.