Do you fish from a boat? Do you catch tunas, mahimahi, ono, or uku? Then we want to talk to YOU!

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is hosting a virtual Fishers Forum to get comments on options for mandatory permitting and reporting in the Hawaii small-boat fisheries as well as the effectiveness of the Council’s current regulatory regime around Hawaii. Come to the meetings, talk story with us and let us know how YOUR fisheries should be managed!

What: Virtual Fishers Forum
When: August 27, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Via Webex click here:

Virtual Fishers Forum Flyer
Virtual Fishers Forum Agenda
Discussion Paper on Hawaii Small-Boat Fisheries Options
Press Release – Council Holds First Virtual Fishers Forum Highlighting Fishermen Contributions to Science and Management (31 August 2020)

Hawaii Small Boat Fisheries Fact Sheet
Hawaii Fisheries Fact Sheet

Can’t make it to the public scoping meetings but want to provide comments? Fill-out a comment form online at:

Public comments will be accepted until September 7, 2020, C.O.B.

For more information, questions, etc. please contact Council staff Joshua DeMello at (808) 522-7493 or