scoping-session-flyerThe Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is preparing to develop fishing regulations for the new “Monument Expansion Area” of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. These regulations will include prohibiting commercial fishing, regulating non‐commercial fishing, and regulating Native Hawaiian subsistence fishing. Your involvement is an important part of this process! Please, come and learn about the issues and share your thoughts at one of these meetings about these important fishing regulations.

Agenda (for all meetings)

6:00 pm            Arrival and Introductions


6:30 pm            Informational Briefing

  1. President Obama’s Proclamation on the PMNM Monument Expanded Area
  2. Council’s Role in the Rule-making Process
  3. Data Discovery Questions


7:00 pm            Public Comment/Scoping Session


8:00 pm            Adjourn
Background Information

Scoping Document

Proclamation 9478

Date and Time Location
December 6, 2016

6:00 pm

Hawaii Island

UH Hilo, Edith Kanakaole Hall, Rm 126

200 W. Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96813

December 7, 2016

6:00 pm

Hawaii Island

West Hawaii Civic Center, Bldg G

74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

December 8, 2016

6:00 pm


Courtyard Kahului Airport

532 Keolani Pl, Kahului, HI 96732

December 13, 2016

6:00 pm


Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Cafeteria

4431 Nuhou St, Lihue, HI 96766

December 15, 2016

6:00 pm


Ala Moana Hotel, Garden Lanai

410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814

December 17, 2016

1:00 pm


Kaunakakai Elementary School

30 Ailoa St, Kaunakakai, HI 96761