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Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 199th meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will convene in-person June 24-26, 2024, at the Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom, in Honolulu, HI. The Council will consider and may take action on two issues, including any public comments on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPFMC) convened its 198th meeting last week, where the voices of the fishing community advisors were calling out the challenges facing the industry, including escalating anxieties over fishing area closures and the...
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HONOLULU — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council recommended discontinuing the bottomfish rebuilding plan as a follow up to the stock assessment reviewed at the June 2023 Council meeting that confirmed the fishery was not overfished or experiencing overfishing. Instead of an...
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HONOLULU — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council on Tuesday, Dec. 12, emphasized its solid position on fishing regulations in the proposed Pacific Remote Islands (PRI) National Marine Sanctuary. The Council determined the existing fishing regulations under the current structure...
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HONOLULU — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will meet this coming week to discuss its final recommendations for fishing regulations in the proposed Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Sanctuary (PRINMS).  At its last meeting in September, Council members initially found...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — PRI on Scientific advisors to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council are meeting this week to provide advice and comments on the proposed Pacific Remote Islands (PRI) sanctuary as well as U.S. territorial bigeye tuna catch and allocation limits, and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 197th meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will convene December 12-13, 2023, by web conference (Webex). Of particular interest to American Samoa are: • Fishing Regulations for the Proposed Pacific Remote Island National Marine Sanctuary...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) convened an informal meeting last week to discuss longline fishery management components of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPRFMC) has issued the 2022 Status of Fisheries in the Western Pacific Region. The Council promotes sustainable fisheries and provides stewardship of marine resources seaward of the state waters of Hawai‘i,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has 10 of its members in American Samoa this week to hold meetings concerning various issues, including what concerns American Samoa the most these days — the development of a national marine sanctuary in the...

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