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Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council

Map of Marine Nat’l Monuments of the Pacific.
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council concludes its three-day virtual meeting today (Friday, June 26, 2020). Discussion on the first day of the meeting ranged from marine national monuments, COVID-19 impacts, stock assessments, fisheries performance and more....
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will convene June 22 to 25 to address management of American Samoa bottomfish and protected species interactions in the Hawai'i and American Samoa longline fisheries. The meeting will be held by video conference with host...
Highlighted protected areas
Honolulu, HAWAII — Area-based management has become a an international focal point for fisheries management with the United Nations advocating for some form of protected area in 30% of the ocean by 2030. In response to this initiative and other issues, 34 fishery science and management experts from...
American Samoa longliners in Pago Pago harbor.
Honolulu, HAWAII — Changes affecting fishing communities due to COVID-19 closures, mandatory electronic reporting for the American Samoa longline fishery and the 2019 annual status of the fisheries report were among topics discussed by fishermen from Hawai'i, American Samoa, Guam and the...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga (far right), accompanied by Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council chairman Taotasi Archie Soliai and others
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The groundbreaking ceremony for a long-awaited dock for larger American Samoa fishing vessels took place yesterday morning at the Malaloa Marina in Pago Pago. Gov. Lolo M. Moliga, members of his staff and cabinet, the Silva Group contractors and members of the Western...
Aveipepa Fua
HONOLULU — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020-2021 US Pacific Territories Fishery Capacity-Building Scholarship. The scholarships are offered annually to college students with close connections to American Samoa, Guam and the...
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HONOLULU — Members of the public concerned about the coronavirus can participate in this week's 181st meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council by web conference. The public may also participate in person in the March 10 to 12 meeting 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the YWCA...
The American Samoa calendar cover
Honolulu, HAWAII — In celebration of the lunar new year, which begins Friday/Saturday, January 25/26, the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is pleased to announce the availability of the 2020 traditional lunar calendars for Hawaiʻi, American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of...
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and its education committee members are pleased to announce the availability of up to three undergraduate or graduate scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year — the deadline is March 2, 2020. These scholarships support...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “There is currently no reliable measure of individual number of fishermen in the American Samoa bottom fish fishery,” wrote Kitty M. Simonds, executive director of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). “...

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