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Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council

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Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council announces the following public meetings on fisheries management in offshore waters of Hawai‘i (HI), American Samoa (AS), Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)....
bottomfish on ice
HONOLULU — Scientists from throughout the Pacific will meet Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2020, to discuss fishery management issues and make management recommendations for fisheries in the Western Pacific Region. The meeting of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Western Pacific Regional...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The 184th meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will convene December 2-4, 2020, by web conference (Webex) with host site for American Samoa at the Tedi of Samoa Building Suite 208B BOTTOMFISH CATCH LIMIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES The Council will...
Front of the 2021 American Samoa Lunar Calendar
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is pleased to announce the availability of the 2021 traditional lunar calendars for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam and Hawaiʻi. The calendars aim to raise awareness about...
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HONOLULU — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, meeting virtually this week, recommended actions the Federal Government could take to promote seafood competitiveness and economic growth and to provide regulatory relief to support economic recovery for the offshore fisheries of...
Nat'l Marine Fisheries Service
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has proposed to remove the swordfish retention limit in the American Samoa deep-set longline fishery and deadline for public comments was yesterday, July 14th. However, the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management...
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...

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