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Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Updates on island fisheries as well as the tuna industry and COVID-19 impacts, are two main subjects covered in a brief “American Samoa Island Report” for the 187th Meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, set to be held virtually from Sept. 21...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The answer to this question is not so simple—but, don’t be alarmed! The situation is certainly not permanent and tuna stocks around Hawaii are doing just fine. Bigeye and yellow fin tuna (‘ahi), like any commodity, are very dynamic when it comes to supply, demand and pricing....
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HONOLULU — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council voted to defer action on the rebuilding plan for the federally managed bottomfish complex in American Samoa at its virtual meeting yesterday in Honolulu.  In February 2020, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) informed the...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) supports inclusion of a new section on fishermen observations to the annual status of the fisheries regional and pelagic reports for American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (Council), as well as governors and fishery officials at the US Pacific territories of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) have all voiced their opposition on the US National Marine...
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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)....
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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...
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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...

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