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Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting & Agenda

The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its 110th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Joint Advisory Panel, Pelagic and International Standing Committee, Executive and Budget Standing Committee, and 154th Council to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. 

DATES: The meetings will be held June 19 through June 28, 2012. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates, times and agendas of the meetings. All meetings will be held in Honolulu.

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Availability of Seats for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council

The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Department of Commerce (DOC) have sent a notice requesting applications for available seats. 

The following vacant seats on the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (council): Native Hawaiian, Fishing, Education, Research (primary only), Hawai'i County, Kaua'i County, Maui County, Honolulu County (alternate only), Commercial Shipping (alternate only) and Youth/Student Seat (ages 14-17).

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Fishery Data Coordinating Committee to Meet

The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold the 48th meeting of its Fishery Data Coordinating Committee (FDCC) to review the progress of data collection improvements, identifying the next steps in data improvements, changes in the FDCC structure, operation, and membership.

DATES: The 48th FDCC meeting will be held on May 9, 2012

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Pelagics Plan Team Meeting

The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Pelagics Plan Team (PPT) in Honolulu, HI to discuss fishery issues and develop recommendations for future management.

DATES: The meeting of the PPT will be held between May 15, 2012 and May 17 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference Room, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522-8220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522-8220.

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Western Pacific Council Meetings

The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold meetings of its Joint Marianas and American Samoa Archipelago Plan 
Team (Joint PT) and Hawaii and Pacific Remote Island Area Archipelago 
Plan Team (HI-PRIA PT) to review the status of the nearshore fisheries, 
data collection issues and improvements, improvements in the Annual 
Catch Limit specifications, and developing Cooperative Research 
Priorities.

DATES: The Joint PT meeting will be held on April 16-18, 2012 and the 
HI-PRIA PT on April 19-20, 2012. For specific times and agendas click below 

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Regional Fishery Management Chairs Meeting

The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council is
hosting the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) meeting on Tuesday May
1, 2012 through Thursday May 3, 2012, in Hawaii. The purpose of the
meeting is to enable NMFS and NOAA officials and others to exchange
information with the Regional Fishery Council Chairs and Executive
Directors.

DATES: The CCC general meeting session will be held on May 1, 2012,
from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., May 2, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on
May 3, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For specific times and agendas, see
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

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