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National Association of Charterboat Operators

Habitat Conservation Agreements

NOAA Fisheries and Sonoma County Water Agency sign first-ever agreement for collaborative stewardship of salmon and steelhead. The landmark agreement offers private landowners incentives to conserve federally protected fish.

The Endangered Species Act provides for the conservation of habitat for listed species. It does so by supporting private landowners and non-federal entities in their efforts to manage their land in a manner that protects, restores, or maintains habitat conditions for listed species.

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WPFMC Meetings June 18-27

The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 113th Scientific and Statistical Committee, Executive and Budget Standing Committee, Pelagic and International and Protected Species Standing Committee and the 157th Council Meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.

The meetings will be held from June 18, 2013 through June 27, 2013. All meetings will be held in Honolulu, HI. For specific times and agendas click below

 

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WPFMC Upcoming Meetings

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council's (Council) will convene meetings of its Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam and Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands (CNMI) Archipelagic Advisory Panels (APs) and the Hawaii Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC).

The Guam AP will be held on June 3, 2013, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. The American Samoa AP will be held on June 5, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The CNMI AP will be held on June 5, 2013 from 10 p.m.-5 p.m. The Hawaii AP will be held on June 13, 2013 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Hawaii REAC will be held on June 12, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Upcoming Meetings of the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council

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

The meeting of the PPT will be held between April 23 and 24, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Archipelagic Fishery Ecosystem Plan Teams will be held between April 22 and April 25, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Humphead Wrasse as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

We (NMFS) announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) as threatened or endangered and designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Accordingly, we will conduct a review of the status of this species to determine if the petitioned action is warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, for 60 days we are soliciting information pertaining to this species from any interested party.

Information and comments on the subject action must be received by April 29, 2013.

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Fishing in the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments

NMFS proposes to establish requirements for fishing in the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments. The proposed rule is intended to implement fishery management measures consistent with Presidential Proclamations 8335, 8336, and 8337 that established the Monuments.

NMFS must receive comments on the proposed rule by April 8, 2013.

 

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Upcoming Council Meeting

The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Executive and Budget Standing Committee and 156th Council to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.

The meetings will be held March 11, 2013 through March 14, 2013. All meetings will be held in Pago Pago, American Samoa. For specific times and agendas, see below for more information including the agenda.

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Upcoming SSC Meeting

The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold the 112th meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). The SSC will meet on February 26-28, 2013, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. For specific times and agendas;

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Annual Catch Limits

NMFS proposes annual catch limits for western Pacific bottomfish, crustacean, precious coral, and coral reef ecosystem fisheries, and accountability measures to correct or mitigate any overages of catch limits. The proposed catch limits and accountability measures support the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands

Comments must be received by February 15, 2013.

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Meetings for Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission

This notice sets forth the dates of the February 22; May 17; August 23; and November 8, 2013, meetings of the Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission.

The public meetings of the Advisory Commission will be held on Fridays, February 22; May 17; August 23; and November 8, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. (HAWAII STANDARD TIME).

 

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