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.

ADDRESSES: The Guam AP meeting will be held at the Guam Fishermen's
Cooperative, Greg D. Perez Marina, Hagatna Boat Basin, Guam, phone:
(671) 472-6323. The American Samoa AP will be held at Toa's Bar and
Grill Conference Room, Lions Park Road Nu'uuli Village, American Samoa,
phone: (684) 699-2901. The CNMI AP will be held at the Conference Room,
Department of Lands and Natural Resources Lower Base Drive, Saipan,
CNMI, phone: (670) 664-6000. The Hawaii AP and the Hawaii REAC meetings
will be held at the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council
office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI, phone (808) 522-
8220.

 

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda for Guam AP, June 3, 2013, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

1. Welcome and introduction
2. Update on previous AP recommendations
3. Update on Roles and Responsibilities of AP
3. Review of Council Issues
A. Pelagic and International fisheries
B. Insular Fisheries
C. Protected Species
D. Annual Catch Limits
E. Fishery Community Engagement
4. Guam AP issues
5. Discussion and AP Recommendations to Council

Agenda for American Samoa AP, June 5, 2013, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

1. Welcome and introduction
2. Update on previous AP recommendations
3. Update on Roles and Responsibilities of AP
4. Annual Catch Limits
5. Update on AS Fishermen Database
6. Revision of American Samoa longline swordfish catch limit
7. Review of minimum 100 m hook depth for American Samoa longline
fishery
8. Dock issues in Pago Pago Harbor
9. Incentive program for local fishermen to promote fishing and
provision of catch data
10. Equipment store at the Fagatogo Marketplace
11. Fishing issues at Aunu'u with new Sanctuary regulations
12. Potential training opportunities for AP Members
13. Potential funding sources to assist local small fishing boat owners
14. AP outreach out to Manu'a fishermen
15. Discussion and AP Recommendations to Council

Agenda for CNMI AP, June 7, 2013, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

1. Welcome and introduction
2. Election of Chairman
3. Advisory Panel Duties
4. Department of Defense Training Proposals
5. Proposed Fisheries Legislations
6. Update on CNMI Fisheries Review Committee
7. Update on CNMI Bio-sampling Program
8. Status of Endangered Species Act (ESA) Listings
9. Marine Conservation Plan Updates
10. Fisheries Development Projects
11. Upcoming Council Actions and Annual Catch Limits
12. Other Business
13. Public Comment
14. Discussion and AP Recommendations to Council

Hawaii AP Agenda, June 13, 2013, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

1. Welcome and introduction
2. Update on previous AP recommendations
3. Update on Roles and Responsibilities of AP
3. Review of Council Issues
A. Pelagic and International fisheries
B. Insular Fisheries
C. Protected Species
D. Annual Catch Limits
E. Fishery Community Engagement
4. Hawaii AP issues
5. Discussion and AP Recommendations to Council

Hawaii REAC agenda, June 12, 2013, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

1. Welcome and introduction
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Update on REAC 2012 Recommendations and activities
4. Assessing Ecosystem Effects in Climate Change
A. Effects of sea-level rise on Hawaii Coastal Communities
B. Ocean acidification
C. Climate change impacts on marine ecosystems
D. Understanding potential impacts to Hawaii Fisheries
i. Offshore fisheries
ii. Coastal fisheries
5. Break
6. Agency Perspectives on climate change and cultural resource
adaptation
7. Management planning for Climate Change Impact
8. Discussion and Recommendations
9. Public Comment
10. Other Business
11. Recommendations

 

 

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