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Permanent Advisory Committee to Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Meeting

NOAA Fisheries announces a public meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) on
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Comments Close
06/05/2019

Temporary Closure of the 2019 Hawaii Shallow-set Pelagic Longline Fishery

This final rulecloses the Hawaii shallow-set pelagic longline fishery north of the Equatorfor all vessels registered under the Hawaii longline limited access program. The shallow-set fishery has reached the annual limit of 17 physical interactions with
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Published
03/28/2019

Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review Steering Committee - Public Meeting

TheWestern Pacific StockAssessment Review (WPSAR) Steering Committeewill convene a public meeting to discuss and approve the 5-year calendar for stock assessments, and to address any other concerns related tothe WPSAR process. The Steering Committee
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Published
03/13/2019

Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review - Public Meeting

NOAA Fisheriesand the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council will convene a Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review of three 2019 benchmark stock assessments for bottomfish in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam
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Published
03/13/2019

Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures for the Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish

This proposed rule would establish an annual catch limit (ACL) of 492,000 lb for Deep 7 bottomfish in the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) for each of the three fishing years 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21. If NOAA Fisheriesprojects that the fishery will reach
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Published
03/12/2019

False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan; Closure of Southern Exclusion Zone

NOAA Fisheries is closing the Southern Exclusion Zone (SEZ) to deep-set longline fishing for vessels registered under the Hawaii longline limited access program, because the fishery reached the established annual trigger of two observed false killer
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Effective
02/22/2019

2019 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Lobster Harvest Guidelines

NOAA Fisheries establishes the annual harvest guideline for the commercial lobster fishery in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islandsfor calendar year 2019 at zero lobsters.
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Published
02/21/2019

Reclassifying Management Unit Species to Ecosystem Component Species

This final rule reclassifies certain management unit species in the Pacific Islands as ecosystem component species. The rule also updates the scientific and local names of certain species. The intent of this final rule is to prioritize conservation and
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Published
02/08/2019

Loggerhead Interactions in the Hawaii Shallow-set Pelagic Longline Fishery

This final rule revises from 34 to 17 the annual number of allowableincidental interactions that may occurbetween the Hawaii shallow-set pelagiclongline fishery and North Pacificloggerhead sea turtles, in compliancewith an order of the U.S. District
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Effective
01/01/2019

Proposed Information Collection for U.S. Territorial Catch and Fishing Effort Limits

The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as
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Published
09/18/2018