11/26/14 – Statewide Public Meetings To Address Changes To Main Hawaiian Islands Deep-7 Bottomfish And Ahi ManagementPosted on Nov 26, 2014 in Aquatic Resources, News Releases
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate News Release November 26, 2014
HONOLULU — The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, State Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and Federal NOAA Fisheries Service (NMFS) will hold public meetings on potential Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Deep-7 bottomfish fishery rules and regulations and changes to minimum size limits for the sale of Ahi.
Bottomfish measure considerations will include options for non-commercial fishery daily bag limit, creating a market grace period during which seafood dealers and markets can sell deep-7 bottomfish after a fishery closure and changes to the State bottomfish restricted fishing area closures and reporting grids.
Workshops will feature interactive booths on the following topics:
- State of Hawaii Bottomfish Reporting Requirements
- Standardizing and Improving Catch and Effort reporting
- Volunteer Non-Commercial Reporting
- Federal Non-Commercial Bottomfish Permit and Reporting
- Ahi Science and Minimum Size Considerations
- Community Fish Aggregation Device Voluntary Reporting
2014 Meeting Locations and Dates — City, Island Date and Time Location
Lihue, Kauai — Dec. 2, Tues., 6-9 p.m. Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Cafeteria, 4431 Nuhou St.
Kaunakakai, Molokai — Dec. 3, Wed., 6-9 p.m. Kaunakakai Elementary School Cafeteria, 30 Ailoa St.
Aiea, Oahu — Dec. 4, Thurs., 6-9 p.m. Waimalu Elementary School Cafeteria, 98-825 Moanalua Rd
Paia, Maui — Dec 9, Tue., 6-9 p.m. Paia Community Center, Social Hall, Hana Highway
Honolulu, Oahu –Dec. 10, Wed., 6-9 p.m. Washington Middle School Cafeteria, 1633 S. King St.
Hilo, Hawaii — Dec. 12, Fri, 6-9 p.m. Hilo High School Cafeteria, 556 Waianuenue Ave.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii — Dec. 13, Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Rd.
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DLNR Public Information Specialist