Western Pacific Council Makes Recommendations to Keep US Pacific Island Fisheries Viable
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Susan Chambers - October 25, 2018
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council concluded its two-day meeting in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) this week with recommendations regarding pelagic, international and American Samoa fisheries.
Council discussion centered around keeping healthy, sustainable U.S. Pacific Island fisheries viable amid an accumulation of U.S. regulations and international negotiations.
Billfish Conservation Act and Bigeye Tuna
The Council expressed dismay over the recent amendment to the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012, which bans the interstate commerce of billfish (excluding swordfish) ...
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