Change Is in the Air: Western Pacific SSC Suggests New Approaches for Suite of Issues
The Scientific and Statistical Committee of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council concluded a three-day meeting last week in Honolulu with a suite of recommendations to more effectively address issues facing fisheries in the U.S. Pacific Islands. The Council will consider those recommendations this week.
Regarding false killer whales, the SSC recommended inclusion of a population variability analysis to supplement the use of and reduce the variability of potential biological removal estimates.
The Southern Exclusion Zone (SEZ), a 132,000 square mile...
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