Western Pacific Council Asks for Remedies to ESA Consultation Delays, Monument Management Plans, and More
Endangered Species Act consultations through NMFS takes time, but the Western Pacific. Regional Fishery Management Council is tired of waiting.
Council Chair Archie Soliai reiterated concerns about NOAA Pacific Islands Regional Office delays in completing ESA consultations for the region’s longline and bottomfish fisheries when the Council met last week.
“Our experience with ESA consultations over the last several years have left us with the impression that our Council process is not respected,” Soliai said...
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