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Volume 6 Number 4 (October 1995)

Fishery Council Is Weighted Heavily To Reflect Commercial Fishing Interests

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council was established under the federal Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. It is one of eight such regional councils nationwide whose purpose is to regulate the exploitation of fish in federal waters in a way that allows for maximum economic development without at the same time wiping out the stocks.
The council's territory consists not only of the federal waters around the Hawaiian archipelago out to 200 miles (the Exclusive Economic Zone), but also the EEZ around Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Patricia Tummons


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environment hawaii western pacific fishery management council financial interests magnuson act william paty james cook edwin ebisui frank nibley thomas webster pacific ocean producers sean martin kitty simonds hilda diaz-soltero
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