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Seafood safety and traceability

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will convene its 163rd meeting, June 16-18, 2015, at the Harbor View Center, 1129 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu. Fishermen and other members of the public are encouraged to participate in the meeting and provide their comments.

Among the guest speakers is John Henderschedt, director of the NMFS Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, which is based in the Washington, DC, metro area. The office addresses international fisheries and sustainable seafood issues through effective engagement with science, policy and commerce of US seafood in the global economy. Henderschedt will address the Council on June 18 during the last day of the Council meeting.

Henderschedt was also a guest speaker at the Fishers Forum on Seafood Safety and Traceability, held during the evening of johnJune 17, 2015, at the Harbor View Center.

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council was created by Congress in 1976 and has authority over fisheries in the Pacific Ocean seaward to Hawai`i, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and eight Pacific Remote Island Areas.

For more information, contact the Council at info.wpcouncil@noaa.gov, visit their website here, or call 808 522-8220.

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