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JUN 2017

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58 st / June 2017 www.sea-technology.com Ka Iwi Coast Off Limits To Development The Ka Iwi coast on the eastern tip of Oahu will be preserved from devel- opment after a 40-year-long battle to protect the area, The Trust for Public Land and a group of local partners an- nounced. The Ka Iwi coast is a key navigation- al landmark between Oahu and Molo- kai for fishermen and boaters. The Trust for Public Land bought the property a year ago and has finished its sale to a local group, Livable Hawaii Kai Hui. The state of Hawaii and city of Honolulu have imposed restrictions to block any future development. Pre- vious owners had proposed building resorts or luxury homes at the site. Management Plan Released For Southeast Fisheries The Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP) has re- leased its 2016 to 2020 Management Plan. Prepared by the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean com- ponents of SEAMAP, the plan serves as a reference for official SEAMAP poli- cies and procedures through 2020. The plan also includes details on SEAMAP activities, highlights how SEAMAP data meet critical needs for recent stock as- sessments and management decisions, and shows how SEAMAP's core surveys have been impacted by level/declining funding. It identifies how expansions in funding could refine existing assess- ments and advance the movement to- ward ecosystem-based management. Observer eReporting App To Monitor Pacific Tuna Fisheries Real- or near-real-time manage- ment of Pacific purse seine tuna fish- eries is now possible for the first time. The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) and WWF are celebrating the rollout of observer electronic report- ing tools through the new Observer eReporting App that will reduce ille- gal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and bolster supply chain trans- parency and traceability in the West- ern and Central Pacific tuna fisheries. A 2016 analysis conducted by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency showed that nonreporting, misreport- ing and under-reporting represented the greatest proportion of IUU fishing, resulting in a $600 million loss for the region. The PNA, a subregional governance body that controls the world's largest sustainable tuna purse seine fishery, was the first in the region to adopt this technology as part of their fisheries ob- server program. The initiative places ruggedized tab- let computers and Rock7 Satellite Per- sonal Communication Devices (PCDs) into the hands of fisheries authorities to better monitor fish catches and verify and validate catch records and regula- tory requirements. Highest Level of Adult Female Crabs in Chesapeake The Virginia Marine Resources Commission's 2017 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey shows a 31 percent in- crease in adult female crabs and fore- casts another year of improved har- vests. This is the highest level of adult, spawning-age females recorded in the marineresources SEATECHNOLOGYREPRINTS ® Sea Technology magazine Since 1963, Sea Technology has been the industry's recognized authority in providing information in design, engineering and application of equipment and services in the global ocean community. Let Sea Technology work for you by providing published editorial content to validate your marketing initiatives. For additional information, please contact: Compass Publications, Inc. T 703.524.3136 F 703.841.0852 seatechads@sea-technology.com sea-technology.com Electronic Reprints Digital versions of ST articles in high-resolution PDF format can be posted directly on your company's website. Hard Copy Reprints Include high-quality glossy reprints in your kits, and/or distribute them at conferences, seminars, and trade shows. Enhance your direct mail.

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