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Fishery Disaster Determinations

Pacific Islands Region

Below is a summary of fishery disaster determinations for the Pacific Islands Region in chronological order. Click the name for additional information on each determination, including the disaster request, decision letter, press release, and funding authority. A full list of all fishery disaster determinations is also available.

   
   

16. Hawaii Longline Area Closure, 2000


Fishery/Area Affected:   Hawaii Longline Region:  PIRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Benjamin J. Cayetano (HI)
Request Date:   N/A Request Letter:   N/A
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Denied Determination Date:   2/7/2000 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:  N/A
Determination Authority:  MSA 312 Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:   N/A Amount:   N/A

24. Guam and Northern Mariana Island Fisheries, 2003


Fishery/Area Affected:  Commercial, Recreational, Subsistence, Other Fishing Industry Region:  PIRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. Felix P. Carnacho (Guam), and Juan N. Babauta (N. Mariana Islands)
Request Date:  3/17/2003, 3/31/2003 Request Letter:  Guam   CNMI
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Denied Determination Date:   9/7/2006 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:  N/A
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b), IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:   N/A Amount:   N/A

51. American Samoa Tsunami, 2009


Fishery/Area Affected:  Bottomfish (Approved), Pelagic Longline (Denied) Region:  PIRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Togolia T.A. Tulafono (American Samoa) (Lt. Gov. Faoa A. Sunia)
Request Date:  8/15/2010 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Partial Approval Determination Date:   1/26/2012
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (Tsunami) Press Release:  N/A
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b)(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 113-76 Amount:   $1,000,000