The group's focus right now is supporting efforts by members of the CNMI House to introduce a bill banning shark fining in the CNMI. Updates on the bills status and how you can get involved will be posted on this group page, so check it out if you're interested.
2) There is a WestPAC sponsored CNMI Bottomfish Scoping Meeting tomorrow night (Wens August 11th) at NMC from 6-9pm (flyer posted after jump link). At this meeting they will be discussing (amoung other things) potential policy changes in relation to bottom fish. Sharks happen to be among the largest bycatch species of this fishery (I am told anecdotely the largest), and it is likely that policy shifts in relation to the bycatch of sharks will be discussed. The meeting will be an opportunity to hear and comment on potential management options. So, particularly for you fisherman folks, it may be worth attending.
Attention Fisherman and other Stakeholders: