Calendar

Nov
30
Mon
138th Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting (Virtual) @ Web conference
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day

Date: Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2020          Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Hawaii)
………………………………………Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (American Samoa)
………………………………………Time: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Washington)
Dec. 1-2, 2020                  …………Time: 6:00 am to 1:00 pm (Marianas)
………………………………………Time: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm (Noumea)
Location: Web Conference

Both audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at:
https://wprfmc.webex.com/wprfmc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0701334be3fc883eb498313e1e89ff5d
Event number (if prompted): 1331055194
Event password (if prompted): SSC138mtg
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FR Notice
138rd SSC public agenda

⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓ Available documents listed below ⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓

Monday, November 30, 2020, 10 a.m. (Hawaii), 12 p.m. (Washington) – DAY 1
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 6 a.m. (Marianas), 7 a.m. (Noumea) – DAY 1

1. Introductions
01.1 CF List part 1-public 11.19.2020
2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
2(1) 138rd SSC draft public agenda
2(2) FR Notice
3. Status of the 137th SSC Meeting Recommendations
4. Report from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director
04.1 138th SSC and 184th CM report_PIFSC
5. Pelagic Fisheries
….A. Southern Exclusion Zone and Deep-set Longline Catch Rates
….B. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Issues
….….1. Updated Post-release Mortality of Oceanic Whitetip Sharks
….….2. Analyses of Fisher Effects on Oceanic Whitetip Catch Rates
….….3. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Working Group Report
….….05.B.3(1) Oceanic Whitetip Shark Working Group Report Fall 2020
….C. Reasonable and Prudent Measures and/or Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives for the Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries (Action Item)
05.C(1) HLA paper on transition to monofilament leaders
….D. Regional Bigeye Tuna Research Plan
….E. International Fisheries
……..1. Potential Catch Limits for North Pacific Striped Marlin (Action Item)
……..05.E.1(1) WCPFC17-2020-DP08 United States consultative draft proposal on NP Striped Marlin
……..05.E.1(2) Council Staff Draft CMM for NPO Striped Marlin_rev3
….….2. Proposed Tropical Tuna Measure for Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)
….….05.E.2(1) WCPFC17-2020-DP02 USA proposal on tropical tunas
….F. Public Comment
….G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

6. Island Fisheries
….A. Territorial Bottomfish Fishery
….….1. Update on the American Samoa Interim Measure
….….06.A.1(1) 85 FR 56208 – Proposed Rule – Interim Measures AS Bottomfish (2020-09-11)
….….06.A.1(2) AS Interim Measure FR Notice
….….06.A.1(3) AS Fono Resolution-NOAA-Interim-for-Bottomfish
….….2. Options for the American Samoa Bottomfish Acceptable Biological Catch for Fishing Year 2021-2022 (Action Item)
….….06.A.2(1)rev1 2020-11-17 Alternatives for American Samoa BMUS ABC FY2021-2022_preCM
….….3. Options for American Samoa Bottomfish Rebuilding Plan (Action Item)
….….06.A.3(1)rev1 2020-11-24 DRAFT AS Rebuilding Plan Options Paper
….….4. Options for the Guam Bottomfish Rebuilding Plan (Action Item)
….….06.A.4(1)rev1 2020-11-24 DRAFT Guam Rebuilding Plan Options Paper
….B. Plans for Hawaii Fishery Management
….06.B(1) FINAL Hawaii Fisheries Meeting Report
….C. Public Comment
….D. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 10 a.m (Hawaii), 12 p.m. (Washington) – DAY 2
Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6 a.m. (Marianas), 7 a.m. (Noumea) – DAY 2

7. Protected Species
….A. Seabird Mitigation Measures
……..1. Review of Experimental Fishing Permit
….….2. Options for Including Tori Lines in the Hawaii Longline Fishery Seabird Mitigation Measures
….07.A.2(1) Hawaii Longline Tori line Options Paper
….B. Stories of Conservation Success: Results of Interviews with Hawaii Longline Fishers
….07.B(1) HILL PS Interview Stories of Conservation Success
….C. Ecosystem-based Fishery Management Project TurtleWatch Validation
….D. Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act Updates
….….1. Status of ESA Consultations
….….2. Coral Critical Habitat
……..07.D.2(1) FR notice coral critical habitat proposed rule
….….3. Insular FKW Draft Recovery Plan
….….07.D.3(1) FR notice insular FKW Draft Recovery Plan NOA-f
….….07.D.3(2) MHI IFKW Draft Recovery Plan
….….07.D.3(3) MHI IFKW Draft Recovery Implementation Strategy
….….07.D.3(4) MHI IFKW Recovery Status Review
….….4. False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan
….….5. Other Updates
….….07.D.5(1) Proposed MMPA Permit Negligible Impact Determination for DSLL
….E. Public Comment
….F. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

8. Other Business
….A. March 2021 SSC Meetings Dates

9. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

Dec
1
Tue
Pelagic & International Standing Committee (Virtual)
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Date: Dec. 1, 2020           Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Web Conference

Both audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at:
https://wprfmc.webex.com/wprfmc
Event number (if prompted): 570 969 649

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Agenda
FR Notice

 

Executive & Budget Standing Committee (Virtual)
Dec 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Date: Dec. 1, 2020           Time: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm (Closed session 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Location: Web Conference

Both audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at:
https://wprfmc.webex.com/wprfmc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e30a1767c00ca5c04537c2d24bd263da1
Event number (if prompted): 133 257 2758
Event password (if prompted): EBSC121mtg

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Agenda
FR Notice

Dec
2
Wed
184th Council Meeting (Virtual) @ Web conference
Dec 2 – Dec 4 all-day

Date: Dec. 2-4, 2020          Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Hawaii)
………………………………Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (American Samoa)
Dec. 3-5, 2020      …………Time: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (Marianas)
Location: By Web Conference

Host Sites:
CNMI: BRI Building Suite 205, Kopa Di Oru St. Garapan, Saipan
American Samoa: Tedi of Samoa Building Suite 208B, Fagatogo Village
Guam: Due to the ongoing public health situation regarding COVID-19, the public host location for Guam has been cancelled. Please use the WebEx information below to access the meeting.

To access the Webex (audio & visual) click link below:
https://wprfmc.webex.com/wprfmc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e479b3b162194f927462374974bb8145f
Event number (if prompted): 133 535 2182
Event password (if prompted): CM184mtg
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To present oral testimony or comments at this meeting, during the comment period verbally indicate the agenda item on which you wish to speak. For those participating remotely by Webex, request for public comment must be sent through the “chat” function in Webex to the “Host” prior to the start of the public comment session. For those participating at a Council-hosted web conference site, comments cards are available from staff at the Council meeting. Oral testimony is limited to three minutes. Please identify yourself and whom you represent at the beginning of your testimony.  Public comment on non-agenda items will be taken on Tuesday, December 2, 2020, from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Written public comments on all agenda items may be submitted for the record by email throughout the duration of the meeting to info.wpcouncil@noaa.gov.

Summary of Action Items for the 184th Council Meeting
184th CM & 138th SSC FR Notice
184th CM PUBLIC WPRFMC Agenda

Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – DAY 1

1. Welcome and Introductions
01.1 CF List part 1-public 11.19.2020
2. Approval of the 184th Agenda
02(1)rev1 184th CM PUBLIC WPRFMC Agenda
02(2) FR Notice
02(3) Pelagic and International SC 184th Agenda
02(4) Executive Budget Standing Committee 184th Agenda-public
3. Approval of the 183rd Meeting Minutes
4. Executive Director’s Report
5. Agency Reports
….A. National Marine Fisheries Service
……..1. Pacific Islands Regional Office
……..05.A.1(1) PIRO 184 Council Report FINAL
……..05.A.1(2) PIRO FPO Annual Report 2020
….….2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
……..05.A.2(1) PIFSC report
….B. NOAA Office of General Counsel Pacific Islands Section
….05.B(1) 184CM GC Report
….C. Enforcement
….….1. US Coast Guard
……..05.C.1(1) USCG_Agency Report 184 WESPAC – Nov 2020
….….2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
……..05.C.2(1) NOAA OLE Report
….….3. NOAA Office of General Counsel Enforcement Section
……..05.C.3(1) NOAA OGC Enforcement Section Report
….D. US State Department
….E. US Fish and Wildlife Service
….05.E.1_rev1 USFWS Report 184CM
….05.E.1(1) WCPFC17-2020-DP08 United States consultative draft proposal on NP Striped Marlin
….05.E.2(1) WCPFC17-2020-DP02 USA proposal on tropical tunas
….F. Public Comment
….G. Council Discussion and Action

6. Pelagic & International Fisheries
….A. Region Bigeye Tuna Research Plan
….B. Oceanic Whitetip Working Group Report
….06.B(1) Oceanic Whitetip Shark Working Group Report Fall 2020
….C. North Pacific Striped Marlin
….….1. Proposed Conservation and Management Measure for North Pacific Striped Marlin
….….06.C.1(1) WCPFC17-2020-DP08 United States consultative draft proposal on NP Striped Marlin
….….06.C.1(2) Council Staff Draft CMM for NPO Striped Marlin
….….2. Options for Catch and/or Effort Limits for North Pacific Striped Marlin for Amendment 8 (Initial Action)
….D. RPMs and/or RPAs for the Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries (Initial Action)
….06.D(1) HLA paper on transition to monofilament leaders
….E. International Fisheries
….….1. WCPFC
….….….a. WCPFC Committee Outcomes
….….….06.E.1.a(1) Final TCC16 Summary Report_20Nov2020
….….….06.E.1.a(2) NC16 Summary Report – adopted on 30Nov2020
….….….b. US Permanent Advisory Committee
….….2. Proposed Conservation and Management Measure for Tropical Tunas
….….3. Virtual Roundtable on IUU Fishing and the Western Pacific Region
….F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
….….1. Pelagic Plan Team
….….06.F.1(1) Pelagic PT November 2020 Final Report
….….2. Advisory Panel
….….3. Scientific & Statistical Committee
….G. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations
….H. Public Comment
….I. Council Discussion and Action

4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (approximate time; remaining agenda items for the day may shift)
Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – DAY 2

7. Protected Species
….A. Seabird Mitigation Measures
……..1. Review of Experimental Fishing Permit
….….2. Options for Including Tori Lines in the Hawaii Longline Fishery Seabird Mitigation Measures
….….07.A.2(1) Hawaii Longline Tori line Options Paper
….B. Stories of Conservation Success: Results of Interviews with Hawaii Longline Fishers
….07.B(1) HILL PS Interview Stories of Conservation Success
….C. Ecosystem-based Fishery Management Project TurtleWatch Validation
….D. ESA and MMPA Updates
….….1. Status of ESA Consultations
….….2. Coral Critical Habitat
….….07.D.2(1) FR notice coral critical habitat proposed rule
….….3. Insular FKW Draft Recovery Plan
….….07.D.3(1) FR notice insular FKW Draft Recovery Plan NOAA-f
….….07.D.3(2) MHI IFKW Draft Recovery Plan
….….07.D.3(3) MHI IFKW Draft Recovery Implementation Strategy
….….07.D.3(4) MHI IFKW Recovery Status Review
….….4. False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan
….….5. Other Updates
….….07.D.5(1) Proposed MMPA Permit Negligible Impact Determination for DSLL
….E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
….….1. Pelagic Plan Team
….….2. Advisory Panel
……..3. Scientific & Statistical Committee
….F. Public Comment
….G. Council Discussion and Action

8. American Samoa Archipelago
….A. Motu Lipoti
….08.A(1) Motu Ripoti
….B. DMWR Report
….….1. CARES Act distribution of funds
…. 08.B(1) DMWR Report 184CM
….….2. Catchit Logit App Training
….….3. Bottomfish Fono Resolution
….C. American Samoa Bottomfish Fisheries
….….1. Update on the Bottomfish Fishery Interim Measure
….….08.C.1(1) 85 FR 56208 – Proposed Rule – Interim Measures AS Bottomfish (2020-09-11)
……..08.C.1(2) AS Interim Measure FR Notice
….….08.C.1(3) AS Fono Resolution-NOAA-Interim-for-Bottomfish
….….2. Options for Annual Catch Limits 2021-2022 (Initial Action)
….….08.C.2(1) 2020-11-17 Alternatives for American Samoa BMUS ACL FY2021-2022_preCM
….….3. Options for Bottomfish Stock Rebuilding Plan (Initial Action)
….08.C.3(1)rev1 2020-11-24 DRAFT AS Rebuilding Plan Options Paper
….D. Status of the American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area
….08.D(1) Territory of American Samoa v. NMFS (9th Cir.) – Mandate
….E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
….….1. Advisory Panel
….….08.E.1(1) FINAL NOV AS AP Mtg Report
….….2. Scientific & Statistical Committee
….F. Public Comment
….G. Council Discussion and Action

9. Mariana Archipelago
….A. Guam
….….1. Isla Informe
….….09.A.1.b.(1) Catch It Log It Guam Report 184CM
….….2. DOA/DAWR Report
….….09.A.2(1)rev1 DOAG DAWR 184th Council Meeting Report
….….….a. CARES Act distribution of funds
….….….b. Catchit Logit App Training
….….….c. Mandatory Licensing and Reporting
….….3. Options for Guam Bottomfish Stock Rebuilding Plan (Initial Action)
….….09.A.3(1)rev1 2020-11-24 DRAFT Guam Rebuilding Plan Options Paper 
….….4. Report on the Compact of Free Association Renegotiation
….B. CNMI
….….1. Arongol Falú
….….2. DLNR/DFW Report
….….09.B.2(1)_rev1 DLNR-DFW Agency Report 184CM
….….….a. CARES Act distribution of funds
…………b. Catchit Logit App Training
….….….09.B.2.b(1) Catch-it Logit
….C. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations
….….1. Advisory Panel
….….09.C.1(1) Final NOV GU AP Mtg Report
….….09.C.1(2) Final NOV NMI AP Mtg Report
….….2. Scientific & Statistical Committee
….D. Public Comment
….E. Council Discussion and Action

Friday, December 4, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – DAY 3

10. Program Planning and Research
….A. National Legislative Report
….B. Electronic Technologies Implementation Plan
….C. Status of Pacific Islands Marine Monuments
….D. Update on Inter-agency US Seafood Trade Task Force
….E. Regional Communications & Outreach Report
….10.E(1) Regional Comm-Outreach Report 11-13-20
….F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
….….1. Advisory Panel
….….2. Non-Commercial Fisheries Advisory Committee
….….10.F.2(1) FINAL Oct NCFAC Mtg Report
….….3. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
….….10.F.3(1) Final Report of FIAC Meeting October 28
….….4. Scientific & Statistical Committee
….G. Public Comment
….H. Council Discussion and Action

11. Hawai‘i Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)
….A. Moku Pepa
….11.A.1 HI Moku Pepa184 CM
….B. DLNR/DAR Report
….11.B(1) DLNR-DAR 184th Island Report
….….1. CARES Act funding distribution
….C. Plans for Hawaii Fishery Management
….11.C(1) FINAL Hawaii Fisheries Meeting Report
….D. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
….….1. Advisory Panel
….….11.D.1(1) Final NOV HI AP Mtg Report
….….2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
….….3. Scientific & Statistical Committee
….E. Public Comment
….F. Council Discussion and Action

12. Administrative Matters
….A. Financial Reports
….….1. Current Grants
….B. Administrative Reports
….C. Program Plan Report
….D. Council Coordination Committee
….12.D(1) Posted CCC September 2020 Meeting Report _11.4
….12.D(2) CCC Aquaculture Letter to NMFS_FINAL
….12.D(3) CCC National Seafood Council letter to NMFS_FINAL
….12.D(4) CCC NEPA letter to NMFS_FINAL
….12.D(5) CCC NS1 Tech Guidance Letter to NMFS_FINAL
….12.D(6) CCC Promoting Seafood Competitiveness Letter to NMFS_FINAL
….E. Council Family Changes
….F. Meetings and Workshops
….G. Code of Ethic Training
….H. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations
….I. Public Comment
….J. Council Discussion and Action

13. Election of Officers

14. Other Business

Dec
6
Sun
WCPFC – 17th Regular Session of the Commission @ Web conference
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm

Please note that dates and times are in Pohnpei time. Visit www.wcpfc.int to learn more

Date (Pohnpei time)MeetingMeeting time (Pohnpei time)Comments
12.07.2020 (Monday)                                     FAC 10:00 –14:00Other sessions will be scheduled,as necessary.
12.08.2020 (Tuesday)HOD16:00 –18:00
12.09.2020 (Wednesday)                      WCPFC 17 10:00 –14:00 Start of WCPFC17.
12.10.2020 (Thursday) WCPFC 1710.00 –14.00
12.11.2020 (Friday)        16.00 –20.00WCPFC 1716.00 –20.00
12.12.2020 (Saturday)Rest Day
12.13.2020 (Sunday) Rest Day
12.14.2020 (Monday)WCPFC 1710:00 –14:00
12.15.2020 (Tuesday)WCPFC 1710:00 –14:00End of WCPFC17

 

Mar
16
Tue
139th Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting (Virtual)
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day

Date: March 16-18, 2021
Location: Web conference

Mar
22
Mon
185th Council Meeting (virtual)
Mar 22 – Mar 25 all-day

Date: March 22-25, 2021
Location: Web Conference