October 15, 2019 – October 17, 2019 all-day Pacific/Honolulu Timezone
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council
1164 Bishop Street
Suite 1400, Honolulu
HI 96813
(808) 522-8220

Date: October 15-17, 2019
Location: Council Office, Honolulu, HI

134th SSC public agenda
FR Notice
Press Release- Researchers and Feds to Address Quality of Science Used to Manage US Pacific Island Fisheries (Oct. 9, 2019)

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  1. Introductions
    1. 01(1) Council Family List
  1. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
    1. 02(1) – 134th SSC public agenda
    2. 02(2) – 134th SSC and 180th CM FR Notice
  1. Status of the 132nd and 133rd SSC Meeting Recommendations
  1. Report from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director
    1. 04(1) PIFSC Rpt to 180 CM 134th SSC 
  1. Program Planning and Research
    1. 05.A(1) AmSamoa FINAL Report_6_30_2019
    2. 05.A(2) CNMI FINAL Report_6_30_2019
    3. 05.B(2) SSC SG Review of NS1 carryover and phase-in guidance document
    4. 05.C(1) PIFMAPS Panel Report
    5. 05.C(2) PIFMAPS Report
    6. 05.C(3) PIFMAPS Report Executive Summary
    7. 05.E(1) MRFMA Draft Report to Congress V1
    8. 05.E(2) 2019-06-05 Process to Comply with the Modern Fish Act
  1. Island Fisheries
    1. 06.A(1) Territorial Bottomfish WPSAR Chair Report
    2. 06.A(4) 2019 Benchmark Stock Assessments for the Bottomfish Management Unit Species of American Samoa
    3. 06.B(1) Langseth et al. 2019 Stock assessments of the bottomfish MUS in the Territories_FINAL3
    4. 06.C(1) Nadon 2019 – Guam reef fish assessments
  1. Protected Species
    1. False Killer Whale Abundance Estimates
    2. Updates on Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Actions
      1. Status of ESA Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-Set Longline, American Samoa Longline, and Bottomfish Fisheries
      2. Southern Exclusion Zone Potential Reopening Date
      3. Insular False Killer Whale Recovery Plan
    3. Public Comment
    4. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
  1. Pelagic Fisheries
    1. 08.A(1) American Samoa Longline Report
    2. 08.B(1) Hawaii_Longline_Report
    3. 08.C(1) SC15-SA-WP-06 Oceanic whitetip shark_assessment (1)
    4. 08.H.1(1) Press release 94th IATTC meeting
    5. 08.H.1(2) IATTC-agenda-94th Meeting of the IATTC
    6. 08.H.2(1) ISC19_PLENARY_Report_FINAL_Rev1
    7. 08.H.4(1)_rev1 WCPFC-TCC15-Outcomes_rev1
    8. 08.H.5(1) 2019 PAC Agenda_draft_18 Sept 2019
    9. 08.H.5(2) PAC Conference Call Summary Report_August 2019
  1. Other Business
    1. 09.B(1) Introducing DAR’s new Program Managers.pdf
  1. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council