When:
September 15, 2020 – September 17, 2020 all-day Pacific/Honolulu Timezone
2020-09-15T00:00:00-10:00
2020-09-18T00:00:00-10:00
Where:
Web Conference

Date: Sept. 15-17, 2020    Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Hawaii)
……………………………..Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (American Samoa)
……………………………..Time: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Washington)
Sept. 16-18, 2020              Time: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (Marianas)
……………………………..Time: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Noumea)

Due to the ongoing public health situation regarding COVID-19, the meeting will be held virtually and all public host locations have been cancelled. Please use the WebEx information below to access the meeting.

Both audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at:
https://wprfmc.webex.com/wprfmc/onstage/g.php?MTID=ece52ee3265fc7a90bc6931f2b79f1e7a
Event number (if prompted): 133 507 8855
Event password (if prompted): CM183mtg

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Instructions for making public comment: 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.  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, September 15, 2020, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Written comments on final action items should be received at the Council office by 5 p.m. (HST), Friday, September 11, 2020. Written comments may be submitted by e-mail to info.wpcouncil@noaa.gov, faxed to (808) 522-8226 or mailed to the Council office at 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813. Written public comments on all other agenda items may be submitted for the record by email throughout the duration of the meeting.

183rd CM Summary of Proposed Action Items rev1
137th SSC and 183rd CM FR Notice
183rd Council Meeting Agenda

Press Release – Federal Fishery Managers Agree to Longline Electronic Reporting, Preliminary Hawai’i Grey Snapper Limits (18 September 2020)

Press Release – Council Identifies Priorities for US Pacific Island Fishery Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief (16 September 2020)

Press Release – Recommendations Advance from Scientists to Federal Fishery Managers on Hawai’i Small Boat, Hawai’i Grey Snapper, Hawai’i and American Samoa Longline Fisheries (11 September 2020)

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
01(1)rev2 CF List part 1-public 09.14.2020
2. Oath of Office – John Gourley, F. McGrew Rice, Roger Dang
3. Approval of the 183rd Agenda
3(1) 183rd CM WPRFMC Public Agenda
3(2) 137th SSC and 183rd CM FR Notice
3(3) 183rd CM Pelagics and International SC PUBLIC
3(4) Executive Budget Standing Committee 183rd Agenda
4. Approval of the 182nd Meeting Minutes
04.3 137th SSC FINAL Report
5. Executive Director’s Report

6. Agency Reports
A. National Marine Fisheries Service
1. Pacific Islands Regional Office
6.A.1(1) PIRO 183 Council Report FINAL
2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
6.A.2(1) PIFSC Rpt to WPFMC_137th SSC and 183rd CM
B. NOAA Office of General Counsel Pacific Islands Section
6.B(1) 183rd GC Report
C. Enforcement
1. US Coast Guard
6.C.1(1) USCG_Agency Report 183 WESPAC – Sept 2020
6.C.1(2) USCG welcome letter
6.C.1(3) USCG RADM Sibley Bio
2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
6.C.2(1) NOAA OLE Report
3. NOAA Office of General Counsel
6.C.3(1) 183rd Meeting Council report GCES- 08-31-20
Enforcement Section
D. US State Department
6.D(1) State Dept Report to 183rd Council Meeting
E. US Fish and Wildlife Service
6.E(1) USFWS WesPac Report 9-20
F. Public Comment
G. Council Discussion and Action

7. Mariana Archipelago
A. Guam
1. Isla Informe
7.A.1(1) 183rd Guam Island Report
7.A.2(1) DOAG DAWR 183rd Council Meeting Report
7.A.4(1) 183rd Guam Community Report
2. DOA/DAWR Report (Legislation and Enforcement)
3. CARES Act distribution of funds
4. Guam Community Activities
B. CNMI
1. Arongol Falú
2. DLNR/DFW Report (Legislation and Enforcement)
7.B.2(1) 183rd CM_CNMI DFW Report
3. CARES Act distribution of funds
4. CNMI Community Activities
7.B.4(1) 183rd CM CNMI Community Activities Report
C. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations
1. Advisory Panel Report
2. Scientific & Statistical Committee Report
D. Public Comment
E. Council Discussion and Action

8. Program Planning and Research
A. National Legislative Report
08.A(1) 2020 Legislation Tracker for 183CM
08.A(3) Rep. Ed Case MSA Update 09.14.2020
B. Draft Offshore Energy Policy
08.B(1)_rev1 Draft Offshore Energy Policy for the WP sept 17 draft
08.B(2) MAFAC Report of the Offshore Wind Ad Hoc WG
C. Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology
D. Update on Draft Aquaculture PEIS
E. Electronic Technologies Implementation Plan
F. Report on the Council Response to President Trump’s
Executive Order 13921 and 13924
G. Interagency US Seafood Trade Task Force
08.G(3) Letter to Wilbur Ross Seafood Trade Task Force JUL 10 2020
H. Modifications to the PRIA Objectives and Projects in the PRIA Marine Conservation Plan (Action Item)
I. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
1. Advisory Panel Report
08.I.1(1) AUG HI AP Mtg FINAL REPORT
08.I.1(2) Aug GU AP Mtg FINAL Report
08.I.1(3) AUG AS AP Mtg FINAL Report
08.I.1(4) SEP NMI AP Mtg FINAL REPORT
2. Scientific & Statistical Committee Report
J. Public Comment
K. Council Discussion and Action

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

9. American Samoa Archipelago
A. Motu Lipoti
09.A(1)_rev1 Motu Lipoti
B. DMWR Report (Legislation and Enforcement)
09.B(1) AS DMWR Report
C. CARES Act distribution of funds
D. American Samoa Community Activities
9.D(1) 183CM AS Community Report
E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
1. Advisory Panel Report
2. Scientific & Statistical Committee Report
F. Public Comment

10. Hawai‘i Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)
A. Moku Pepa
10.A(1)_REV1 Hawaii Moku Pepa
B. DLNR/DAR Report (Legislation, Enforcement)
10.B(2) Fishing guidelines during COVID-19 (updated Sep 10)
10.B(1) DLNR-DAR 183rd Island Report
C. Options for Mandatory Permitting and Reporting for Hawaii’s Small-boat Fishery (Initial Action)
10.C(1) small boat fisheries options paper_V4
D. Main Hawaiian Islands Uku Fishery
1. P* and SEEM Working Group Report
10.D.1(1)rev1 MHI Uku P star WG Meeting_FINAL REPORT
10.D.1(2) MHI Uku SEEM WG Meeting_draft report
2. Specifying Annual Catch Limits for Main Hawaiian Island Uku (Final Action)
10.D.2(1) 2020-08-13 DRAFT MHI Uku 2022-2025 ACL Specification Document v2.0
E. CARES Act funding distribution
10.E(1) DLNR CARES Press Release
F. Hawaii Community Activities
10.F(1)rev1 HI Community Activities Report
G. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
1. Advisory Panel Report
2. Scientific & Statistical Committee Report
H. Public Comment
I. Council Discussion and Action

11. Protected Species
A. ESA and MMPA Updates
1. Status of ESA Consultations
2. Other ESA and MMPA Updates
11.A.2(1) SEZ reopening FR notice (effective 08-25-20)
11.A.2(2) Cauliflower Coral 12-mo finding FR notice
11.A.2(3) Leatherback DPS petition 12-mo finding & global status review
11.A.2(4) Marine mammal deterrent guideline proposal
B. Tori-Line Demo and Field Trials in the Hawaii Longline Fishery
C. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
1. Advisory Panel Report
2. Scientific & Statistical Committee Report
D. Public Comment
E. Council Discussion and Action

Thursday, September 17, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

12. Pelagic & International Fisheries
A. Hawaii Longline Fishery Report
12.A(1) Hawaii LL Report
B. American Samoa Longline Fishery Report
12.B(1) American Samoa LL Report
C. Mandatory ER in Longline Fisheries (Final Action)
12.C(1) Longline Mandatory ER Reg Amendment DRAFT_183CM
D. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Population Projections
E. Oceanic Whitetip Working Group and
Research Activities
F. Reasonable and Prudent Measures (RPMs) and/or Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs) for the Deep-set and American Samoa Longline Fisheries (Initial Action)
G. Roadmap to Effective Area-Based Management of Blue Water Fisheries
H. International Fisheries
1. Update on North Pacific Striped Marlin Rebuilding Plan
2. WCPFC
a. 19th ISC Plenary Outcomes
12.H.2.a(1) ISC20_PLENARY REPORT_FINAL
b. 16th WCPFC Science Committee
12.H.2.b(2) NEW PUBLIC SC16-Outcomes Document-for distribution
c. WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee
12.H.2.c(1) TCC HOD Meeting outcomes and TCC Agenda
d. WCPFC Permanent Advisory Committee
12.H.2.d(1) WCPFC PAC report
e. WCPFC Northern Committee
3. Tropical Tuna Allocation Concept Paper
4. International Fisheries Meeting MMPA Equivalencies & Other Relevant International Issues
12.H.4(1) MMPA import provisions fact sheet
12.H.4(2) MMPA import rule compliance guide
I. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
1. Advisory Panel Report
2. Scientific & Statistical Committee Report
J. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations
K. Public Comment
L. Council Discussion and Action

13. Administrative Matters
A. Financial Reports
1. Current Grants
B. Administrative Reports
C. Council Coordination Committee Meetings
D. Council Family Changes
1. NCFAC Terms of Reference and Membership
2. FIAC Terms of Reference and Membership
E. Meetings and Workshops
F. Letters to the Administration
13.F(1) Letter to Wilbur Ross Seafood Trade Task Force JUL 10 2020-1
G. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations
H. Public Comment
I. Council Discussion and Action

14. Other Business