When:
March 23, 2021 – March 26, 2021 all-day Pacific/Honolulu Timezone
2021-03-23T00:00:00-10:00
2021-03-27T00:00:00-10:00

Date: March 23-25, 2021               Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Hawaii)
…………………………………… Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (American Samoa)
March 24-26, 2021         …………Time: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (Marianas)
Location: 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: Cliff Pointe, 304 W. O’Brien Drive, Hagatna

Both audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at:
https://wprfmc.webex.com/wprfmc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6a9ba5e2493e5d6e19a59ee341d41fa7
Event number (if prompted): 177 669 9488
Event password (if prompted): CM185mtg

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Instructions for making public comment via WebEx: If you would like to make public comment, send a private chat message via WebEx to the “host” (Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council) to be added to the queue. All public comments will be taken up during the specified section of the agenda. Please keep your audio connection muted except when making public comment.

Summary of Action Items for the 185th Council Meeting
FR Notice

⇓⇓⇓⇓ Link to each day’s agenda ⇓⇓⇓⇓

Day 1……………Day 2……………Day 3

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Day 1 – CM

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 11 a.m (Hawaii), 10 a.m. (American Samoa)
Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 7 a.m (Marianas)

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Approval of the 185th Agenda
2(2) – CM FR Notice
3. Approval of the 184th Meeting Minutes
4. Executive Director’s Report
5. Agency Reports
…..A. National Marine Fisheries Service
…..…..1. Pacific Islands Regional Office
…..…..2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
…..B. NOAA Office of General Counsel – Pacific Islands Section
…..C. Enforcement
…..…..1. US Coast Guard
…..…..2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
…..…..3. NOAA Office of General Counsel – Enforcement Section
…..D. US State Department
…..E. US Fish and Wildlife Service
…..F. Public Comment
…..G. Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK —

6. Pelagic & International Fisheries
…..A. American Samoa Longline Annual Fishery Report
…..B. Hawaii Longline Annual Fishery Report
…..C. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Working Group Report and Options Document to Address MSA 304(i) Obligations
…..D. Wire Leader Regulatory Amendment in Hawaii Longline Fisheries (Initial Action)
…..E. Addressing MSA 304(i) Obligations for Western & Central North Pacific Striped Marlin
…..…..1. Addressing Mitigation Measures to Move Towards Ending International Overfishing
…..…..2. US Catch Limits for Western & Central North Pacific Striped Marlin (Final Action)
…..F. International Fisheries
…..…..1. Report on the Outcomes of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization Meeting
…..…..2. Report of Outcomes of the 17th Session of the WCPFC
…..…..3. Conceptual Frame for Workshop on Bigeye Tuna Management In WCPO Longline Fisheries
…..…..4. Outcomes of the 34th FAO Committee on Fisheries
…..G. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
…..…..1. Pelagic Plan Team
…..…..2. Advisory Panel
…..…..3. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
…..…..4. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
…..…..5. Scientific & Statistical Committee
…..H. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations
…..I. Public Comment
…..J. 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

Day 2 – CM

Wednesay, March 24, 2021, 11 a.m (Hawaii), 10 a.m. (American Samoa)
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7 a.m (Marianas)

7. Protected Species
…..A. Seabird Mitigation Measures
…..…..1. Options for Modifying Shallow-set Longline Fishery Seabird Mitigation Measures
…..…..2. Draft Tori Line Specifications for Deep-set Longline Fishery
…..B. Shallow-set Longline Reasonable and Prudent Measures Working Group Update
…..C. ESA Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery, American Samoa Longline Fishery, and Bottomfish Fisheries
…..D. Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act Updates
…..E. Coral Critical Habitat Working Group and Council Response
…..F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
…..…..1. Pelagic Plan Team
…..…..2. Advisory Panel
…..…..3. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
…..…..4. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
…..…..5. Scientific & Statistical Committee
…..G. Public Comment
…..H. Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK —

8. American Samoa Archipelago
…..A. Motu Lipoti
…..B. DMWR Report
…..…..1. CARES Act distribution of funds
…..…..2. Coral Reef Fishery Management Plan
…..C. Department of Commerce Alia Tele Project
…..D. Post Authority Malaloa Commercial Dock Extension Update
…..E. American Samoa Bottomfish Fisheries
…..…..1. Territorial Bottomfish Fishery Management Plan
…..…..2. Approaches for Bottomfish Fishery Management
…..F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
…..…..1. Advisory Panel
…..…..2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
…..…..3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
…..…..4. Scientific & Statistical Committee
…..G. Public Comment
…..H. Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK —

9. Mariana Archipelago
…..A. Guam
…..…..1. Isla Informe
…..…..2. DOA/DAWR Report
…..…..…..a. CARES Act distribution of funds
…..…..…..b. Mandatory Licensing and Reporting
…..……….c. Coral Reef Fishery Management Plan
…..…..3. Environmental Assessment of the Guam Bottomfish Stock Rebuilding Plan (Final Action)
…..…..4. Socio-Economic Context for Fisher-Shark Interaction in the Marianas
…..B. CNMI
…..…..1. Arongol Falú
…..…..2. DLNR/DFW Report
…..…..…..a. CARES Act distribution of funds
…..……….b. Mandatory Licensing and Reporting Implementation
…..C. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations
……….1. Advisory Panel
…..…..2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
…..…..3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
…..…..4. Scientific & Statistical Committee
…..D. Public Comment
…..E. Council Discussion and Action

Day 3 – CM

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 11 a.m (Hawaii), 10 a.m. (American Samoa)
Friday, March 26, 2021, 7 a.m (Marianas)

10. Program Planning and Research
…..A. National Legislative Report
…..B. NMFS Briefing on Executive Order 14008 on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad
…..C. Three Year SSC Plan
…..D. Updates on the CatchIt LogIt Implementation
…..E. Integration of the ‘Catch it Log it’ app information into fisheries assessments and monitoring
…..F. Fisheries 101 Capacity Building
…..G. Updates to the Pacific Island Stock Assessment Prioritization
…..H. Regional Communications & Outreach Report
…..I. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
…..…..1. Advisory Panel
…..…..2. Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee
…..…..3. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
…..…..4. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
…..…..5. Scientific & Statistical Committee
…..J. Public Comment
…..K. Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK —

11. Hawai‘i Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)
…..A. Moku Pepa
…..B. DLNR/DAR Report
…..…..1. CARES Act funding distribution
…..C. Main Hawaiian Island Deep 7 Bottomfish Fishery
…..…..1. Updates to the Deep 7 Bottomfish Complex Stock Assessment
…..…..2. Report on the Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review of the Deep 7 Bottomfish Update
…..…..3. Update to the Deep 7 Bottomfish Annual Catch Limits (Initial Action)
…..D. Hawaii Non-Commercial Data Collection Plans
…..E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
…..…..1. Advisory Panel
…..…..2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
…..…..3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
…..…..4. Scientific & Statistical Committee
…..F. Public Comment
…..G. Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK —

12. Administrative Matters
…..A. Financial Reports
…..B. Administrative Reports
…..C. Council Coordination Committee
…..D. Council Family Changes
…..E. Meetings and Workshops
…..F. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations
…..G. Public Comment
…..H. Council Discussion and Action

13. Other Business