When:
April 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – April 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm Pacific/Honolulu Timezone
2020-04-20T13:00:00-10:00
2020-04-22T17:00:00-10:00
Contact:
Marlowe Sabater

Date: April 20-22, 2020          Time: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm HST
Location: Via Teleconference

FR Notice

Both audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at: https://wprfmc.webex.com/join/info.wpcouncilnoaa.gov

Instructions for audio connection: WebEx provides the option for connecting audio via your computer or a WebEx telephone number. Both options will work. If you are using the WebEx telephone number, please sign into WebEx via your computer first to obtain a participant number. If you do not have computer/internet access, contact 808-522-8220 for assistance.

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 cue. 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

Document Agenda (click on the links below to see available meeting documents)

Monday, April 20, 2020
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Approval of draft agenda
  3. Report on previous Plan Team recommendations and Council actions
  4. Plan Team 101: Who Are We, What We Do and Your Role in the Process
  5. 2019 Annual Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report
    1. Fishery Performance
      1. Archipelagic fisheries modules
        1. American Samoa
          1. Bottomfish fishery
          2. Ecosystem component fisheries
        2. Guam
          1. Bottomfish fishery
          2. Ecosystem component fisheries
        3. CNMI
          1. Bottomfish fishery
          2. Ecosystem component fisheries
        4. Hawaii
          1. Bottomfish fishery
          2. Crustacean fishery
          3. Precious coral fishery
          4. Ecosystem component fisheries
          5. Non-commercial fisheries
        5. Discussions
        6. Public Comment

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
1:00 – 5:00pm

  1. (Continued) 2019 Annual Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report
    1. Ecosystem Considerations
      1. Protected species section (American Samoa, Hawaii, Marianas, PRIA)
      2. Climate, ecosystems and biological section
        1. Environmental & climate variables (American Samoa, Hawaii, Marianas, PRIA)
        2. Life history and length-derived variables (American Samoa, Hawaii, Marianas, PRIA)
        3. Biomass estimates for Coral Reef Ecosystem Components (American Samoa, Hawaii, Marianas, PRIA)
      3. Habitat section
        1. Current habitat module (American Samoa, Hawaii, Marianas, PRIA)
        2. Updated habitat module for future report
      4. Socioeconomics section
      5. Marine Planning section (American Samoa, Hawaii, Marianas, PRIA)
      6. Discussions
      7. Public Comment
    2. Administrative Reports
      1. Number of federal permits (American Samoa, CNMI, Guam, Hawaii, PRIA)
      2. Regulatory actions in 2019 (American Samoa, CNMI, Guam, Hawaii, PRIA)
      3. Discussions
      4. Public Comment

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  1. Action agenda items
    1. American Samoa Bottomfish Fishery
      1. P* Working Group Report
      2. SEEM Working Group Report
      3. Alternatives for ACLs 
    2. Options for the Hawaii Small-Boat Fishery Management
    3. Discussions
    4. Public Comment
  2. Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology
  3. Report on Consultation on the Revision of the BMUS Species
  4. Implementing Electronic Self-Reporting for the Small Boat Fisheries
    1. Small Boat Reporting Application (Fisher App, Vendor App, Admin App)
    2. Coordination on Implementing the Reporting Apps in the Territories
    3. Discussions
    4. Public Comment
  5. General Discussions
  6. Fishery Ecosystem Plan Team Recommendations
  7. Other Business