May 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – May 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm Pacific/Honolulu Timezone
Mark Fitchett

Date: May 6-8, 2020         Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location Council Office, Honolulu 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

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Approval of draft agenda, 2018 report, and assignment of rapporteurs

2.A(i) Agenda
2.A(ii) FR Notice

3. Review 2019 Annual SAFE Report Modules

A. Fishery Data Modules

i. American Samoa
3.A(i) American Samoa Fishery Data Module
ii. CNMI
3.A(ii) CNMI Fishery Data Module
iii. Guam
3.A(iii) Guam Fishery Data Module
iv. Hawaii
3.A(iv) Hawaii Fishery Data Module
v. International
3.A(v) International Data Module
vi. Recreational/Non-Commercial Fisheries

B. Ecosystem Chapter

i. Environmental & Climate Variables
3.B(i) Environmental and Climate Variables section
ii. Habitat section
3.B(ii) Habitat section
iii. Marine Planning section
3.B(iii) Marine Planning section

4. Public Comment

Thursday, May 7, 2020
5. Continued: Review 2019 Annual SAFE Report Modules

B. Ecosystem Chapter

iv. Socioeconomics section
v. Protected Species
5.B(v) Protected Species section

6. SAFE Report Discussion

A. Discussion: Data Integration
6.A Data Integration chapter
B. Web-Interface of the Annual SAFE Report
C. 2019 Report Region Wide Improvements & Recommendations

7. Impacts of COVID-19 on Pelagic Fisheries
8. Community Participation in Hawaii Commercial Pelagic Fisheries
9. Pelagics FEP Council Action Items

A. Electronic Reporting in Hawaii Longline Fishery
B. Hawaii Smal-boat Fishery Management
C. Requirements for October 1 Start date for Shallow-set Longline Fishery

10. Public Comment

Friday, May 8, 2020
11. Status of ESA Consultations and Development of Reasonable and Prudent Measures (RPMs) for the Hawaii Deep-Set and American Samoa Longline Fisheries
12. Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline fishery RPM Working Group
13. Transformative Ecosystem-Based Management Workshop
14. Update on Seabird Mitigation Measures
15. Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology
16. Workshop on Area-Based Management of Blue Water Fisheries
17. Other Business
18. Public Comment
19. Pelagic Plan Team Recommendations