When:
June 15, 2021 – June 17, 2021 all-day Pacific/Honolulu Timezone
2021-06-15T00:00:00-10:00
2021-06-18T00:00:00-10:00
Contact:
Marlowe Sabater
(808) 522-8220

Date: June 15-17, 2021               Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Hawaii)
………………………………    Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (American Samoa)
………………………………    Time: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Washington)
June 16-18, 2021         …………Time: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (Marianas)
………………………………    Time: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Noumea)
Location: Web Conference

Both audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at:
https://tinyurl.com/140SSCMtg
Event number (if prompted): 133 089 2233
Event password (if prompted): SSC140mtg

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140th SSC PUBLIC agenda
FR Notice

Press Release – Pacific Scientists to Consider Snapper Catch Limits, Evaluate Gear Requirements in Longline Fisheries (10 June 2021)
Press Release – Scientists Support Combined Management Measures for Uku, Review Mitigation Tactics for False Killer Whales (15 June 2021)

Agenda
(click on the links below to jump to that day’s agenda and available meeting documents)
DAY 1………………..DAY 2………………..DAY 3

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 11 a.m. (Hawaii), 2 p.m. (Washington)
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7 a.m. (Marianas), 8 a.m. (Noumea)

1. Introductions
01.1 CF List part 1-public 06.01.2021
2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
02(1) 140 SSC PUBLIC agenda
02.2 FR Notice
3. Status of the 139th SSC Meeting Recommendations
4. Report from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director
04(1) 140th SSC and 186th CM PIFSC Report to Council
5. Program Planning and Research
05.1 86 FR 30582 – Proposed Rule – Electronic Logbooks-f
…..A. Monitoring of the Commercial and Non-Commercial Uku Fishery
…..05.A(1) 2021-05-19 Issue paper on managing the MHI uku fishery
…..B. 2020 Annual SAFE Report and Recommendations
…..…..1. Archipelagic Report Overview and Highlights
…..…..05.B.1(1)rev1 American Samoa FEP SAFE Report 2020 Working (1)-s
…..…..05.B.1(2)rev1 Hawaii FEP SAFE Report 2020 Working (1)-s
…..…..05.B.1(3)rev1 Marianas FEP SAFE Report 2020 Working (1)-f
…..…..05.B.1(4)rev1 PRIA FEP SAFE Report 2020 Working (1)-s
…..…..2. Pelagic Report Overview and Highlights
…..…..05.B.2(1)rev1 Pelagic FEP SAFE Report 2020 Working (1)-s
…..C. Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology Review (Initial Action)
…..05.C(1) FEP SBRM Consistency Review for 186CM
…..D. SSC Subgroup Report on Fisheries and Protected Species Resilience to Climate Change
…..05.D(2) 2021-06-10 Comments on EO14008 sec216(c)_Fisheries and protected species resilience
…..E. SSC Three Year Plan
…..F. Public Comment
…..G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

6. Protected Species
…..A. Developing Draft Tori Line Specifications for the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery
…..06.A(1) DSLL tori line specifications for 186CM
…..06.A(2) 2019-2020 Tori Line Coop Research Publication (informational)
…..B. SSC Working Group Issues Paper on Alternative Approaches to Reduce Impacts to False Killer Whales
…..C. ESA Integration of Section 7 under MSA
…..06.C(1) ESA-MSA Integration Policy Directive Status
…..D. ESA Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery, American Samoa Longline Fishery, and Bottomfish Fisheries
…..E. Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act Updates
…..06.E(1) Shortfin Mako Shark ESA Listing 90-day finding FR and Petition
…..06.E(2) Coral Recovery Planning Workshop Backgrounder
…..F. Public Comment
…..06.F(1) HLA comments on 140th SSC mtg agenda topics
…..G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 11 a.m (Hawaii), 2 p.m. (Washington)
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 7 a.m (Marianas), 8 a.m. (Noumea).

7. Pelagic Fisheries
…..A. Monte Carlo Analyses of Longline Mitigation Measures
…..B. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Working Group Update
…..C. Regulatory Amendment: Gear and Release Requirements to Improve Post-Hooking Survivorship of Oceanic Whitetip Sharks in the Longline Fisheries (Action Item)
…..07.C(1) Draft Wire Leader Reg Amendment_186CM
…..D. MSA 304(i) Obligations for Western and Central Pacific Silky Shark
…..07.D(1) WCPO Silky Shark Stock Status Determination Decision Memo_signed
…..07.D(2) 2020-10-20 Tosatto to Soliai Change Silky Shark Status
…..07.D(4) Oceanic Whitetip Shark Recs 185th CM
…..E. 2022 US Territorial Bigeye Tuna Catch/Effort Limit & Allocation Specifications (Action Item)
…..07.E(1) Options Paper 2022 BET Territorial Specifications Draft_rev1
…..F. Monterrey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Assessment of the Hawaii Longline Fishery
…..07.F(1) MBA_SeafoodWatch_Tuna_Swordfish_WCPO_Hawaii_longline_Report
…..G. Analyses of Pacific Island Longline Fisheries in 2020 Comprehensive Bycatch Assessment in US Fisheries
…..07.G(1) Comprehensive bycatch assessment US fisheries prioritizing management
…..H. International Fisheries
…..…..1. Preparations for WCPFC Science Committee
…..…..07.H.1(1) Evaluation of Tropical Tuna Measure
….……07.H.1(2) Analyses to inform Tropical Tuna Measure
…..…..2. Outcomes of WCPFC Tropical Tunas Workshop
…..…..07.H.2(1) Report of Tropical Tuna Workshop #1
…..…..07.H.2(2) US Paper – Management objectives and acceptable levels of exploitation
…..…..07.H.2(3) Agenda for Second Workshop
…..I. Public Comment
…..07.I(1) HLA comments on 140th SSC mtg agenda topics
…..J. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
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Thursday, June 17, 2021, 11 a.m. (Hawaii), 2 p.m. (Washington)
Friday, June 18, 2021, 7 a.m. (Marianas), 8 a.m. (Noumea)

8. Other Business
…..A. National Standard 1 Technical Guidance for Data Limited Stocks
…..B. CCC Area-Based Management Working Group
…..C. Sept 14-16, 2021 SSC Meetings Dates

9. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council
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