September 14, 2021 – September 16, 2021 all-day Pacific/Honolulu Timezone

Date: September 14-16, 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)
September 15-17, 2021        …… ……Time: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (Marianas)
……………………………… …………Time: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Noumea)
Location: Web Conference via WebEx

Both audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at:
WebEx Event number: 177 466 0628
Event password: SSC141mtg

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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.

FR Notice
141st SSC PUBLIC Agenda

Press Release – Western Pacific Fishery Council Advisors to Evaluate Seabird Conservation Measures (09 Sept. 2021)
Press Release – Pacific Scientists Support Streamer Lines to Reduce Albatross Interactions with Tuna Fishery (14 September 2021)
Press Release – Scientists to Evaluate Impacts of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Expansion (15 September 2021)

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

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, 11 a.m. (Hawaii), 2 p.m. (Washington)
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, 7 a.m. (Marianas), 8 a.m. (Noumea)

Time No. Agenda Item
1100-1115 1 Introductions
01.1rev1 Council Family List – Part 1 09.08.2021
1115-1120 2 Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
02.1 141st SSC Agenda
02.2 141 SSC FR Notice
1120-1125 3 Status of the 140th SSC Meeting Recommendations
03.2 140th SSC Report
1125-1150 4 Report from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director
04.1 PIFSC Report to 187th CM and 141st SSC
5         Program Planning and Research
1150-1220 5.A Essential Fish Habitat Model for the MHI uku
05.A(1) Franklin 2021_MHI Uku EFH Static Model_First Report
1220-1235 5.B Report on the Bottomfish Fishery in the Opened BRFA
05.B(1) 190111-BLNR minutes_Opening of Four BRFA areas
1235-1300 5.C American Samoa Bottomfish Stock Assessment Improvement Plan
05.C(1) American Samoa Bottomfish Stock Assessment Improvement Plan_Flow Chart
1300-1330 5.D Review of the MSRA Five Year Research Priorities
05.D(1)rev1 MSRA Research Priority 2020-2024
1330-1400 5.E Potential MSA Reauthorization Provisions Affecting the SSC
05.E(1) HR4690-Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act
05.E(2) HR3764-Ocean-based climate solutions act
1400-1420 5.F SSC Three Year Plan
05.F(1) 2021-07-26 SSC Three Year Plan_THIRD draft
5.G Public Comment
5.H SSC Discussion and Recommendations
6         Protected Species
6.A Hawaii Longline Fishery Seabird Mitigation Measures
1430-1500 6.A.1 Results of the Tori Line Experimental Fishing Permit Study in the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery
1500-1530 6.A.2 Options for Revising Seabird Mitigation Measures in the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery (Action Item)
06.A.2(1)rev1 DSLL seabird measures options paper for Sept 2021
1530-1600 6.B SSC Working Group Issues Paper on Alternative Approaches to Reduce Impacts to False Killer Whales
1600-1615 6.C ESA Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery, American Samoa Longline Fishery, and Bottomfish Fisheries
1615-1630 6.D ESA and Marine Mammal Protection Act Updates
06.D(1) May 2021 Coral Recovery Workshop Final Report
06.D(2) FKW FY21 Appropriations Spend Plan Estimate and Project Descriptions
6.E Public Comment
6.F SSC Discussion and Recommendations


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

7         Pelagic and International Fisheries
1100-1130 7.A Update on SWFSC Pelagic Fisheries Research
1130-1200 7.B Investigating the Impact of Imports on the Hawaii Fish Market
1200-1230 7.C Shark Depredation in the Mariana Archipelago
07.C(1) Marianas Shark Depredation Project Final Report June 2021
1230-1300 7.D Review of Impacts of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument  Expansion
07.D(1) Chan 2020 – Monument Expansion
07.D(2) Lynham et al 2020 – Monument Expansion
07.D(3) Sweeney 2021 Rebuttal
07.D(4) 2020 State of PMNM Report
1300-1330 7.E Suitability of a Depletion-Based Limit Reference Point versus MSY for Highly Productive Pelagic Stocks
07.E(1) Candidate LRPs for Billfish
7.F International Fisheries
1330-1350 7.F.1 IATTC Science Advisory Committee
07.F.1(1) IATTC 2021 SAC Recommendations
1350-1410 7.F.2 Report of the 2021 ISC Plenary
07.F.2(1) Report of the 2021 ISC Plenary
1410-1430 7.F.3 Outcomes of the 17th WCPFC Science Committee
07.F.3(1) SC17 Annotated Agenda
07.F.3(2) Compendium of Fishery Indicators and Trends WCPO
07.F.3(3) SC17 Outcomes Document
1430-1450 7.F.4 Outcomes of the 2nd Tropical Tuna Workshop
07.F.4(1) 2nd Tropical Tuna Workshop Annotated Agenda
7.G Public Comment
7.H SSC Discussion and Recommendations


Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, 11 a.m. (Hawaii), 2 p.m. (Washington)
Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, 7 a.m. (Marianas), 8 a.m. (Noumea)

8. Other Business
8.A Nov 30-Dec 2, 2021 SSC Meetings Dates
8.B National Scientific Coordinating Subcommittee Workshop
08.B(1) 141 SSC Document for NSCS-7