June 22, 2021 – June 24, 2021 all-day Pacific/Honolulu Timezone
Mark Mitsuyasu
(808) 522-8220

Date: June 22-24, 2021               Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Hawaii)
…………………………………… Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (American Samoa)
June 23-25, 2021         …………Time: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (Marianas)
Location: Web Conference

Host Sites:
Hawaii: Virtual
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:
Event number (if prompted): 133 181 5362
Event password (if prompted): CM186mtg

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Instructions for making public comment: To present oral testimony or comments at this meeting, during the comment period verbally indicate the agenda item on which you wish to speak. For those participating remotely by Webex, request for public comment must be sent through the “chat” function in Webex to the “Host” prior to the start of the public comment session. For those participating at a Council-hosted web conference site, comments cards are available from staff at the Council meeting. Oral testimony is limited to three minutes. Please identify yourself and whom you represent at the beginning of your testimony. Public comment on non-agenda items will be taken on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Written comments on final action items should be received at the Council office by 5 p.m. (HST), Friday, June 18, 2021. Written comments may be submitted by e-mail to info.wpcouncil@noaa.gov, faxed to (808) 522-8226 or mailed to the Council office at 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813. Written public comments on all other agenda items may be submitted for the record by email throughout the duration of the meeting.

186 CM Summary of Action Items
186th Council Meeting Agenda
FR Notice

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

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Time No. Agenda Item
1100-1110 1 Welcome and Introductions
01.1 Council Family List
1110-1115 2 Approval of the 186th Agenda
02.1 186th CM WPRFMC Agenda
02.2 FR Notice 2021-11450
02.3 Pelagic and International Standing Committee 186th CM Agenda
02.4 Executive Budget Standing Committee 186th CM Agenda
1115-1120 3 Approval of the 185th Meeting Minutes
1120-1130 4 Executive Director’s Report
5. Agency Reports
5.A National Marine Fisheries Service
1130-1140 5.A.1 Pacific Islands Regional Office
05.A.1(1) PIRO 186 Council Report
1140-1150 5.A.2 Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
05.A.2(1) 140th SSC and 186th CM PIFSC Report to Council
1150-1200 5.B NOAA Office of General Counsel Pacific Islands Section
05.B(1) 186th GC PI Report
5.C Enforcement
05.C.1(1) US Coast Guard
1200-1210 5.C.1 US Coast Guard
1210-1220 5.C.2 NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
1220-1230 5.C.3 NOAA Office of General Counsel Enforcement Section
1230-1240 5.D US State Department
1240-1250 5.E US Fish and Wildlife Service
05.E(1) USFWS Report 186CM
1250-1255 5.F Public Comment
1255-1300 5.G Council Discussion and Action

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Time No. Agenda Item
6. Pelagic & International Fisheries
6.A Oceanic Whitetip Sharks
1310-1330 6.A.1 Oceanic Whitetip Shark Working Group Update & Monte Carlo Analyses of Longline Mitigation Measures
1330-1350 6.A.2 Regulatory Amendment: Gear and Release Requirements to Improve Post-Hooking Survivorship of Oceanic Whitetip Sharks
in the Longline Fisheries (Final Action)
06.A.2(1) Draft Wire Leader Reg Amendment_186CM
6.B Territorial Bigeye Tuna Catch Limit and Allocations
1350-1410 6.B.1 2022 US Territorial Bigeye Tuna Catch/Effort  Limit & Allocation Specifications (Final Action)
06.B.1(1)Options Paper 2022 BET Territorial Specifications Draft_rev1
1410-1430 6.B.2 Multi-Year US Territory Longline Bigeye Catch & Allocation Limits (Initial Action)
1430-1440 6.C Potential Management for the Western and Central Pacific Silky Shark Under MSA 304(i) Obligations
06.C(1) WCPO Silky Shark Stock Status Determination Decision Memo_signed
06.C(2) 2020-10-20 Tosatto to Soliai Change Silky Shark Status
1440-1455 6.D Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Assessment of the Hawaii Longline Fishery
06.D(1) MBA_SeafoodWatch_Tuna_Swordfish_WCPO_Hawaii_longline_Report
1455-1515 6.E International Fisheries
6.E.1 Preparations for WCPFC Science Committee
06.E(1) Evaluation of Tropical Tuna Measure
6.E.2 Outcomes of WCPFC Tropical Tunas Workshop
06.E(2) Analyses to inform Tropical Tuna Measure
06.E.2(1) Report of Tropical Tuna Workshop #1
06.E.2(2) US Paper – Management objectives and acceptable levels of exploitation
06.E.2(3) Agenda for Second Workshop
1515-1535 6.F Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
6.F.1 Advisory Panel
06.F.1(1) FINAL JUN AS AP Mtg Report
06.F.1(2) FINAL JUN GU AP Mtg report
06.F.1(4) FINAL JUN NMI AP Mtg Report
6.F.2 Pelagic Plan Team
6.F.2(1) Pelagic Plan Team May 2021 Report 186th CM
6.F.3 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
6.F.4 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
6.F.5 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1535-1545 6.G Standing Committee Report and Recommendations
1545-1605 6.H Public Comment
1605-1630 6.I 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


Wednesday, June 23, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Time No. Agenda Item
7. Protected Species
1100-1125 7.A Developing Draft Tori Line Specifications for the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery
07.A(1) DSLL tori line specifications for 186CM
1125-1135 7.B SSC Working Group Issues Paper on Alternative Approaches to Reduce Impacts to False Killer Whales
1135-1145 7.C Integration of ESA Section 7 Under MSA
1145-1205 7.D ESA Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery, American Samoa Longline Fishery, and Bottomfish Fisheries
1205-1225 7.E Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act Updates
07.E(1) Shortfin Mako Shark ESA Listing 90-day finding FR and Petition
07.E(2) Coral Recovery Planning Workshop Backgrounder
07.E(4) WPRFMC letter to NMFS RE Shortfin Mako ESA 90-day Finding June 14 2021
1225-1245 7.F Coral Critical Habitat Working Group Update
07.F(1) Council Comment Letter_Coral ESA Critical Habitat Proposal
07.F(2)rev1 Ltr from Archie Soliai, DMWR, CCH designation
07.F(3) Ltr from Governor Lemanu Mauga, Am Samoa CCH designation
07.F(4) Ltr from CNMI DLNR-DFW-CCH designation
07.F(5) Ltr from CNMI Governor to Dr Doremus-CCH designation
07.F(6) Ltr from Guam DOAG-CCH designation
07.F(7) Ltr from Guam Governor-CCH designation
1245-1255 7.G Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
7.G.1 Advisory Panel
7.G.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
7.G.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
7.G.4 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1255-1305 7.H Public Comment
1305-1315 7.I Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK [1305-1315][10min]

Time No. Agenda Item
8. American Samoa Archipelago
08.2 Feds responds in LVPA Lawsuit, Samoa News
1315-1325 8.A Motu Lipoti
08.A(1) 186th Motu Ripoti
1325-1335 8.B DMWR Report
08.B(1) DMWR Report for 186CM
1335-1350 8.C American Samoa Marine Conservation Plan (Action Item)
8.D American Samoa Bottomfish Fisheries
1350-1410 8.D.1 American Samoa Bottomfish Rebuilding Plan (Final Action)
1410-1430 8.D.2 American Samoa Bottomfish Community
Development Program Request
1430-1450 8.E Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
8.E.1 Advisory Panel
8.E.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
8.E.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
8.E.4 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1450-1500 8.F Public Comment
1500-1515 8.G Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK [1515-1530][5min]

9. Mariana Archipelago 
9.A Guam
1530-1545 9.A.1 Isla Informe
09.A.1(1) 186CM Guam.Island.Report
1545-1600 9.A.2 DOA/DAWR Report
09.A.2(1) Guam Agency Report 186CM
9.A.3 Guam Bottomfish Fishery Management
1600-1630 9.A.3.a Guam Bottomfish Rebuilding Plan (Final Action)
09.A.3.a(1) 2021-5-26 DRAFT Guam Rebuilding Plan EA_186th CM version
1630-1645 9.A.3.b Guam Territorial Bottomfish Fishery Management Plan
1645-1700 9.B.1 Arongol Falú
09.B.1(1) CNMI Island Report
1700-1715 9.B.2 DLNR/DFW Report
09.B.2(1) DFW Report_June2021
1715-1730 9.C Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
9.C.1 Advisory Panel
9.C.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
9.C.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
9.C.4 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1730-1735 9.D Public Comment
1735-1745 9.E Council Discussion and Action


Thursday, June 24, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Time No. Agenda Item
10. Program Planning and Research 
1100-1120 10.A National Standard 1 Technical Guidance Memorandum on Data Limited Stocks
10.A(1) Draft Tech Memo Data Poor ACLs 5 4 2021
1120-1140 10.B Draft Electronic Monitoring Procedural Directive on Applying Information Law
10.B(1) DRAFT NMFS Directive on Applying Information Law to EM Data for Council Review_May2021
1140-1155 10.C National Legislative Report
10.C.1 Update on Congressional Actions
10.C.2 Update on Executive Orders
10.C.2.a(2) report-conserving-and-restoring-america-the-beautiful-2021 05.06.2021
10.C.2.b(1) EO13985-f
10.C.2.b(2) EO14031-f
1155-1205 10.D Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methods & FEP Amendments for Updating Consistency (Initial Action)
10.D(1) FEP SBRM Consistency Review for 186CM
1205-1225 10.E Draft 2020 Annual Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report
10.E.1 Archipelagic Report Overview and Highlights
10.E.1(1)rev1 American Samoa FEP SAFE Report 2020 Working (1)-f
10.E.1(2)rev1 Hawaii FEP SAFE Report 2020 Working (1)
10.E.1(3)rev1 Marianas FEP SAFE Report 2020 Working (1)
10.E.1(4)rev1 PRIA FEP SAFE Report 2020 Working (1)
10.E.2 Pelagic Report Overview and Highlights
10.E.2(1)rev1 Pelagic FEP SAFE Report 2020 Working (1)
1225-1235 10.F Update on Aquaculture Management PEIS
10.F(1) Aquaculture PEIS NOA 10.H(1) Regional Comm-Outreach Report_rev1
10.F(2) Draft Aquaculture PEIS
1235-1245 10.G Endorsement of the SSC Three-Year Plan
1245-1255 10.H Regional Communications & Outreach Report
10.H(1) Regional Comm-Outreach Report_rev1
1255-1310 10.I Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
10.I.1 Advisory Panel
10.I.2 Archipelagic Plan Team
10.I.2(1) Archipelagic Plan Team 2021 Meeting Report
10.I.3 Pelagic Plan Team
10.I.4 Social Science Planning Committee
10.I.4(1) April 2021 SSPC Meeting Report
10.I.5 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
10.I.6 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
10.I.7 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1310-1320 10.J Public Comment
1320-1330 10.K Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK [1255-1305][10min]

11. Hawai‘i Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)
1305-1320 11.A Moku Pepa
1320-1330 11.B DLNR/DAR Report
11.B(1) DLNR-DAR 186th Island Report
1330-1350 11.C Main Hawaiian Island Deep 7 Bottomfish Fishery Annual Catch Limits for Fishing Years 2021-23 (Final Action)
11.C(1) 2021-05-21 Supplemental Environmental Assessment_MHI Deep 7 Bottomfish FY21-25_SSC and CM draft-FINAL draft
1350-1405 11.D Monitoring and Managing the Hawaii Uku Fishery
11.D(1) 2021-05-19 Issue paper on managing the MHI uku fishery
1405-1420 11.E Proposed National Marine Sanctuary for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
11.E(1) NWHI Sanctuary Designation Timeline
11.E(2) NMSAS Fisheries Regulations Process
11.E(3) noaa_regs_nmsfishing_2008
1420-1430 11.F Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
11.F.1 Advisory Panel
11.F.2 Archipelagic Plan Team
11.F.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
11.F.3 Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
11.F.4 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
11.F.5 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1430-1440 11.G Public Comment
1440-1450 11.H Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK [1450-1500][10min]

Time No. Agenda Item
12. Administrative Matters   1500-1640
12.A Financial Reports
12.B Administrative Reports
12.B(2) NOAA Facilities Updated FAQs on COVID-19 vaccinations and mask wearing
12.C Report of the Council Coordination Committee Meeting
12.C(1) CCC Outcomes&Recommendations MAY2021
12.D Council Family Changes
12.E Meetings and Workshops
12.F Standing Committee Report and Recommendations
12.G Public Comment
12.H Council Discussion and Action
13. Other Business   1640-1700