September 21, 2021 – September 24, 2021 all-day Pacific/Honolulu Timezone

Date: September 21-23, 2021               Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Hawaii)
…………………………………………Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (American Samoa)
September 22-24, 2021        …………Time: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (Marianas)
Location: Web Conference

Host Sites:
CNMI: BRI Building Suite 205, Kopa Di Oru St. Garapan, Saipan
American Samoa: Tedi of Samoa Building Suite 208B, Fagatogo Village
Guam: Due to the ongoing public health situation regarding COVID-19, the public host location for Guam has been cancelled. Please use the WebEx information below to access the meeting.

Both audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at:
WebEx Event number (if prompted):  177 946 5402
Event password (if prompted):  CM187mtg

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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, September 21, 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, September 17, 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.

FR Notice
187th Council Meeting Agenda
Summary of Action Items for the 187th Council Meeting

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

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Time No. Agenda Item
1100-1110 1 Welcome and Introductions
01.1rev1 Council Family List
1110-1115 2 Oath of Office – Manny Duenas, Matt Ramsey, Will Sword
1115-1120 3 Approval of the 187th Agenda
03.1 Public 187th CM  Agenda
03.2 141 SSC and 187CM FR Notice
1120-1125 4 Approval of the 186th Meeting Minutes
1125-1135 5 Executive Director’s Report
6         Agency Reports
6.A       National Marine Fisheries Service
06.A.0(2) Kelly Kryc joins NOAA as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Fisheries
1135-1145 6.A.1 Pacific Islands Regional Office
06.A.1(1) PIRO 187th Council Report FINAL
06.A.1(2) Mandatory Electronic Logbooks (ER) Letter to Permit Holders
1145-1155 6.A.2 Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
06.A.2(1) PIFSC Report to 187th CM and 141st SSC
1155-1205 6.B NOAA Office of General Counsel Pacific Islands Section
06.B(1) 187th General Counsel Pacific Islands Report
6.C       Enforcement
1205-1215 6.C.1 US Coast Guard
06.C.1(1) US Coast Guard Report
1215-1225 6.C.2 NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
1225-1235 6.C.3 NOAA Office of General Counsel Enforcement Section
1235-1245 6.D US State Department
1245-1255 6.E US Fish and Wildlife Service
06.E(1) USFWS Report
1255-1305 6.F Public Comment
1305-1315 6.G Council Discussion and Action

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Time No. Agenda Item
7         Program Planning and Research 
1330-1400 7.A National Legislative Report
7.A.1 Huffman MSA Reauthorization
07.A.1(1) HR4690-Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act
7.A.2 Advisory Group Review of the MSA Reauthorization
07.A.2(1) Advisory Group review of Potential MSA Changes
1400-1420 7.B Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology & FEP Amendments for Updating Consistency (Final Action)
07.B(1) Draft Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology Amendment
1420-1430 7.C Regional Research Priorities and Plans
07.C(1)rev1 MSRA Research Priority 2020-2024_Updated Sept 2021
1430-1440 7.D FDCRC Strategic Plan
07.D(1) Update to the Regional Strategic Plan for Data Collection and Research
1440-1450 7.E SSC Three Year Plan
07.E(1) 2021-07-26 SSC Three Year Plan
1450-1520 7.F Review of Council Aquaculture Management and PEIS Update
1520-1530 7.G Regional Communications & Outreach Report
07.G(1)rev1 Regional Communications-Outreach Report
1530-1545 7.H       Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
7.H.1 Advisory Panel
07.H.1(1) Hawaii Advisory Panel Report
07.H.1(3) FINAL Guam Sept Advisory Panel Mtg Report
07.H.1(4) FINAL SEP CNMI Advisory Panel Mtg Report
7.H.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
7.H.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
07.H.3(1) FINAL Report of the SEP NCFAC Mtg
7.H.4 Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee
7.H.5 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1545-1555 7.I Public Comment
1555-1610 7.J 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, Sept. 22, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Time No. Agenda Item
8         Mariana Archipelago
08.2 saipantribune.com-USCG commissions 3 fast response cutters in Guam 08.12.2021
8.A       Guam
1100-1110 8.A.1 Isla Informe
08.A.1(1) 187th CM Guam Island Report
1110-1125 8.A.2 DOA/DAWR Report
08.A.2(1) DOAG DAWR 187th Council Meeting Report
8.B       CNMI
1125-1135 8.B.1 Arongol Falú
08.B.1(1) 187th CM CNMI Island Report
1135-1150 8.B.2 DLNR/DFW Report
08.B.2(1)rev1 187th CNMI Island Report
1150-1210 8.C Shark Depredation in the Mariana Archipelago
08.C(1) Marianas Shark Depredation Project Final Report June 2021
1210-1220 8.D       Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
8.D.1 Advisory Panel
8.D.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
8.D.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
8.D.4 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1220-1230 8.E Public Comment
1230-1240 8.F Council Discussion and Action

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Time No. Agenda Item
9         Protected Species
9.A Hawaii Longline Fishery Seabird Mitigation Measures
1250-1305 9.A.1 Results of the Tori Line Experimental Fishing Permit Study in the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery
1305-1330 9.A.2 Options for Revising Seabird Mitigation Measures in the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery (initial action)
09.A.2(1)rev1 Deep-Set Longline seabird measures options paper for Sept 2021
1330-1345 9.B SSC Working Group Issues Paper on Alternative Approaches to Reduce Impacts to False Killer Whales
1345-1400 9.C Green Turtle Management
1400-1410 9.D ESA Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery, American Samoa Longline Fishery, and Bottomfish Fisheries
1410-1425 9.E Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act Updates
09.E(1) May 2021 Coral Recovery Workshop Final Report
09.E(2) Spinner FEIS availability NMFS website posting
09.E(3) FKW FY21 Appropriations Spend Plan Estimate and Project Descriptions
1425-1440 9.F        Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
9.F.1 Advisory Panel
9.F.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
9.F.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
9.F.4 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1440-1450 9.G Public Comment
1450-1505 9.H Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK [1505-1515]

Time No. Agenda Item
10         American Samoa Archipelago
10.2 American Samoa Marine Conservation Plan
10.3 AS MCP approval FR Notice
1515-1525 10.A Motu Lipoti
10.A(1) 187th CM AS Island Report
1525-1540 10.B DMWR Report
10.B(1) DMWR Fisheries Report for Council 9-9-21
10.C       American Samoa Bottomfish
1540-1610 10.C.1 BMUS Rebuilding Plan (Final Action)
10.C.1(1) 2021-7-15 DRAFT AS Rebuilding Plan EA_CM version
1610-1620 10.C.2 Territorial Bottomfish Fishery Management Plan
1620-1630 10.C.3 Bottomfish Community Development Program Request
1630-1645 10.C.4 Bottomfish Stock Assessment Improvement Process
10.C.4(1) American Samoa Bottomfish Stock Assessment Improvement Plan_Flow Chart
1645-1700 10.D       Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
10.D.1 Advisory Panel
10.D.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
10.D.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
10.D.4 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1700-1710 10.E Public Comment
1710-1725 10.F Council Discussion and Action


Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Time No. Agenda Item
11         Pelagic & International Fisheries
1100-1115 11.A American Samoa LVPA Monitoring
11.A(1) LVPA exemption rule 2021
1115-1130 11.B Investigating the Impact of Imports on the Hawaii Fish Market
1130-1145 11.C Review of Impacts to the Hawaii Longline Fishery from the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Expansion
11.C(1) Chan 2020 – Monument Expansion
11.C(2) Lynham et al 2020 – Monument Expansion
11.C(3) Sweeney 2021 Rebuttal
11.C(4) 2020 State of PMNM Report
11.D International Fisheries
1145-1155 11.D.1 IATTC Science Advisory Committee
11.D.1(1) IATTC 2021 SAC Recommendations
1155-1205 11.D.2 Report of the 2021 ISC Plenary
11.D.2(1) Report of the 2021 ISC Plenary
1205-1215 11.D.3 Outcomes of the 17th WCPFC Science Committee
11.D.3(1) SC17 Annotated Agenda
11.D.3(2) Compendium of Fishery Indicators and Trends WCPO
11.D.3(3) SC17 Outcomes Document
1215-1225 11.D.4 Defining Purse Seine Vessels of American Samoa
1225-1235 11.D.5 Outcomes of the 2nd Tropical Tuna Workshop
11.D.5(1) 2nd Tropical Tuna Workshop Annotated Agenda
1235-1245 11.D.6 Permanent Advisory Committee
11.D.6(1) 2021 June PAC meeting summary
1245-1300 11.E       Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
11.E.1 Advisory Panel
11.E.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
11.E.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
11.E.4 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1300-1310 11.F Public Comment
1310-1325 11.G Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK [1325-1335]

12         Hawai‘i Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)
1335-1350 12.A Moku Pepa
12.A(1) Moku Pepa 187CM
1350-1405 12.B DLNR/DAR Report (Legislation, Enforcement, Bottomfish Management including BRFA)
12.B(1)rev1 DLNR-DAR 187th Island Report
1405-1425 12.C Specifying Annual Catch Limits for the Main Hawaiian Islands Uku Fishery (Final Action)
12.C(1)rev1 DRAFT NEPA EA 2022-2025 ACL Uku
1425-1455 12.D Essential Fish Habitat Model for the Main Hawaiian Island Uku
12.D(1) Franklin 2021_MHI Uku Essential Fish Habitat Static Model_First Report
1455-1525 12.E NWHI Proposed National Marine Sanctuary Update
12.E(1) RAC letter re sanctuary designation process
1525-1540 12.F        Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
12.F.1 Advisory Panel
12.F.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
12.F.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
12.F.4 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1550-1600 12.G Public Comment
1600-1615 12.H Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK [1615-1625]—

Time No. Agenda Item Speaker
13         Administrative Matters  1625-1700
13.A Financial Reports
13.B Administrative Reports
13.C Council Family Changes
13.D Meetings and Workshops
13.E Standing Committee Report
13.F Public Comment
13.G Council Discussion and Action
14. Other Business   1700-1710
14 Other Business  1700-1710