October 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pacific/Honolulu Timezone

Date: October 19, 2021               Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Hawaii)
…………………………………   Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (American Samoa)
October 20, 2021        …………Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 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: 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): 2469 054 2743
Event password (if prompted): CM188mtg             <—–password updated

Notice to Public

Please note the actual order and timing of agenda items may vary somewhat from the proposed agenda. Items may be moved to an earlier or later time than shown on this Proposed Agenda. In accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, fishery management regulatory actions not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion. However, such issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during this meeting, unless they are emergency in nature.

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.

Written comments on final action items should be received at the Council office by 5 p.m. (HST), Friday, October 15, 2021. Written comments may be submitted by e-mail to info@wpcouncil.org, 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.

Financial interest statements for the appointed Council members are available for inspection at the Council Office at the meeting.

Please note that the evolving public health situation regarding COVID-19 may affect the conduct of the October Council and its associated meetings. At the time, the Council anticipates convening the meeting by web conference with host locations. Council staff will monitor COVID-19 developments and will determine the extent to which in-person public participation at host sites will be allowable consistent with applicable local or federal guidelines. If public participation will be limited to web conference only or on a first-come-first serve basis consistent with applicable guidelines, the Council will post notice on its website at www.wpcouncil.org.

188th CM Summary of Action Items
188th CM FR Notice
Press Release – Federal Fishery Managers to Choose Alternative for American Samoa Bottomfish Rebuilding Plan (14 October 2021)
Press Release – US Pacific Fishery Managers Recommend Quota for American Samoa Bottomfish (19 October 2021)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (HST)

Time No. Agenda Item
1400-1405 1 Opening Prayer and Welcome
1405-1415 2 Governor’s Opening Remark
1415-1425 3 Council Member Introductions
1425-1430 4 Approval of the 188th Agenda
04.0 188th CM FR Notice
1430-1500 5 American Samoa Territorial Bottomfish Fishery Management Plan
05.1 AS Bottomfish Management Plan
1500-1530 6 American Samoa Bottomfish Rebuilding Plan (Final Action)
06.1 DRAFT AS Rebuilding Plan EA
1530-1535 7 Public Comment
1535-1555 8 Council Discussion and Recommendations
1555-1600 9 Other Business