December 7, 2021 – December 9, 2021 all-day Pacific/Honolulu Timezone

Date: December 7-9, 2021               Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Hawaii)
…………………………………………Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (American Samoa)
December 8-10, 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: Cliff Pointe, 304 W. O’Brien Drive, Hagatna

Both audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at:
Event number: 2465 972 4878
Event password: CM189mtg

Instructions for audio connection: WebEx provides the option for connecting audio via your computer or a WebEx telephone number. Both options will work. If you are using the WebEx telephone number, please sign into WebEx via your computer first to obtain a participant number. If you do not have computer/internet access, contact 808-522-8220 for assistance.

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, December 7, 2021, from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m (HST).

Written comments on final action items should be received at the Council office by 5 p.m. (HST), Friday, December 3, 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.

189th CM Summary of Action Items
189th CM FR Notice

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DAY 1………………..DAY 2………………..DAY 3

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11 a.m (Hawaii), 10 a.m. (American Samoa)
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 7 a.m (Marianas)

Time No. Agenda Item
1100-1110 1 Welcome and Introductions
01.1 Council Family List – Part 1
1115-1120 2 Approval of the 189th Agenda
02.1 PUBLIC 189 CM WPRFMC Draft Agenda
02.2 189th CM FR Notice
02.3 Public Pelagic and International Standing Committee Agenda
02.4 Public Executive Budget Standing Committee Agenda
1120-1125 3 Approval of the 187th and 188th Meeting Minutes
03.4 Final Report 141th Meeting of the Scientific and Statistical Committee
1125-1135 4 Executive Director’s Report
5         Agency Reports
5.A       National Marine Fisheries Service
1135-1145 5.A.1 Pacific Islands Regional Office
05.A.1 PIRO 189th Council Meeting Report
1145-1155 5.A.2 Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
05.A.2(1) PIFSC Report to 189 CM & 142 SSC
1155-1205 5.B NOAA Office of General Counsel Pacific Islands Section
05.B(1) 189th GC PI Report
5.C       Enforcement
1205-1215 5.C.1 US Coast Guard
05.C.1(1) US Coast Guard
1215-1225 5.C.2 NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
1225-1235 5.C.3 NOAA Office of General Counsel Enforcement Section
1235-1245 5.D US State Department
05.D(1) US State Department
05.D(2) SPRFMO
1245-1255 5.E US Fish and Wildlife Service
05.E(1) USFWS Report 189CM
1255-1305 5.F Public Comment
1305-1315 5.G Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK [1315-1330]

Time No. Agenda Item
6         Program Planning and Research 
1330-1345 6.A National Legislative Report
06.A(1) 2021 Legislation Tracker for 189th CM
1345-1415 6.B Report on the Territorial Creel Survey Expansion
06.B(1) PIFSC_Creel Catch Expansion_Tech Memo_SSC_draft
1415-1430 6.C Report on the CIE Review of the Territorial Creel Survey Expansion
1430-1450 6.D Improving Collaboration Between Stakeholders: Territorial Bottomfish Stock Assessment in the Pacific Islands
06.D(1) Iwane_Improving collaboration between stakeholders_Terr BF stock assessment
1450-1610 6.E Regional Communications & Outreach Report
06.E(1)rev1 Regional Comm-Outreach Report
1610-1630 6.F        Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
6.F.1 Advisory Panel
06.F.1(1) NOV AS AP Mtg Report
06.F.1(2) NOV GU AP Mtg Report
06.F.1(3) NOV NMI AP Mtg Report
06.F.1(4) NOV HI AP Report
6.F.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
06.F.2(1) FIAC RPT Dec 1-21
6.F.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
06.F.3(1) FINAL NOV NCFAC Mtg Report
6.F.4 Social Science Planning Committee
06.F.4(1) Nov 2021 SSPC Mtg Report_Final
6.F.5 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1640-1650 6.G Public Comment
1650-1710 6.H 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, December 8, 2021, 11 a.m (Hawaii), 10 a.m. (American Samoa)
Thursday, December 9, 2021, 7 a.m (Marianas)

Time No. Agenda Item
7         Mariana Archipelago 
7.A       Guam
1100-1115 7.A.1 DOA/DAWR Report
07.A.1(1) DOAG DAWR 189th Council Meeting Report
1115-1130 7.A.2 Isla Informe
07.A.2(1) 189th CM Guam Council Member Island Reports
1130-1140 7.A.3 SPC Regional Technical Meeting on Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture
07.A.3(1) Report of 4th SPC Regional Tech Mtg on Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture
7.B       CNMI
1140-1155 7.B.1 Arongol Falú
1155-1210 7.B.2 DLNR/DFW Report
07.B.2(1) CNMI DFW Agency Report
1210-1220 7.C       Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
7.C.1 Advisory Panel
7.C.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
7.C.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
7.C.4 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1220-1230 7.D Public Comment
1230-1240 7.E Council Discussion and Action

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Time No. Agenda Item
8         American Samoa Archipelago
1250-1300 8.A Motu Lipoti
1300-1315 8.B DMWR Report
08.B(1) DMWR Report to Council 189th CM
1315-1345 8.C Report on the American Samoa Bottomfish Data Workshop with DMWR
08.C(1)rev1 AS DMWR Data Workshop Report_DRAFT 2021-11-19
1345-1405 8.D SSC Report on the American Samoa Bottomfish Data Evaluation
08.D(1) SSC Data Workshop Report_DRAFT 2021-11-28
1405-1420 8.E SPC Regional Technical Meeting on Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture
08.E(1) 4th SPC RTMCFA
1420-1430 8.F        Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
8.F.1 Advisory Panel
8.F.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
8.F.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
8.F.4 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1430-1440 8.G Public Comment
1440-1450 8.H Council Discussion and Action

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Time No. Agenda Item
9         Protected Species
9.A Hawaii Longline Fishery Seabird Mitigation Measures
1500-1530 9.A.1 Modification of Seabird Interaction Mitigation Measures in the Deep-set Longline Fishery (Final Action)
09.A.1(1) DSLL Seabird Measure Draft Reg Amendment
1530-1545 9.A.2 Hawaii Shallow-set Longline Fishery Experimental Fishing Permit
9.B False Killer Whale Issues
1545-1600 9.B.1 Report of the False Killer Whale Weak Hook Study
09.B.1(1) Weak Hook Catch Retention Study Report
1600-1615 9.B.2 Hawaii Longline Acoustic Monitoring Study
1615-1630 9.C ESA Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery, American Samoa Longline Fishery, and Bottomfish Fisheries
1630-1645 9.D Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act Updates
09.D(1) 2020 FKWTRT Recommendations
09.D(2) Final MHI Insular FKW Recovery Plan
09.D(3) FR_Final Rule_Spinner Approach Regs-09-28-21-f
09.D(4) FR-Proposed Rule_Establishment of Time-Area Closures_09-28-21-f
1645-1655 9.E       Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
9.E.1 Advisory Panel
9.E.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
9.E.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
9.E.4 Scientific & Statistical Committee
1655-1705 9.F Public Comment
1705-1720 9.G Council Discussion and Action

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 11 a.m (Hawaii), 10 a.m. (American Samoa)
Friday, December 10, 2021, 7 a.m (Marianas)

Time No. Agenda Item
10         Pelagic & International Fisheries
1100-1115 10.A American Samoa Longline Fishery Report
1115-1130 10.B Hawaii Longline Fishery Report
1130-1145 10.C Hawaii Community Tagging Program
10.C(1) Hawaii Community Tagging
10.D Area-Based Management Working Group Reports
1155-1205 10.D.1 CCC Working Group
10.D.1(2) CCC Area-based Management Committee Meeting Reports
10.D.1(3) MPA Guide Grorud-Colvert et al 2021
1205-1215 10.D.2 SSC Working Group
10.E International Fisheries
1215-1225 10.E.1 WCPFC 17th Technical and Compliance Committee
10.E.1(1) DRAFT TCC17 Summary Report
1225-1235 10.E.2 WCPFC 17th Northern Committee Report
10.E.2(1) 17th Northern Committee
1235-1245 10.E.3 Permanent Advisory Committee
10.E.3(1) 2021 PAC recommendations_clean_10_15_21
1245-1255 10.E.4 South Pacific Albacore Management Issues
10.E.4(1) South Pacific Albacore Mgmt Advice
10.E.4(2) Trends and Catches in SP Albacore fisheries
1255-1310 10.E.5 Outcome of WCPFC 18th Regular Session
10.E.5(1) Chairs Consultative Draft Tropical Tuna CMM
10.E.5(2) USA comments and proposals on tropical tunas – 21 Oct 2021
10.E.5(3) AS, CNMI, GU, USA analyses under CMM 2013-06 for TT elements – 09 Nov 2021
1310-1325 10.F        Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
10.F.1 Advisory Panel
10.F.2 Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
10.F.3 Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
10.F.4 Scientific & Statistical Committee
10.G Pelagic and International Standing Committee
1325-1335 10.H Public Comment
1335-1350 10.I Council Discussion and Action

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Time No. Agenda Item
11         Hawai‘i Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)
1350-1405 11.A Moku Pepa
1405-1420 11.B DLNR/DAR Report (Legislation, Enforcement)
11.B(1) DLNR-DAR 189th Island Report
1420-1450 11.C Green Turtle Management
1450-1520 11.D NWHI Proposed National Marine Sanctuary Update
11.D(1) PMNM NMSA 304(a)(5) Letter
11.D.1(a) NOI Sanctuary Designation
1520-1530 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
1530-1540 11.F Public Comment
1540-1600 11.G Council Discussion and Action

—BREAK [1600-1610]

Time No. Agenda Item
12         Administrative Matters  1610-1650
12.A Council Member and Staff Ethics Training
12.B Financial Reports
12.C Administrative Reports
12.D Fall CCC Report
12.D.1 Environmental Justice
12.D.1(a) WP Council CCC Environmental Justice Presentation
12.D.1(b) NPFMC CCC Underserved Communities Presentation
12.D.1(c) NMFS_CCC Environmental Justice Presentation
12.D.1(d) Ltr to Ambassador Susan Rice
12.E Proposed Coral Reef Projects
12.E(1) Notice of Federal Opportunity for Council Coral Program
12.F Council Family Changes
12.G Meetings and Workshops
12.H Standing Committee Report
12.I Public Comment
12.J Council Discussion and Action
13         Other Business   1650-1700
14         Election of Officers