September 18, 2023 – September 20, 2023 all-day Pacific/Honolulu Timezone

Sept. 18-20, 2023 (M-W)            Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Hawaii)
………………………  . .Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m. (American Samoa)
Sept. 19-21, 2023 (Tu-Th)          Time: 4:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Marianas)
Location: Hybrid for members and public; in-person attendance will be hosted at Hibiscus Ballroom, Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, HI

To access the meeting via WebEx, click link below:
Event number: 2631 174 1476
Event password: CM196mtg (26196685 from phones)

196 CM Summary of Action Items_FINAL
FR Notice

Major agenda items: 2024 U.S. Territorial BET catch limit and allocation specifications (final action item); Fishing regulation options in proposed PRIA NMS (action item); CNMI and Guam Marine Conservation Plans review (action item); AS bottomfish rebuilding plan discontinuation and ACL specification for 2024-2027 (action item); MHI Deep 7 bottomfish stock assessment discussion; Proposed GST CH designation update; Addressing EEJ in fisheries management discussion; Council program planning and multi-year priorities; and EM options in Western Pacific longline fisheries.

Documents available by Day
Day 1         Day 2        Day 3

Monday, September 18, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. HST

9:00 AM 1           Welcome and Introductions
9:10 AM 2           Oath of Office – New Council Members
  03(1) PUBLIC DRAFT 196 CM WPRFMC Agenda_08-16-23
03(2) 149th SSC & 196th CM FR Notice
03(3) Executive Budget Standing Committee 196CMrev public
03(4) Pelagic and International SC 196th CM public
03(5) Fishing Rights SC 196CM_Agenda_Public
03(6) Program Planning SC 196CM_Agenda_Public
9:20 AM 3           Approval of the 196th CM Agenda
9:50 AM 4           Approval of the 195th CM Meeting Minutes
9:55 AM 5           Executive Director’s Report


6         Agency Reports
  6.A National Marine Fisheries Service
10:00 AM 6.A.1   Pacific Islands Regional Office 
  06.A.1(1) PIRO Agency Report for 196CM
10:10 AM 6.A.2   Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 
  06.A.2(1) PIFSC Report
10:20 AM 6.B NOAA Office of General Counsel Pacific Islands Section
6.C Enforcement
06.B(1) GCPI Report to Council_196th Council Meeting
10:30 AM 6.C.1   US Coast Guard 
  06.C.1(1) 196th WPRFMC USCG Agency Report
10:40 AM 6.C.2   NOAA Office of Law Enforcement 
10:50 AM 6.C.3   NOAA Office of General Counsel Enforcement Section
11:00 AM 6.D US State Department
06.D(1) State Dept Report to 196 Council Meeting
11:10 AM 6.E US Fish and Wildlife Service
06.E(1)USFWS WesPac Report 196
11:20 AM 6.F Public Comment
11:25 AM 6.G Council Discussion and Action

 Lunch Break 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

7         Hawai‘i Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)
1:00 PM 7.A Moku Pepa
1:10 PM 7.B DLNR/DAR Report
07.B(1) DLNR-DAR 196th Island Report
7.C Proposed Pacific Remote Island National Marine Sanctuary
07.C.0 CCC letter on Sanctuaries 07.18.2023
1:25 PM 7.C.1     Review of Fishing Regulations in the Pacific Remote Island Areas
1:40 PM 7.C.2     Options for Developing Fishing Regulations in the Proposed PRI Sanctuary (Initial Action)
2:10 PM 7.D MHI Deep 7 Bottomfish Stock Assessment WPSAR Terms of Reference
07.D(1) Deep7_WPSAR ToR
7.E Hawaii Uku Fishery
2:25 PM 7.E.1     Uku EBFM Project
  07.E.1(1) Infographic Uku EBFM
2:45 PM 7.E.2     MHI Uku Ecosystem and Socioeconomic Profile Report Card
  07.E.2(1) Uku_ESP report_Ayers
3:05 PM 7.F Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
7.F.1     Advisory Panel
  07.F(1) Final Aug HI AP Mtg Report
7.F.2     Pelagic Plan Team
7.F.3     Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
7.F.4     Scientific & Statistical Committee
3:20 PM 7.G Public Comment
3:35 PM 7.H Council Discussion and Action

 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items


Fishers Forum – Ala Moana Hotel
What’s in the Gut?
6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Hibiscus Ballroom, Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, HI

FF-HI(1) 196 CM Fishers Forum Flyer 8.5×11
FF-HI(2) 196 CM Draft Fishers Forum Agenda 8-23-23

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. HST

8         American Samoa Archipelago
9:00 AM 8.A Motu Lipoti
08.A(1) AS Island Report
9:10 AM 8.B DMWR Report
08.B(1) DMWR Report for 196th Council Meeting
8.C American Samoa Bottomfish
9:25 AM 8.C.1     P* and SEEM Working Group Reports
  08.C.1(1)_rev1 FINAL Report of the AS BMUS SEEM
08.C.1(2)_rev1 Final Report of the AS BMUS Pstar
9:45 AM 8.C.2     Discontinuing the Rebuilding Plan and Annual Catch Limit Specifications for 2024-2026 (Initial Action)
  8.C.2(1)_rev1 Discontinuing the Rebuilding Plan and ACL Specs for 2024-2026 (Initial Action)
10:15 AM 8.D Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
8.D.1     Advisory Panel
  08.D(1) Final Report Aug AS AP
8.D.2     Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
8.D.3     Scientific & Statistical Committee
10:25 AM 8.E Public Comment
10:35 AM 8.F Council Discussion and Action

Lunch Break 12:30 – 1:30 PM

9         Mariana Archipelago
9.A Guam
10:45 AM 9.A.1                    DoAg/DAWR Report
11:00 AM 9.A.2                    Isla Informe
11:10 AM 9.A.3                    Review of the Guam Marine Conservation Plan (Action Item)
  09.A.3(1) Guam MCP for review
11:25 AM 9.B.1                    Arongol Falú
  09.B.1(2) Friends of the Mariana Trench withdraws sanctuary nomination
11:35 AM 9.B.2      DLNR/DFW Report
  09.B.2(1) 196th CNMI Agency Report
11:50 AM 9.B.3      Review of the CNMI Marine Conservation Plan (Action Item)
12:00 PM 9.C Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
9.C.1      Advisory Panel
  09.C.1(1) Final Report AUG GU AP
09.C.1(2) Final Report CNMI AP Meeting
9.C.2      Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
9.C.3      Scientific and Statistical Committee
12:10 PM 9.D Public Comment
12:20 PM 9.E Council Discussion and Action


10      Protected Species
10.A ESA and MMPA Updates
1:30 PM 10.A.1  Green Sea Turtle Critical Habitat Proposed Designations
  10.A.1(1) NMFS Proposed Rule_Green Turtle Critical Habitat(marine)
10.A.1(2) USFWS Proposed Rule_Green Turtle Critical Habitat (terrestrial)
2:00 PM 10.A.2  Other Updates
2:10 PM 10.B Update on the Hawaii Pelagic False Killer Whale Assessment Approach
10.B(1) NMFS_TM_Pelagic False Killer Whale Management Area Report
2:30 PM 10.C Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
10.C.1               Advisory Panel
10.C.2               Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
10.C.3               Pelagic Plan Team
10.C.4               Scientific & Statistical Committee
2:40 PM 10.D Public Comment
2:50 PM 10.E Council Discussion and Action


Wednesday, September 20, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm HST

11      Program Planning and Research
9:00 AM 11.A Climate Change Governance Policy
9:20 AM 11.B Inflation Reduction Act Overview
11.C                NMFS Priorities for Addressing Climate Change in Fishery Management
9:40 AM 11.C.1               National Activities and Priorities (including Ocean Climate Action Plan)
  11.C.1(1) Ocean-Climate-Action-Plan_Final (1)
11.C.1(2) NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy
10:00 AM 11.C.2               Regional Activities and Priorities (including Pacific Islands Regional Action Plan and CEFI)
  11.C.2(1) Pacific Islands Regional Action Plan-Final-May23
11.C.2(2) NOAA-Climate-Ecosystems-and-Fisheries-Initiative-Fact-Sheet
11.D Council Program Planning and Multi-Year Priorities
10:20 AM 11.D.1               Council Management Priorities for Addressing Climate Change
10:35 AM 11.D.2               Inflation Reduction Act Planning
10:50 AM 11.E National Legislative Report
11.E(1) 196CM Legislative Report
11:00 AM 11.F Report on National Standard 4, 8, & 9 Review
11.F(1) WPRFMC NS 4 8 9
11:15 AM 11.G National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Assessing Equity in the Distribution of Fisheries Management Benefits
11.G(1) NASEM Committee on Assessing EEJ in dist of fisheries mgmt benefits
11:30 AM 11.H National Seafood Strategy
11.H(1) NOAA National Seafood Strategy
11:40 AM 11.I Regional Communications & Outreach Report
11.I(1)rev1 Regional Comm-Outreach Report
11:50 AM 11.J Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
11.J.1   Advisory Panel
11.J.2   Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
11.J.3   Pelagic Plan Team
11.J.4   Education Committee
  11.J.4(1) Education Committee Report
11.J.5   Scientific & Statistical Committee
12:00 PM 11.K Program Planning Standing Committee Report
12:05 PM 11.L Fishing Rights of Indigenous People Standing Committee Report
12:10 PM 11.M Public Comment
12:20 PM 11.N Council Discussion and Action

 Lunch Break 12:30 – 1:30 PM

12      Pelagic & International Fisheries
1:30 PM 12.A American Samoa Longline Fishery Report
12.A(1) AS LL Fishery Report
1:40 PM 12.B Hawaii Longline Fishery Report
12.B(1) HI LL Fishery Report
2:00 PM 12.C 2024 US Territorial Bigeye Tuna Catch Limit and Allocation Specification (Final Action)
12.C(1) Options Paper 2024 BET Territorial Specifications 2023-08-10
2:20 PM 12.D Scenarios for Implementing Electronic Monitoring in Western Pacific Longline Fisheries
12.D(1) Electronic Monitoring 2023-08-21 Draft Discussion Document
12.E International Fisheries
2:50 PM 12.E.1  19th Meeting of the ISC
  12.E.1(1) ISC23 Plenary Report FINAL
12.E.1(2) Stock Assessment Report for WCNPO Striped Marlin – FINAL (1)
3:05 PM 12.E.2  19th Scientific Committee of the WCPFC
  12.E.2(1) WCPFC DRAFT SC19 Outcomes Document
12.E.3(1) Formal WCPFC TTMW3 Summary Report
3:15 PM 12.E.3  3rd WCPO Longline Management Workshop
3:25 PM 12.F Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
12.F.1  Advisory Panel
12.F.2  Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
12.F.3  Pelagic Plan Team
12.F.4  Scientific & Statistical Committee
3:35 PM 12.G Pelagic and International Standing Committee Report
3:40 PM 12.H Public Comment
3:50 PM 12.I Council Discussion and Action


13      Administrative Matters
4:00 PM 13.A Financial Reports
4:10 PM 13.B Administrative Reports
4:15 PM 13.C Council Family Changes
4:20 PM 13.D Meetings and Workshops
13.D(1) Calendar and Meeting List
4:30 PM 13.E Report on Program Plan
4:50 PM 13.F Executive and Budget Standing Committee Report
4:55 PM 13.G Public Comment
5:00 PM 13.H Council Discussion and Action


14      Other Business