Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 47626-47628 [2021-18409]

Download as PDF 47626 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 163 / Thursday, August 26, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB367] Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 141st Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee (FDCRC), Executive and Budget Standing Committee, and 187th Council meetings to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. DATES: The meetings will be held between September 14 and September 23, 2021. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The meetings will be held by web conference via WebEx. Instructions for connecting to the web conference and providing oral public comments will be posted on the Council website at www.wpcouncil.org. For assistance with the web conference connection, contact the Council office at (808) 522–8220. The Council has arranged host sites only for the 187th Council meeting at the following venues: Cliff Pointe, 304 W. O’Brien Drive, Hagatna, Guam; BRI Building Suite 205, Kopa Di Oru St., Garapan, Saipan, CNMI; and, Tedi of Samoa Building Suite 208B, Fagatogo Village, American Samoa. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; phone: (808) 522– 8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All times shown are in Hawaii Standard Time. The 141st SSC meeting will be held between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on September 14–16, 2021. The Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee will be held between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on September 20, 2021. The Executive and Budget Standing Committee meeting will be held between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on September 20, 2021. The 187th Council meeting will be held between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on September 21–23, 2021. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Aug 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 Please note that the evolving public health situation regarding COVID–19 may affect the conduct of the September Council and its associated meetings. At the time this notice was submitted for publication, the Council anticipated convening the meeting by web conference with host site locations in Guam, CNMI and American Samoa only for the 187th Council meeting. 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 and federal safety and health 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. Agenda items noted as ‘‘Final Action’’ refer to actions that may result in Council transmittal of a proposed fishery management plan, proposed plan amendment, or proposed regulations to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, under Sections 304 or 305 of the MSA. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the Council and its advisory bodies will hear recommendations from Council advisors. An opportunity to submit public comment will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change and will be announced in advance at the Council meeting. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Background documents for the 187th Council meeting will be available at www.wpcouncil.org. Written public comments on final action items at the 187th Council meeting should be received at the Council office by 5 p.m. HST, September 17, 2021, and should be sent to Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522–8220 or fax: (808) 522–8226; or email: info.wpcouncil@ noaa.gov. Written public comments on all other agenda items may be submitted for the record by email throughout the duration of the meeting. Instructions for providing oral public comments during the meeting will be posted on the Council website. This meeting will be recorded (audio only) for the purposes of generating the minutes of the meeting. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agenda for the 141st Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Status of the 140th SSC Meeting Recommendations 4. Report from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director 5. Program Planning and Research A. Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Model for the Main Hawaiian Island (MHI) Uku B. Report on the Bottomfish Fishery in the Opened Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas (BRFA) C. American Samoa Bottomfish Stock Assessment Improvement Plan D. Review of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) Five-Year Research Priorities E. Potential MSA Reauthorization Provisions Affecting the SSC F. SSC Three-Year Plan G. Public Comment H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 6. Protected Species A. Hawaii Longline Fishery Seabird Mitigation Measures 1. Results of the Tori Line Experimental Fishing Permit Study in the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery 2. Options for Revising Seabird Mitigation Measures in the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery (Action Item) B. SSC Working Group Issues Paper on Alternative Approaches to Reduce Impacts to False Killer Whales C. Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultations for the Hawaii Deepset Longline Fishery, American Samoa Longline Fishery, and Bottomfish Fisheries D. ESA and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Updates E. Public Comment F. SSC Discussion and Recommendations Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7. Pelagic Fisheries A. Update on Southwest Fisheries Science Center Pelagic Fisheries Research B. Investigating the Impact of Imports on the Hawaii Fish Market C. Shark Depredation in the Mariana Archipelago D. Review of Impacts of the Papaha¯naumokua¯kea Marine National Monument Expansion E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 163 / Thursday, August 26, 2021 / Notices E. Suitability of a Depletion-Based Limit Reference Point versus Maximum Sustainable Yield for Highly Productive Pelagic Stocks F. International Fisheries 1. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Science Advisory Committee 2. Report of the 2021 International Scientific Committee (ISC) Plenary 3. Outcomes of the 17th WesternCentral Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Science Committee 4. Outcomes of the 2nd Tropical Tuna Workshop G. Public Comment H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations Thursday, September 16, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8. Other Business A. November 30–December 2, 2021 SSC Meeting Dates 9. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council Agenda for the Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee Monday, September 20, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 1. Welcome Remarks and Introductions 2. FDCRC Strategic Plan 2022–26 3. Report on the Catchit Logit Implementation 4. Critical Role of Mandatory License and Reporting Regulation 5. Transfer of Catchit Logit Implementation to Territorial Agencies A. Transition Plan B. Timeline 6. Public Comment 7. Other Business 8. Discussions and Recommendations Agenda for the Executive and Budget Standing Committee Monday, September 20, 2021, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 1. Financial Reports 2. Administrative Reports 3. Huffman MSA Reauthorization 4. Council Family Changes 5. Meetings and Workshops 6. Other Issues 7. Public Comment 8. Discussion and Recommendations jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Aug 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda for the 187th Council Meeting 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Oath of Office 3. Approval of the 187th Agenda 4. Approval of the 186th Meeting Minutes 5. Executive Director’s Report 6. Agency Reports A. National Marine Fisheries Service 1. Pacific Islands Regional Office 2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center B. NOAA Office of General Counsel Pacific Islands Section C. Enforcement 1. U.S. Coast Guard 2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement 3. NOAA Office of General Counsel Enforcement Section D. U.S. State Department E. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action 7. Program Planning and Research A. National Legislative Report 1. Huffman MSA Reauthorization 2. Advisory Group Review of the MSA Reauthorization B. Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology & Fishery Ecosystem Plan Amendments for Updating Consistency (Final Action) C. Regional Research Priorities and Plans D. FDCRC Strategic Plan E. SSC Three-Year Plan F. Review of Council Aquaculture Management and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Update G. Regional Communications & Outreach Report H. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee 4. Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee 5. Scientific & Statistical Committee I. Public Comment J. Council Discussion and Action 8. Mariana Archipelago A. Guam 1. Isla Informe 2. Department of Agriculture/Division Aquatic and Wildlife Resources Report B. CNMI 1. Arongol Falu´ 2. Department Land Natural Resources (DLNR)/Division Fish and Wildlife Report C. Shark Depredation in the Mariana Archipelago D. Advisory Group Report and PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47627 Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee 4. Scientific & Statistical Committee E. Public Comment F. Council Discussion and Action 9. Protected Species A. Hawaii Longline Fishery Seabird Mitigation Measures 1. Results of the Tori Line Experimental Fishing Permit Study in the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery 2. Options for Revising Seabird Mitigation Measures in the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery (Initial Action) B. SSC Working Group Issues Paper on Alternative Approaches to Reduce Impacts to False Killer Whales C. Green Turtle Management D. ESA Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery, American Samoa Longline Fishery, and Bottomfish Fisheries E. ESA and MMPA Updates F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee 4. Scientific & Statistical Committee G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action 10. American Samoa Archipelago A. Motu Lipoti B. Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Report C. American Samoa Bottomfish Fishery 1. Bottomfish Management Unit Species Rebuilding Plan (Final Action) 2. Territorial Bottomfish Fishery Management Plan 3. Bottomfish Community Development Program Request 4. Bottomfish Stock Assessment Improvement Process D. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee 4. Scientific & Statistical Committee E. Public Comment F. Council Discussion and Action Thursday, September 23, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11. Pelagic and International Fisheries E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 47628 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 163 / Thursday, August 26, 2021 / Notices A. American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area Monitoring B. Investigating the Impact of Imports on the Hawaii Fish Market C. Review of Impacts to the Hawaii Longline Fishery from the Papaha¯naumokua¯kea Marine National Monument Expansion D. International Fisheries 1. IATTC Science Advisory Committee 2. Report of the 2021 ISC Plenary 3. Outcomes of the 17th WCPFC Science Committee 4. Defining Purse Seine Vessels of American Samoa 5. Outcomes of the 2nd Tropical Tuna Workshop 6. Permanent Advisory Committee E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee 4. Scientific & Statistical Committee F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action 12. Hawai‘i Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA) A. Moku Pepa B. DLNR/Division of Aquatic Resources Report (Legislation, Enforcement, Bottomfish Management including BRFA) C. Specifying Annual Catch Limits for the Main Hawaiian Islands Uku Fishery (Final Action) D. EFH Model for the Main Hawaiian Island Uku E. Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Proposed National Marine Sanctuary Update F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee 4. Scientific & Statistical Committee G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action 13. Administrative Matters A. Financial Reports B. Administrative Reports C. Council Family Changes D. Meetings and Workshops E. Standing Committee Report F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action 14. Other Business Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 187th meeting. However, Council action on regulatory VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Aug 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 issues will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522–8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 23, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–18409 Filed 8–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agenda The Herring Advisory Panel will review and select final preferred alternatives for Framework 9, an action considering a rebuilding plan and potential adjustments to herring accountability measures. They will discuss initial work priorities for 2022 specific to the Herring Fishery Management Plan. The Council will consider these recommendations at the September Council meeting. Other business may be discussed, as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained on the agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The public also should be aware that the meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. [RTID 0648–XB366] Special Accommodations New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Advisory Panel via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. SUMMARY: This webinar will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 1 p.m. Webinar registration URL information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/114900480833046795. ADDRESSES: Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: August 23, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–18408 Filed 8–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB365] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB367]


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold its 141st Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Fishery Data 
Collection and Research Committee (FDCRC), Executive and Budget 
Standing Committee, and 187th Council meetings to take actions on 
fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.

DATES: The meetings will be held between September 14 and September 23, 
2021. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held by web conference via WebEx. 
Instructions for connecting to the web conference and providing oral 
public comments will be posted on the Council website at 
www.wpcouncil.org. For assistance with the web conference connection, 
contact the Council office at (808) 522-8220.
    The Council has arranged host sites only for the 187th Council 
meeting at the following venues: Cliff Pointe, 304 W. O'Brien Drive, 
Hagatna, Guam; BRI Building Suite 205, Kopa Di Oru St., Garapan, 
Saipan, CNMI; and, Tedi of Samoa Building Suite 208B, Fagatogo Village, 
American Samoa.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Contact Kitty M. Simonds, Executive 
Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; phone: (808) 522-
8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All times shown are in Hawaii Standard Time. 
The 141st SSC meeting will be held between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on 
September 14-16, 2021. The Fishery Data Collection and Research 
Committee will be held between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on September 
20, 2021. The Executive and Budget Standing Committee meeting will be 
held between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on September 20, 2021. The 187th 
Council meeting will be held between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on September 
21-23, 2021.
    Please note that the evolving public health situation regarding 
COVID-19 may affect the conduct of the September Council and its 
associated meetings. At the time this notice was submitted for 
publication, the Council anticipated convening the meeting by web 
conference with host site locations in Guam, CNMI and American Samoa 
only for the 187th Council meeting. 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 and federal safety and health 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.
    Agenda items noted as ``Final Action'' refer to actions that may 
result in Council transmittal of a proposed fishery management plan, 
proposed plan amendment, or proposed regulations to the U.S. Secretary 
of Commerce, under Sections 304 or 305 of the MSA. In addition to the 
agenda items listed here, the Council and its advisory bodies will hear 
recommendations from Council advisors. An opportunity to submit public 
comment will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which 
agenda items are addressed may change and will be announced in advance 
at the Council meeting. The meetings will run as late as necessary to 
complete scheduled business.
    Background documents for the 187th Council meeting will be 
available at www.wpcouncil.org. Written public comments on final action 
items at the 187th Council meeting should be received at the Council 
office by 5 p.m. HST, September 17, 2021, and should be sent to Kitty 
M. Simonds, Executive Director; Western Pacific Fishery Management 
Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: 
(808) 522-8220 or fax: (808) 522-8226; or email: 
[email protected]. Written public comments on all other agenda 
items may be submitted for the record by email throughout the duration 
of the meeting. Instructions for providing oral public comments during 
the meeting will be posted on the Council website. This meeting will be 
recorded (audio only) for the purposes of generating the minutes of the 
meeting.

Agenda for the 141st Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Introductions
2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
3. Status of the 140th SSC Meeting Recommendations
4. Report from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director
5. Program Planning and Research
    A. Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Model for the Main Hawaiian Island 
(MHI) Uku
    B. Report on the Bottomfish Fishery in the Opened Bottomfish 
Restricted Fishing Areas (BRFA)
    C. American Samoa Bottomfish Stock Assessment Improvement Plan
    D. Review of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) Five-Year Research 
Priorities
    E. Potential MSA Reauthorization Provisions Affecting the SSC
    F. SSC Three-Year Plan
    G. Public Comment
    H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
6. Protected Species
    A. Hawaii Longline Fishery Seabird Mitigation Measures
    1. Results of the Tori Line Experimental Fishing Permit Study in 
the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery
    2. Options for Revising Seabird Mitigation Measures in the Hawaii 
Deep-set Longline Fishery (Action Item)
    B. SSC Working Group Issues Paper on Alternative Approaches to 
Reduce Impacts to False Killer Whales
    C. Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-
set Longline Fishery, American Samoa Longline Fishery, and Bottomfish 
Fisheries
    D. ESA and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Updates
    E. Public Comment
    F. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7. Pelagic Fisheries
    A. Update on Southwest Fisheries Science Center Pelagic Fisheries 
Research
    B. Investigating the Impact of Imports on the Hawaii Fish Market
    C. Shark Depredation in the Mariana Archipelago
    D. Review of Impacts of the Papah[amacr]naumoku[amacr]kea Marine 
National Monument Expansion

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    E. Suitability of a Depletion-Based Limit Reference Point versus 
Maximum Sustainable Yield for Highly Productive Pelagic Stocks
    F. International Fisheries
    1. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Science Advisory 
Committee
    2. Report of the 2021 International Scientific Committee (ISC) 
Plenary
    3. Outcomes of the 17th Western-Central Pacific Fisheries 
Commission (WCPFC) Science Committee
    4. Outcomes of the 2nd Tropical Tuna Workshop
    G. Public Comment
    H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8. Other Business
    A. November 30-December 2, 2021 SSC Meeting Dates
9. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

Agenda for the Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee

Monday, September 20, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

1. Welcome Remarks and Introductions
2. FDCRC Strategic Plan 2022-26
3. Report on the Catchit Logit Implementation
4. Critical Role of Mandatory License and Reporting Regulation
5. Transfer of Catchit Logit Implementation to Territorial Agencies
    A. Transition Plan
    B. Timeline
6. Public Comment
7. Other Business
8. Discussions and Recommendations

Agenda for the Executive and Budget Standing Committee

Monday, September 20, 2021, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

1. Financial Reports
2. Administrative Reports
3. Huffman MSA Reauthorization
4. Council Family Changes
5. Meetings and Workshops
6. Other Issues
7. Public Comment
8. Discussion and Recommendations

Agenda for the 187th Council Meeting

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Oath of Office
3. Approval of the 187th Agenda
4. Approval of the 186th Meeting Minutes
5. Executive Director's Report
6. Agency Reports
    A. National Marine Fisheries Service
    1. Pacific Islands Regional Office
    2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    B. NOAA Office of General Counsel Pacific Islands Section
    C. Enforcement
    1. U.S. Coast Guard
    2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
    3. NOAA Office of General Counsel Enforcement Section
    D. U.S. State Department
    E. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    F. Public Comment
    G. Council Discussion and Action
7. Program Planning and Research
    A. National Legislative Report
    1. Huffman MSA Reauthorization
    2. Advisory Group Review of the MSA Reauthorization
    B. Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology & Fishery Ecosystem 
Plan Amendments for Updating Consistency (Final Action)
    C. Regional Research Priorities and Plans
    D. FDCRC Strategic Plan
    E. SSC Three-Year Plan
    F. Review of Council Aquaculture Management and Programmatic 
Environmental Impact Statement Update
    G. Regional Communications & Outreach Report
    H. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
    4. Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee
    5. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    I. Public Comment
    J. Council Discussion and Action

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8. Mariana Archipelago
    A. Guam
    1. Isla Informe
    2. Department of Agriculture/Division Aquatic and Wildlife 
Resources Report
    B. CNMI
    1. Arongol Fal[uacute]
    2. Department Land Natural Resources (DLNR)/Division Fish and 
Wildlife Report
    C. Shark Depredation in the Mariana Archipelago
    D. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
    4. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    E. Public Comment
    F. Council Discussion and Action
9. Protected Species
    A. Hawaii Longline Fishery Seabird Mitigation Measures
    1. Results of the Tori Line Experimental Fishing Permit Study in 
the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery
    2. Options for Revising Seabird Mitigation Measures in the Hawaii 
Deep-set Longline Fishery (Initial Action)
    B. SSC Working Group Issues Paper on Alternative Approaches to 
Reduce Impacts to False Killer Whales
    C. Green Turtle Management
    D. ESA Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Fishery, 
American Samoa Longline Fishery, and Bottomfish Fisheries
    E. ESA and MMPA Updates
    F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
    4. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    G. Public Comment
    H. Council Discussion and Action
10. American Samoa Archipelago
    A. Motu Lipoti
    B. Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Report
    C. American Samoa Bottomfish Fishery
    1. Bottomfish Management Unit Species Rebuilding Plan (Final 
Action)
    2. Territorial Bottomfish Fishery Management Plan
    3. Bottomfish Community Development Program Request
    4. Bottomfish Stock Assessment Improvement Process
    D. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
    4. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    E. Public Comment
    F. Council Discussion and Action

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11. Pelagic and International Fisheries

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    A. American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area Monitoring
    B. Investigating the Impact of Imports on the Hawaii Fish Market
    C. Review of Impacts to the Hawaii Longline Fishery from the 
Papah[amacr]naumoku[amacr]kea Marine National Monument Expansion
    D. International Fisheries
    1. IATTC Science Advisory Committee
    2. Report of the 2021 ISC Plenary
    3. Outcomes of the 17th WCPFC Science Committee
    4. Defining Purse Seine Vessels of American Samoa
    5. Outcomes of the 2nd Tropical Tuna Workshop
    6. Permanent Advisory Committee
    E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
    4. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    F. Public Comment
    G. Council Discussion and Action
12. Hawai`i Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)
    A. Moku Pepa
    B. DLNR/Division of Aquatic Resources Report (Legislation, 
Enforcement, Bottomfish Management including BRFA)
    C. Specifying Annual Catch Limits for the Main Hawaiian Islands Uku 
Fishery (Final Action)
    D. EFH Model for the Main Hawaiian Island Uku
    E. Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Proposed National Marine Sanctuary 
Update
    F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
    1. Advisory Panel
    2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
    3. Non-Commercial Fishing Advisory Committee
    4. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    G. Public Comment
    H. Council Discussion and Action
13. Administrative Matters
    A. Financial Reports
    B. Administrative Reports
    C. Council Family Changes
    D. Meetings and Workshops
    E. Standing Committee Report
    F. Public Comment
    G. Council Discussion and Action
14. Other Business

    Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before 
the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 187th 
meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be 
restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any 
regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that 
requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Requests 
for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be 
directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 (voice) or (808) 522-8226 
(fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: August 23, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-18409 Filed 8-25-21; 8:45 am]
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