North Pacific Fishery Management Council

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Council February 2021 - 253rd

NPFMC Meetings
Open for comment until 01/29/2021 05:00 PM AKST
All comments are part of the public record.
Meeting Time: 02/01/2021 07:45 AM AKST

Council: February 5th, 8th-12th, 2021,

By phone only, dial 1-800-832-0736 room number 6558632#


Advisory Panel: February 1st - 5th, 2021,

AP by phone only, dial 1-800-832-0736 room number 2605442#


Connection Instructions for Adobe Connect


Public comment: Please submit written comment for the Council and Advisory Panel by clicking on the 'Comment Now' links next to the relevant agenda item, below. The deadline for written comments is 5:00 pm (AST) on Friday, January 29, 2021. The Council and Advisory Panel will also take oral testimony during the meetings. Once each meeting begins, you will be able to click on the 'Sign-up' link for each meeting next to each agenda item below. 

The meetings will be held on Adobe Connect. To listen only, either log in directly from the link above, or for a lower-bandwidth alternative, listen to and watch the broadcast at our YouTube channel. If you intend to give oral testimony, you must be connected by phone, ideally by connecting audio in Adobe Connect. If you are having trouble, you can also dial the numbers listed above.  

If you'd like to receive text alerts on Council timing, text the word "NPFMC" to the number 81411. 


Related meeting:

Scientific and Statistical Committee: February 1st - 5th, 2021, AGENDA


A1 Approval of Agenda
Attachments: SCHEDULE (link) -Uploaded: 12/18/2020 01:31 PM AKST
B1 Executive Director's Report
B2 NMFS Management Report
B3 NOAA General Counsel Report
Attachments: B3 Designated Officials Memorandum -Uploaded: 01/15/2021 10:23 AM AKST
B3 Recusal Determinations -Uploaded: 01/25/2021 11:03 AM AKST
B4 AFSC Report
B5 ADF&G Report
B6 USCG Report
B7 USFWS Report
B8 Protected Species Report
B9 Comment Now IPHC Report
B10 Comment Now (11) Public Comment on B1 through B8 agenda items
B11 SSC Report
B12 AP Report
C1 Comment Now C1 BSAI Pacific cod Pot Catcher Processor LLP Endorsements – Final Action
Attachments: C1 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/25/2021 11:26 AM AKST
C1 BSAI Pot CP Analysis -Uploaded: 01/15/2021 05:19 PM AKST
C2 Comment Now C2 Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology – Initial/Final Action
Attachments: C2 SBRM Groundfish Arctic Council Letter -Uploaded: 01/26/2021 11:52 AM AKST
C2 SBRM Analysis -Uploaded: 01/15/2021 02:40 PM AKST
C3 Comment Now (1) C3 Small sablefish release – Initial Review
Attachments: C3 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/26/2021 08:51 AM AKST
C3 IFQ Sablefish Release Allowance Analysis -Uploaded: 01/21/2021 11:29 AM AKST
C4 Comment Now C4 Crab PSC limit reductions – Preliminary/Initial Review
Attachments: C4 Crab PSC Analysis -Uploaded: 01/12/2021 10:46 PM AKST
C4 Appendix 1-4 for the Crab PSC Analysis -Uploaded: 01/13/2021 09:55 AM AKST
C5 Comment Now C5 BSAI crab – Norton Sound red king crab specifications, Plan Team/workshop report
Attachments: C5 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/25/2021 11:24 AM AKST
C5 BSAI Crab SAFE Intro NSRKC -Uploaded: 01/21/2021 01:29 PM AKST
C5 BSAI Crab SAFE Ch 7 NSRKC -Uploaded: 01/21/2021 01:30 PM AKST
C5 CPT Report Jan 2021 -Uploaded: 01/25/2021 11:20 AM AKST
D1 Comment Now (1) D1 Community Engagement Committee Final Recommendations – Review
Attachments: D1 CEC Report February 2021 -Uploaded: 01/26/2021 09:07 AM AKST
D2 Comment Now D2 EFP applications and reports – Review halibut excluder application, (SSC ONLY) Report on AI pollock EFP
Attachments: D2 EFP Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/25/2021 04:56 PM AKST
D2 Halibut Excluder EFP Application -Uploaded: 01/15/2021 10:20 AM AKST
PPT Halibut Excluder EFP Application -Uploaded: 01/22/2021 10:37 AM AKST
D3 Comment Now D3 Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan: (a) FEP Team report, (b) FEP Taskforce on Climate Change workplan, (c) FEP Taskforce on Local Knowledge/Traditional Knowledge/Subsistence update, (d) Ecosystem Committee report
Attachments: D3 Climate Change Action Module Draft Workplan Dec 2020 -Uploaded: 12/21/2020 12:55 PM AKST
D3 CCTF December Minutes -Uploaded: 12/21/2020 01:50 PM AKST
D3 LKTKS Taskforce Minutes -Uploaded: 01/19/2021 11:17 AM AKST
D3 BS FEP Team Report -Uploaded: 01/25/2021 04:50 PM AKST
D4 Comment Now D4 Groundfish and Crab Economic SAFE reports – Review (SSC ONLY)
Attachments: D4 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/25/2021 11:31 AM AKST
D4 Economic Groundfish SAFE -Uploaded: 01/13/2021 08:25 AM AKST
D5 Comment Now D5 Marine mammal status – Review (SSC ONLY)
D6 Comment Now SSC workshop to review the groundfish specifications risk table (SSC ONLY)
Attachments: D6 SSC Workshop Agenda -Uploaded: 01/25/2021 05:00 PM AKST
E1 Comment Now (1) E Committees, New Business, and Tasking