North Pacific Fishery Management Council

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Council April 2021 - 254th

NPFMC Meetings
Comment period begins at 03/08/2021 08:00 AM AKST
All comments are part of the public record.
Meeting Time: 04/05/2021 07:45 AM AKDT

Council: April 12th-17th, 2021,

By phone only, dial 1-800-832-0736 room number 6558632# 
The meeting will be recorded.

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, April 2, 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 meetings:

Scientific and Statistical Committee: April 5th - 8th, 2021, AGENDA, MEETING

Advisory Panel: April 6th - 10th, 2021, MEETING


A1 Approval of Agenda
Attachments: SCHEDULE (link) -Uploaded: 02/22/2021 02:22 PM AKST
B1 Executive Director's Report
B2 Dept of Interior/NOAA briefing on Tackling the Climate Crisis EO
B3 NMFS Management Report
B4 NOAA General Counsel Report
B5 ADF&G Report
B6 USCG Report
B7 USFWS Report
B8 US Navy Report on Northern Edge exercises for summer 2021
B9 NIOSH Report
B10 Cooperative Reports (AFA, A80, CGOA rockfish, BSAI crab)
B11 0 Comments Public Comment on B1 through B10 agenda items
B12 SSC Report
B13 AP Report
C1 0 Comments C1 Scallops – SAFE report, ABC/OFL, Plan Team report
C2 0 Comments C2 BSAI Halibut ABM – Initial Review
D1 0 Comments D1 GOA sablefish pots 3-year review, IFQ committee report
D2 0 Comments D2 IFQ access opportunities – expanded Discussion Paper, IFQ committee report
D3 0 Comments D3 RQE funding mechanism – Discussion paper
D4 0 Comments D4 IFQ Committee report - review
D5 0 Comments D5 Salmon bycatch – (a) Chinook/chum genetics reports, (b) (COUNCIL ONLY) pollock IPA report
D6 0 Comments D6 Economic data reports – Workshop report, SSPT report; Revise EDR action alternatives as necessary
D7 0 Comments D7 Research Priorities – Set 3-year priorities
D8 0 Comments D8 AFSC Community Report (ACEPO) – Review (SSC ONLY)
E1 0 Comments E Committees, New Business, and Tasking