North Pacific Fishery Management Council

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

NPFMC May Special Meeting 2020 - 249th

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Closed for written comment at 05/14/2020 05:00 PM AKDT

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Meeting Time: 05/15/2020 12:00 PM AKDT

AGENDA - 249th Session

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will meet May 15, 2020, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm, Alaska standard time, for a special meeting to review emergency rule requests that have been submitted for Council consideration. The Council meeting will be broadcast at Council meetings are open to the public, except for Executive Sessions. If you have questions about the logistics of the meeting or concerns about logging in, please email


For the Special Council Meeting in May, the Council is limiting public testimony to written statements only. Oral testimony will not be taken at the May Council meeting. There are unusual circumstances driving that decision, including the limited time available for the meeting (the only time when all council members are available on short notice), the need to resolve the matters as expeditiously as possible (requests for relief from emergency situations), and a new format of web conferencing for Council meetings that has not been previously used.


The deadline for written comments is Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 5:00 pm (Alaska time). Click on the comment link for the agenda item on which you wish to comment. All written materials, including motions, will be posted to this electronic agenda. Final motions are posted following the meeting.

A1 0 Comments Approval of Agenda
Attachments: CONNECTION INSTRUCTIONS -Uploaded: 05/14/2020 05:18 PM AKDT
NMFS Designated Official -Uploaded: 04/22/2020 04:23 PM AKDT
Recusal Determination -Uploaded: 04/27/2020 08:23 AM AKDT
May Special Meeting Council Summary -Uploaded: 05/21/2020 09:42 AM AKDT
Audio Files (hyperlink) -Uploaded: 10/26/2020 08:55 AM AKDT
Newsletter (LINK) -Uploaded: 09/09/2022 01:58 PM AKDT
A2 0 Comments Review of Emergency Rule Criteria
Attachments: Policy Guidelines for Emergency Rules -Uploaded: 04/28/2020 04:36 PM AKDT
B1 26 Comments Request to modify IFQ transfer provisions of the Halibut and Sablefish IFQ Program
Attachments: B1 Action Memo -Uploaded: 04/30/2020 12:19 PM AKDT
B1 PRESENTATION -Uploaded: 05/14/2020 02:06 PM AKDT
B1 IFQ Transfers Emergency Action -Uploaded: 05/13/2020 09:37 AM AKDT
IFQ Industry Letter_4-7-20 -Uploaded: 04/20/2020 03:53 PM AKDT
NMFS Letter to NPFMC_4-16-20 -Uploaded: 04/27/2020 08:10 AM AKDT
B1 MOTION -Uploaded: 05/15/2020 02:39 PM AKDT
B2 63 Comments Request regarding halibut charter measures in 2C and 3A
Attachments: B2 Action Memo -Uploaded: 05/11/2020 08:55 AM AKDT
B2 PRESENTATION - ADFG -Uploaded: 05/14/2020 03:30 PM AKDT
B2 PRESENTATION - NMFS -Uploaded: 05/15/2020 07:37 AM AKDT
B2 Charter Halibut Management Measures Analysis -Uploaded: 05/12/2020 02:57 PM AKDT
B2 Charter Halibut Management Measures Addendum -Uploaded: 05/14/2020 09:20 AM AKDT
B2 IPHC Comments -Uploaded: 05/14/2020 09:35 AM AKDT
Charter Halibut Industry Letter 4-17-20 -Uploaded: 04/20/2020 03:56 PM AKDT
B2 MOTION -Uploaded: 05/15/2020 02:21 PM AKDT
C1 0 Comments Submit new requests here as a comment, and we will create an agenda item
C2 34 Comments Request to waive halibut and sablefish vessel use caps in Bering Sea and GOA areas
Attachments: C2 Action Memo -Uploaded: 05/12/2020 08:20 AM AKDT
C2 PRESENTATION -Uploaded: 05/15/2020 08:23 AM AKDT
Request for IFQ vessel cap exemption in BS and GOA 4-27-20 -Uploaded: 05/05/2020 12:41 PM AKDT
Request for Halibut Vessel Cap Exemption in Area 4B, 4CDE 4-24-20 -Uploaded: 04/27/2020 03:55 PM AKDT
C2 MOTION -Uploaded: 05/15/2020 02:52 PM AKDT
C3 6 Comments Request to increase IFQ end-of-year rollover provisions
Attachments: C3 Action Memo -Uploaded: 05/12/2020 08:31 AM AKDT
C3 PRESENTATION -Uploaded: 05/14/2020 02:06 PM AKDT
Request for IFQ Rollover 4-26-20 -Uploaded: 04/27/2020 03:49 PM AKDT
C3 MOTION -Uploaded: 05/15/2020 03:55 PM AKDT
C4 8 Comments Request to extend the halibut and sablefish season to a year-round fishery
Attachments: C4 Action Memo -Uploaded: 05/12/2020 08:26 AM AKDT
C4 PRESENTATION -Uploaded: 05/14/2020 02:00 PM AKDT
C4 IPHC Comments -Uploaded: 05/14/2020 09:35 AM AKDT
Request for year-round fishery -Uploaded: 04/28/2020 03:36 PM AKDT
C4 MOTION -Uploaded: 05/15/2020 04:14 PM AKDT
D1 0 Comments Other Business