North Pacific Fishery Management Council

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

NPFMC February 2021 - 253rd

NPFMC Meetings
Closed for written comment at 01/29/2021 05:00 PM AKST

Meeting Navigation

Meeting Time: 02/01/2021 07:45 AM AKST

Council: February 5th, 8th-10th, 2021,

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



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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. 

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Related meeting:

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

Advisory Panel: February 1st - 3rd, 2021


A1 0 Comments Approval of Agenda
Attachments: SCHEDULE (link) -Uploaded: 12/18/2020 01:31 PM AKST
Short Summary of Agenda Items -Uploaded: 01/31/2021 08:03 PM AKST
Audio files (link) -Uploaded: 02/11/2021 01:52 PM AKST
February Council Summary -Uploaded: 03/04/2021 11:22 AM AKST
SSC FINAL Report Feb 2021 -Uploaded: 03/31/2021 08:34 AM AKDT
Newsletter (LINK) -Uploaded: 09/09/2022 01:54 PM AKDT
B1 0 Comments Executive Director's Report
Attachments: B1 ED Report -Uploaded: 02/02/2021 10:17 AM AKST
B1 SSC Handbook DRAFT January 2021 -Uploaded: 01/29/2021 08:06 AM AKST
B1 AP Handbook DRAFT January 2021 v2 -Uploaded: 02/01/2021 08:25 AM AKST
B1 Finance Committee Minutes -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 12:54 PM AKST
B1 Legislative Committee Minutes -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 12:54 PM AKST
B1 Update on Crab Bycatch Reduction Research -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 10:03 AM AKST
B2 0 Comments NMFS Management Report
Attachments: B2 NMFS Report Feb 2021 -Uploaded: 02/01/2021 10:35 AM AKST
B2 Draft Regional ET Implementation Plan -Uploaded: 01/29/2021 10:02 AM AKST
B2 Cost Recovery Reports -Uploaded: 02/01/2021 10:40 AM AKST
B2 Rockfish Cost Recovery -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 09:03 AM AKST
B3 0 Comments 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 0 Comments AFSC Report
Attachments: PPT B4 AFSC State of the Center 2021 -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 03:34 PM AKST
B5 0 Comments ADF&G Report
Attachments: B5 ADFG Report -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 05:06 PM AKST
B6 0 Comments USCG Report
Attachments: B6 USCG Report -Uploaded: 01/29/2021 10:43 AM AKST
B7 0 Comments USFWS Report
Attachments: B7 USFWS Report -Uploaded: 02/03/2021 02:00 PM AKST
B7 USFWS Change of Representative to Council Letter -Uploaded: 02/03/2021 02:00 PM AKST
B8 0 Comments Protected Species Report
Attachments: B8 Action Memo -Uploaded: 02/01/2021 10:27 AM AKST
B9 0 Comments IPHC Report
Attachments: B9 IPHC Report -Uploaded: 02/11/2021 01:23 PM AKST
PPT B9 IPHC -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 09:01 AM AKST
B10 22 Comments Public Comment on B1 through B8 agenda items
B11 0 Comments SSC Report
Attachments: SSC DRAFT Full Report -Uploaded: 02/10/2021 07:45 AM AKST
PPT C3 SSC Report -Uploaded: 02/08/2021 12:04 PM AKST
PPT C4 and C5 SSC Report -Uploaded: 02/09/2021 11:17 AM AKST
PPT D2 SSC Report -Uploaded: 02/09/2021 02:48 PM AKST
PPT Balance of SSC Report -Uploaded: 02/10/2021 08:08 AM AKST
B12 0 Comments AP Report
Attachments: C1 BSAI PCod CP AP Motion -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 02:04 PM AKST
C2 SBRM AP Motion -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 02:04 PM AKST
C3 Small Sablefish AP Motion -Uploaded: 02/05/2021 10:30 AM AKST
C4 Crab PSC Limits AP Motion -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 02:04 PM AKST
PRESENTATION AP C1 C2 Motions -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 02:07 PM AKST
AP Minutes February 2021 -Uploaded: 02/07/2021 10:12 AM AKST
PPT AP Motions C3 to end -Uploaded: 02/08/2021 08:01 AM AKST
C1 4 Comments 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
PPT C1 BSAI Pot Catcher Processor -Uploaded: 02/01/2021 09:55 AM AKST
C1 AP Motion -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 09:01 AM AKST
C1 Motion -Uploaded: 02/05/2021 01:50 PM AKST
C2 1 Comment C2 Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology – Initial/Final Action
Attachments: C2 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/26/2021 12:19 PM AKST
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
AP PRESENTATION -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 09:04 AM AKST
C2 AP Motion -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 09:01 AM AKST
PPT Council C2 SBRM -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 05:13 PM AKST
C2 Motion -Uploaded: 02/05/2021 03:05 PM AKST
C3 19 Comments 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
C3 Enforcement Committee Minutes -Uploaded: 02/02/2021 09:25 AM AKST
PPT C3 Enforcement Committee Report -Uploaded: 02/08/2021 01:27 PM AKST
PPT AP C3 Sablefish Release -Uploaded: 02/01/2021 03:22 PM AKST
C3 AP Motion -Uploaded: 02/05/2021 10:30 AM AKST
PPT Council C3 Sablefish Release -Uploaded: 02/08/2021 08:12 AM AKST
C3 Motion -Uploaded: 02/09/2021 10:26 AM AKST
C4 14 Comments C4 Crab PSC limit reductions – Preliminary/Initial Review
Attachments: C4 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/28/2021 08:44 AM AKST
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
AP PRESENTATION Crab PSC -Uploaded: 01/29/2021 05:18 PM AKST
C4 AP Motion -Uploaded: 02/04/2021 09:02 AM AKST
PPT Council C4 Crab PSC -Uploaded: 02/08/2021 11:38 AM AKST
C4 Motion -Uploaded: 02/09/2021 02:50 PM AKST
C5 4 Comments 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: 01/27/2021 12:42 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
PPT C5 BSAI Crab -Uploaded: 02/02/2021 01:19 PM AKST
C5 AP Motion -Uploaded: 02/07/2021 10:15 AM AKST
C5 Motion -Uploaded: 02/10/2021 10:34 AM AKST
D1 7 Comments D1 Community Engagement Committee Final Recommendations – Review
Attachments: D1 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/29/2021 04:58 PM AKST
D1 CEC Report February 2021 -Uploaded: 01/26/2021 09:07 AM AKST
D1 Appendix A - CEC Reports -Uploaded: 02/01/2021 09:30 AM AKST
D1 Appendix B Current Council Engagement Strategies -Uploaded: 02/01/2021 09:30 AM AKST
PPT D1 CEC Report -Uploaded: 02/02/2021 01:48 PM AKST
D1 AP Motion -Uploaded: 02/07/2021 10:15 AM AKST
D1 Motion -Uploaded: 02/08/2021 01:24 PM AKST
D2 0 Comments 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
D2 AP Motion -Uploaded: 02/07/2021 10:15 AM AKST
D2 Motion -Uploaded: 02/09/2021 03:53 PM AKST
D3 0 Comments 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 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/29/2021 08:08 AM AKST
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
D3 LKTKS Action Module Workplan -Uploaded: 01/28/2021 09:23 AM AKST
D3 Ecosystem Committee Report -Uploaded: 02/01/2021 10:32 AM AKST
PPT AP D3 LKTKS Taskforce -Uploaded: 02/03/2021 08:59 AM AKST
PPT AP D3 Climate Change Workplan -Uploaded: 02/03/2021 09:00 AM AKST
D3 AP Motion -Uploaded: 02/07/2021 10:15 AM AKST
PPT D3 Ecosystem Committee -Uploaded: 02/03/2021 08:58 AM AKST
PPT D3 Bering Sea FEP -Uploaded: 02/03/2021 08:53 AM AKST
PPT Council D3 CCTF -Uploaded: 02/09/2021 11:36 AM AKST
D3 CCTF revised Figure 6 -Uploaded: 02/09/2021 11:39 AM AKST
PPT Council D3 Council LKTKS -Uploaded: 02/10/2021 08:20 AM AKST
D3 Motion -Uploaded: 02/10/2021 01:29 PM AKST
D4 0 Comments D4 Groundfish and Crab Economic SAFE reports – Review (SSC ONLY)
Attachments: D4 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/25/2021 11:31 AM AKST
D4 Groundfish Economic SAFE -Uploaded: 01/13/2021 08:25 AM AKST
D4 Crab Economic SAFE -Uploaded: 01/28/2021 10:24 AM AKST
D5 0 Comments D5 Marine mammal status – Review (SSC ONLY)
Attachments: D5 Marine Mammal Status Memo -Uploaded: 02/01/2021 09:18 AM AKST
D6 0 Comments SSC workshop to review the groundfish specifications risk table (SSC ONLY)
Attachments: SSC workshop agenda - Risk Table Workshop - Feb 2021 -Uploaded: 02/02/2021 09:12 AM AKST
E1 12 Comments E Committees, New Business, and Tasking
Attachments: E action memo - Feb 2021 -Uploaded: 02/02/2021 01:54 PM AKST
E1 Three Meeting Outlook (link) -Uploaded: 02/01/2021 08:35 AM AKST
E1 Emergency Rule Policy Guidelines -Uploaded: 02/02/2021 01:58 PM AKST
E1 NPFMC Committees -Uploaded: 01/28/2021 10:14 AM AKST
E Council staff one page -Uploaded: 01/28/2021 09:19 AM AKST
E1 Groundfish Workplan 2021 -Uploaded: 01/29/2021 02:13 PM AKST
E IFQ Program Task List -Uploaded: 01/28/2021 09:19 AM AKST
E1 Supplemental IFQ Vessel Caps Information -Uploaded: 02/09/2021 03:57 PM AKST
E1 Ecosystem Committee Report -Uploaded: 02/01/2021 10:32 AM AKST
E AP Motion -Uploaded: 02/07/2021 10:16 AM AKST
E Preliminary April 2021 agenda v2 -Uploaded: 02/10/2021 08:44 AM AKST
PPT E Staff Tasking -Uploaded: 02/10/2021 08:39 AM AKST
E Motion - Risk Tables -Uploaded: 02/10/2021 03:57 PM AKST
E Motion ER IFQ Transfers -Uploaded: 02/10/2021 04:51 PM AKST
E Motion ER IFQ Vessel Use Caps -Uploaded: 02/10/2021 05:04 PM AKST
E Motion ER Adak CQE -Uploaded: 02/10/2021 05:11 PM AKST
E1 Motion ER Rockfish -Uploaded: 02/10/2021 05:20 PM AKST