North Pacific Fishery Management Council

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

NPFMC October 2021 - 256th

NPFMC Meetings
Open for comment until 09/29/2021 05:00 PM AKDT
All comments are part of the public record.
Meeting Time: 09/30/2021 07:00 AM AKDT

Council, Oct. 6, and Oct. 10-15, 2021, virtual only:

The meeting is being recorded.
8am to 4pm Alaska time / 9am to 5pm Pacific time, daily.


Advisory Panel, Oct. 4-8, 2021, virtual only:

To connect by phone only dial: 1-214-416-0400 code: 405991#; Toll-Free: 1-888-947-3989 code:405991# 
The meeting is being recorded.

8am to 4pm Alaska time / 9am to 5pm Pacific time, daily

Adobe Connection Instructions


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 comment period will open on September 17, 2021 and the deadline for written comments is 5:00 pm (Alaska time) on September 29, 2021. Submitted comments will be reviewed then visible online after the deadline closes, as per the Council's comment policy. The AP and Council will also take oral testimony during the meetings. During the meeting, you will be able to click on the applicable 'Sign-up' link next to each agenda item below. Details will be posted here closer to the meeting.


The AP meeting, and the Council meeting when virtual, 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 number listed above. All information provided through the eAgenda or during testimony is part of the public record. We are currently broadcasting and recording our virtual meetings on Adobe Connect, and also streaming on YouTube. 

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 (SSC), September 30-Oct 1, and Oct. 4-6, 2021; AGENDA


A1 Approval of Agenda
Attachments: Schedule (link) -Uploaded: 08/13/2021 03:10 PM AKDT
Review Document Schedule (link) -Uploaded: 08/13/2021 03:11 PM AKDT
B1 Executive Director's Report
Attachments: B1 Meyer SSC Nomination -Uploaded: 08/16/2021 08:29 AM AKDT
B1 Joy BSAI GPT Nomination -Uploaded: 09/14/2021 10:16 AM AKDT
B1 Brown SSPT Nomination -Uploaded: 09/14/2021 10:16 AM AKDT
B1 Weems BSFEP PT Nomination -Uploaded: 09/14/2021 10:16 AM AKDT
B2 NMFS Management Report, including EM cost sharing equities report
B3 NOAA General Counsel Report
B4 AFSC Report, including NOAA Climate and Fisheries Initiative (CFI) and draft NMFS Regional Action Plans on Climate
Attachments: NOAA CFI website (link) -Uploaded: 09/15/2021 09:32 AM AKDT
B4 CFI Fact Sheet -Uploaded: 09/15/2021 09:35 AM AKDT
B4 CFI Implementation Approach -Uploaded: 09/15/2021 09:38 AM AKDT
B4 Bering Sea Climate Plan -Uploaded: 09/13/2021 11:15 AM AKDT
B4 Arctic Climate Plan -Uploaded: 09/15/2021 09:40 AM AKDT
B4 GOA Climate Plan -Uploaded: 09/21/2021 04:09 PM AKDT
PPT B4 CFI -Uploaded: 09/22/2021 08:28 AM AKDT
B5 ADF&G Report
Attachments: B5 2021 Chinook index letter to NMFS -Uploaded: 09/22/2021 09:14 AM AKDT
B6 USCG Report
B7 USFWS Report
B8 US Navy Report on Northern Edge 2021 exercises
B9 Comment Now Public Comment on B1 through B8 agenda items
B10 SSC Report
B11 AP Report
C1 Comment Now C1 BSAI Crab – SAFE report, ABC/OFL; Plan Team report
Attachments: CPT eAgenda (link) -Uploaded: 09/22/2021 08:38 AM AKDT
C1 Crab Plan Team Report Sept 2021 -Uploaded: 09/22/2021 02:15 PM AKDT
C1 Crab SAFE Intro -Uploaded: 09/23/2021 04:35 PM AKDT
C1 Eastern Bering Sea Snow Crab SAFE -Uploaded: 09/24/2021 08:32 AM AKDT
C1 Bristol Bay Red King Crab SAFE -Uploaded: 09/20/2021 06:20 PM AKDT
C1 Priblof Island Blue King Crab Addendum -Uploaded: 09/22/2021 11:52 AM AKDT
C1 Tanner Crab SAFE -Uploaded: 09/22/2021 02:44 PM AKDT
C1 Norton Sound Red King Crab Proposed Model Runs -Uploaded: 09/22/2021 04:56 PM AKDT
C1 NSRKC Proposed Model Runs Appendicies A-H -Uploaded: 09/22/2021 04:56 PM AKDT
C2 Comment Now C2 IFQ omnibus amendments – Initial Review
Attachments: IFQ Committee eAgenda (link) -Uploaded: 09/22/2021 08:40 AM AKDT
C2 IFQ Omnibus Analysis -Uploaded: 09/23/2021 01:01 PM AKDT
C3 Comment Now C3 RQE fee collection program – Initial Review
Attachments: C3 Action Memo -Uploaded: 09/24/2021 05:44 PM AKDT
C3 RQE funding Analysis -Uploaded: 09/17/2021 03:37 PM AKDT
C4 Comment Now C4 BSAI Pacific cod Trawl CV LAPP – Final Action
Attachments: C4 Action Memo -Uploaded: 09/24/2021 05:45 PM AKDT
C4 Trawl CV Cod Cooperative Program Review -Uploaded: 09/07/2021 12:40 PM AKDT
C4 Erratum Table 2-127 -Uploaded: 09/23/2021 02:17 PM AKDT
C5 Comment Now C5 Observer Annual Deployment Plan – Review, PCFMAC report
Attachments: PCFMAC eAgenda (link) -Uploaded: 09/22/2021 08:39 AM AKDT
C5 Draft 2022 Annual Deployment Plan -Uploaded: 09/22/2021 08:33 AM AKDT
C6 Comment Now C6 BSAI and GOA Groundfish – Proposed specifications; Plan Team reports; Risk tables
Attachments: GPT eAgenda (link) -Uploaded: 09/22/2021 08:39 AM AKDT
D1 Comment Now D1 Halibut Catch Share Plan for Areas 2C/3A Allocation Review – review workplan
Attachments: D1 Action Memo -Uploaded: 09/24/2021 05:45 PM AKDT
D1 CSP allocation review workplan -Uploaded: 09/17/2021 01:34 PM AKDT
D2 Comment Now D2 ACLIM 2.0 Report and GOA CLIM update – review
Attachments: PPT D2 ACLIM -Uploaded: 09/22/2021 08:29 AM AKDT
D3 Comment Now D3 October preview of Ecosystem Status Report – review (SSC ONLY)
E1 Comment Now E Committees, New Business, and Tasking (including OECM update)