North Pacific Fishery Management Council

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

NPFMC Council/AP February 2024 - 268th

NPFMC Meetings
Closed for written comment at 02/02/2024 12:00 PM AKST

Meeting Navigation

Meeting Time: 02/05/2024 07:00 AM AKST

Council, February 8-12, 2024; Renaissance Hotel, Seattle, Washington; 8am-5pm

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 814 5113 0091     
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Advisory PanelFebruary 6-9, 2024; Renaissance Hotel, Seattle, Washington; 8am-5pm, except Tuesday Feb 6th 10:30am-5pm

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Meeting ID: 886 7161 2019
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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 comment period will open on January 12, 2024, and the deadline for written comments is Friday, February 2nd at 12pm AKT. 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 in-person and remote 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, and indicate whether or not you'll be testifying remotely or in person. 


The AP and the Council meetings will be broadcast on zoom. If you intend to give oral testimony remotely, you must be connected to the meeting, either through zoom on your device or using a call-in phone number above. All information provided through the eAgenda or during testimony is part of the public record. We are recording the meeting and will post the recordings shortly after the meeting is over. 


If you'd like to receive text alerts on Council timing, text the word "NPFMC" to the number 1-833-237-1598.


Related meetings:

Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), February 5-7, 2024; AGENDA


A1 Approval of Agenda
Attachments: Schedule (LINK) -Uploaded: 12/21/2023 09:43 AM AKST
Review Document Schedule (LINK) -Uploaded: 12/21/2023 09:43 AM AKST
Land Acknowledgment -Uploaded: 02/07/2024 10:29 AM AKST
YouTube Recordings (link) -Uploaded: 02/14/2024 11:01 AM AKST
Newsletter (link) -Uploaded: 02/16/2024 12:16 PM AKST
February 2024 Time Log -Uploaded: 03/22/2024 12:29 PM AKDT
Council Summary February 2024 -Uploaded: 05/08/2024 03:59 PM AKDT
B1 Executive Director's Report (including research presentation on fishing effects on benthic habitat) (oral)
Attachments: B1 ED report February 2024 -Uploaded: 02/02/2024 02:03 PM AKST
B1 Industry Reception Invite -Uploaded: 01/19/2024 02:18 PM AKST
B1 Save The Date Climate Workshop Flyer -Uploaded: 01/26/2024 12:30 PM AKST
B1 2024 Feb IRA Staff update -Uploaded: 02/02/2024 09:58 AM AKST
PPT B1 Climate Scenarios Workshop -Uploaded: 02/08/2024 07:48 AM AKST
PPT B1 Fishing Gear Research -Uploaded: 02/07/2024 04:15 PM AKST
B2 NMFS Management Report (including annual cost recovery update, Elogbooks EFP application) (oral)
Attachments: B2 NMFS Report -Uploaded: 02/02/2024 04:51 PM AKST
B2 Chinook Emergency Petition Letter -Uploaded: 01/22/2024 09:30 AM AKST
B2 eLogbook EFP Application -Uploaded: 02/01/2024 09:25 AM AKST
B2 AFSC Comment Letter-eLogbook EFP -Uploaded: 02/01/2024 09:25 AM AKST
B2 Status of Amendments -Uploaded: 02/02/2024 04:51 PM AKST
PPT B2 EFP Presentation -Uploaded: 02/08/2024 07:12 AM AKST
B3 NOAA General Counsel Report
Attachments: B3 NOAA GC Report -Uploaded: 02/05/2024 07:24 AM AKST
B3 Designated Official Memo -Uploaded: 01/29/2024 10:48 AM AKST
B3 Recusal Determinations Memo -Uploaded: 01/29/2024 10:48 AM AKST
B4 AFSC Report (oral)
Attachments: PPT B4 AFSC Report -Uploaded: 02/08/2024 06:58 AM AKST
B5 ADF&G Report
Attachments: B5 ADFG Report -Uploaded: 02/05/2024 11:06 AM AKST
B6 USCG Report
Attachments: B6 USCG Report -Uploaded: 02/02/2024 11:16 AM AKST
B7 USFWS Report
Attachments: B7 USFWS Report -Uploaded: 01/30/2024 04:18 PM AKST
B8 IPHC Report
Attachments: B8 IPHC Report -Uploaded: 01/29/2024 09:57 AM AKST
PPT B8 IPHC -Uploaded: 01/30/2024 10:47 AM AKST
B9 25 Comments Public Comment on B1 through B8 agenda items
B10 SSC Report
Attachments: PPT C1 SSC Report -Uploaded: 02/08/2024 01:37 PM AKST
PPT C2 SSC Report -Uploaded: 02/09/2024 11:04 AM AKST
SSC DRAFT Report -Uploaded: 02/09/2024 11:41 AM AKST
PPT SSC Report -Uploaded: 02/09/2024 12:18 PM AKST
SSC Report Feb 2024_FINAL -Uploaded: 03/14/2024 11:42 AM AKDT
B11 AP Report
Attachments: PPT AP training - Feb 2024 -Uploaded: 02/06/2024 06:56 AM AKST
PPT AP admin issues Feb 2024 -Uploaded: 02/06/2024 07:41 AM AKST
AP Handbook (link) -Uploaded: 02/06/2024 07:18 AM AKST
February 2024 AP Report -Uploaded: 02/22/2024 11:07 AM AKST
C1 3 Comments C1 NSRKC – Set ABC/OFL specifications, Crab PT report
Attachments: C1 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/24/2024 06:39 PM AKST
January CPT eAgenda (LINK) -Uploaded: 01/12/2024 08:55 AM AKST
C1 NSRKC Intro -Uploaded: 01/17/2024 10:12 AM AKST
C1 NSRKC SAFE -Uploaded: 01/17/2024 10:12 AM AKST
C1 January 2024 CPT Report -Uploaded: 02/06/2024 01:52 PM AKST
PPT C1 BSAI Crab -Uploaded: 02/05/2024 04:10 PM AKST
C1 AP Report -Uploaded: 02/07/2024 08:47 AM AKST
PPT C1 SSC Report -Uploaded: 02/08/2024 01:37 PM AKST
C1 SSC Report -Uploaded: 02/08/2024 01:47 PM AKST
C1 Council Motion -Uploaded: 02/09/2024 08:33 AM AKST
C2 21 Comments C2 BBRKC closure areas – Initial Review
Attachments: C2 Action Memo -Uploaded: 02/01/2024 09:32 AM AKST
C2 BBRKC Analysis -Uploaded: 01/16/2024 07:00 PM AKST
C2 BBRKC Appendix 2 -Uploaded: 01/16/2024 07:00 PM AKST
Summer Bottom Contact maps (link) -Uploaded: 01/16/2024 07:00 PM AKST
PPT C2 BBRKC -Uploaded: 02/06/2024 09:29 AM AKST
C2 PNCIAC January Report -Uploaded: 02/06/2024 10:00 AM AKST
C2 AP Report -Uploaded: 02/09/2024 09:11 AM AKST
C2 SSC Report -Uploaded: 02/09/2024 09:26 AM AKST
PPT C2 SSC Report -Uploaded: 02/09/2024 11:04 AM AKST
C2 Reference Slide -Uploaded: 02/09/2024 11:11 AM AKST
C2 Council Motion -Uploaded: 02/15/2024 01:43 PM AKST
C3 7 Comments C3 Cook Inlet Salmon – Status Determination Criteria, Harvest Specifications
Attachments: C3 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/31/2024 02:23 PM AKST
C3 Cook Inlet Salmon SAFE -Uploaded: 01/12/2024 08:50 AM AKST
C3 Errata to Cook Inlet Salmon SAFE -Uploaded: 01/19/2024 02:32 PM AKST
C3 DRAFT Salmon FMP AM16EARIR -Uploaded: 02/07/2024 07:08 AM AKST
PPT AP C3 2024 Cook Inlet Salmon -Uploaded: 02/08/2024 09:06 AM AKST
C3 AP Report -Uploaded: 02/10/2024 08:25 AM AKST
PPT C3 2024 Cook Inlet Salmon -Uploaded: 02/10/2024 10:56 AM AKST
C3 FAILED Council Motion -Uploaded: 02/15/2024 01:46 PM AKST
D1 33 Comments D1 Pelagic trawl gear definition changes – Review NMFS report
Attachments: D1 Action Memo -Uploaded: 02/01/2024 09:33 AM AKST
D1 Pelagic Trawl Gear Discusison Paper -Uploaded: 01/22/2024 03:16 PM AKST
PPT D1 Pelagic Trawl Gear -Uploaded: 02/07/2024 01:41 PM AKST
D1 AP Report -Uploaded: 02/11/2024 08:29 AM AKST
D1 Council Motion -Uploaded: 02/11/2024 01:46 PM AKST
D2 46 Comments D2 GOA Tanner crab protections – Review discussion paper
Attachments: D2 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/31/2024 02:24 PM AKST
D2 GOA Tanner Crab Discussion Paper -Uploaded: 01/12/2024 09:07 AM AKST
PPT AP D2 GOA Tanner Crab -Uploaded: 02/08/2024 11:01 AM AKST
PPT D2 GOA Tanner Crab -Uploaded: 02/11/2024 07:15 AM AKST
D2 AP Report -Uploaded: 02/11/2024 12:30 PM AKST
D2 Council Motion -Uploaded: 02/12/2024 10:16 AM AKST
D3 5 Comments D3 Programmatic evaluation of management policies – Council direction and workshop planning
Attachments: D3 Action Memo -Uploaded: 02/01/2024 03:54 PM AKST
D3 Programmatic Policy Evaluation Discussion Paper -Uploaded: 01/23/2024 01:49 PM AKST
PPT D3 Programmatic Policy -Uploaded: 02/12/2024 09:19 AM AKST
D3 Council Motion -Uploaded: 02/14/2024 09:39 AM AKST
D4 3 Comments D4 AFA Program Review – Review workplan
Attachments: D4 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/30/2024 11:53 AM AKST
D4 AFA Program Review -Uploaded: 01/09/2024 09:55 AM AKST
PPT D4 AFA Program Review -Uploaded: 02/08/2024 10:17 AM AKST
D5 0 Comments D5 Case studies for SCS8 workshop – discuss candidates (SSC only)
Attachments: SCS8 workshop details (link) -Uploaded: 01/12/2024 08:55 AM AKST
D6 1 Comment D6 Small sablefish release – DMR and analytical approach (SSC only)
Attachments: D6 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/24/2024 06:40 PM AKST
D6 Small Sablefish Release Discussion Paper -Uploaded: 01/22/2024 10:08 AM AKST
D7 2 Comments D7 Research priorities – Plan Teams reports (SSC only)
Attachments: D7 Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/31/2024 02:06 PM AKST
SSC February 2024 eAgenda (LINK) -Uploaded: 01/08/2024 02:31 PM AKST
E1 3 Comments E Committees, New Business, and Tasking - Review
Attachments: E Action Memo -Uploaded: 01/26/2024 04:37 PM AKST
E 3 Meeting Outlook - PRE-MEETING -Uploaded: 01/26/2024 04:37 PM AKST
E Council Staff - one page -Uploaded: 01/26/2024 04:37 PM AKST
E Groundfish Workplan 2024-02 -Uploaded: 01/26/2024 04:37 PM AKST
E Draft April 2024 Council Schedule -Uploaded: 02/01/2024 09:48 AM AKST
E NPFMC_Committees -Uploaded: 02/02/2024 02:09 PM AKST
E AP Report -Uploaded: 02/11/2024 08:59 AM AKST
3 Meeting Outlook - DURING MEETING -Uploaded: 02/12/2024 01:55 PM AKST