North Pacific Fishery Management Council

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

NPFMC Council/AP April 2024 - 269th

NPFMC Meetings
Closed for written comment at 03/29/2024 12:00 PM AKDT

Meeting Navigation

Meeting Time: 04/01/2024 08:00 AM AKDT

Council, April 4-9, 2024; Hilton Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska; 8am-5pm

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Meeting ID: 814 5113 0091     
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Advisory PanelApril 2-6, 2024; Hilton Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska; 8am-5pm

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Meeting ID: 886 7161 2019
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This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.


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 March 8, 2024, and the deadline for written comments is Friday, March 29th 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), April 1-3, 2024; AGENDA


A1 Approval of Agenda
Attachments: Schedule (link) -Uploaded: 02/26/2024 03:33 PM AKST
Review Document Schedule (link) -Uploaded: 02/26/2024 03:34 PM AKST
YouTube Recordings (link) -Uploaded: 04/10/2024 12:50 PM AKDT
April 2024 Time Log -Uploaded: 04/10/2024 04:46 PM AKDT
B1 Executive Director's Report (oral) (includes written-only IFQ report to the fleet)
Attachments: B1 ED Report -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 12:35 PM AKDT
B1 BSAI CPT Nomination Olson -Uploaded: 03/29/2024 09:00 AM AKDT
B1 Climate Scenarios Workshop Draft Agenda -Uploaded: 03/22/2024 01:37 PM AKDT
B1 PNCIAC 3.15.24 Meeting Minutes (LINK) -Uploaded: 03/29/2024 09:12 AM AKDT
B1 Climate Scenario Planning Memo -Uploaded: 03/22/2024 01:37 PM AKDT
B1 IFQ Report to the Fleet -Uploaded: 03/13/2024 02:53 PM AKDT
B1 Kodiak Lab Open House Save the Date -Uploaded: 03/28/2024 08:52 AM AKDT
B1 NPA Community Reception -Uploaded: 04/02/2024 01:24 PM AKDT
B1 Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Comment Instructions (LINK) -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 11:37 AM AKDT
B1 Draft Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Report -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 12:29 PM AKDT
B1 Summary of Flume Tank Gear Mod -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 08:52 AM AKDT
B1 Meeting Report on Ninth World Fisheries Congress -Uploaded: 04/04/2024 08:04 AM AKDT
PPT B1 Killer Whale Gear Mod -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 08:53 AM AKDT
PPT B1 Climate Scenario Workshop Update -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 01:08 PM AKDT
B1 Pre-Workshop Discussions Flyer -Uploaded: 04/04/2024 08:42 AM AKDT
B2 NMFS Management Report (including annual EFH consultation and seabird bycatch reports, Northern fur seal update, data confidentiality rule briefing, tribal engagement report) (oral)
Attachments: B2 NMFS Management Report -Uploaded: 03/29/2024 02:14 PM AKDT
B2 Confidentiality of Information Proposed Rule -Uploaded: 03/13/2024 02:10 PM AKDT
B2 NMFS EFH Report -Uploaded: 03/26/2024 02:31 PM AKDT
B2 Alaska EFH Research Plan -Uploaded: 03/25/2024 10:36 AM AKDT
B2 Accomplishment Report for 2023 -Uploaded: 03/25/2024 10:37 AM AKDT
B2 NMFS Seabird Report -Uploaded: 03/29/2024 02:18 PM AKDT
B2 AOA Study Areas in Alaska (LINK) -Uploaded: 03/29/2024 09:15 AM AKDT
B2 NMFS Tribal Engagement Report -Uploaded: 03/29/2024 02:14 PM AKDT
B2 Status of Amendments -Uploaded: 03/29/2024 02:14 PM AKDT
PPT B2 MSA Confidentiality -Uploaded: 03/29/2024 09:00 AM AKDT
PPT B2 EFH Consultation Report -Uploaded: 04/02/2024 01:43 PM AKDT
PPT B2 ESA S7 Consultation Overview -Uploaded: 04/02/2024 05:57 PM AKDT
PPT B2 Northern Fur Seal Conservation Plan Update -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 11:45 AM AKDT
B3 NOAA General Counsel Report
Attachments: B3 Designated Official Memorandum -Uploaded: 03/15/2024 01:09 PM AKDT
B3 Recusal Determinations -Uploaded: 03/15/2024 01:09 PM AKDT
B3 NOAA GC Litigation Report -Uploaded: 04/02/2024 05:03 PM AKDT
B4 ADF&G Report
Attachments: B5 ADFG Report to NPFMC April 2024 -Uploaded: 04/02/2024 08:17 AM AKDT
B5 USCG Report
Attachments: B5 USCG April 2024 Report -Uploaded: 03/29/2024 05:19 PM AKDT
B6 USFWS Report (oral)
Attachments: B6 USFWS report -Uploaded: 03/28/2024 01:34 PM AKDT
B7 NIOSH Report
Attachments: B7 NIOSH Report -Uploaded: 03/25/2024 12:55 PM AKDT
B8 Cooperative Reports (mostly written, some oral)
Attachments: B8 Action Memo -Uploaded: 03/26/2024 03:51 PM AKDT
LINK to Cooperative Reports -Uploaded: 03/14/2024 10:12 AM AKDT
PPT B8 Rockfish Program -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 12:07 PM AKDT
PPT B8 AFA CV IC Report -Uploaded: 04/04/2024 07:54 AM AKDT
PPT B8 PCC HSCC Report -Uploaded: 04/04/2024 08:56 AM AKDT
B9 25 Comments Public Comment on B1 through B8 agenda items
B10 SSC Report
Attachments: SSC DRAFT Report -Uploaded: 04/05/2024 04:43 PM AKDT
PPT C1 SSC Report -Uploaded: 04/04/2024 03:06 PM AKDT
PPT Balance of SSC Report -Uploaded: 04/06/2024 10:38 AM AKDT
B11 AP Report
Attachments: PPT AP admin issues Apr 2024 -Uploaded: 04/02/2024 07:54 AM AKDT
C1 AP Report - Scallops -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 08:22 AM AKDT
C2 AP Report - Chum Salmon Bycatch -Uploaded: 04/06/2024 08:37 AM AKDT
C3 AP Report - Area 4 Vessel Caps -Uploaded: 04/07/2024 07:39 PM AKDT
D2 AP Report MRA Adjustments -Uploaded: 04/08/2024 11:28 AM AKDT
C1 4 Comments C1 Scallops – SAFE report, ABC/OFL, Plan Team report
Attachments: C1 Action Memo -Uploaded: 03/26/2024 02:27 PM AKDT
Scallop PT March eAgenda (link) -Uploaded: 03/24/2024 09:13 AM AKDT
C1 Scallop SAFE -Uploaded: 03/12/2024 02:39 PM AKDT
C1 SAFE 2024 Addendum -Uploaded: 03/29/2024 01:25 PM AKDT
C1 Scallop Plan Team Report -Uploaded: 03/12/2024 03:00 PM AKDT
C1 AP Report -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 08:22 AM AKDT
C1 SSC Draft Report -Uploaded: 04/04/2024 03:05 PM AKDT
PPT C1 Scallop SAFE -Uploaded: 04/01/2024 10:32 AM AKDT
PPT C1 SSC Report -Uploaded: 04/04/2024 03:05 PM AKDT
C1 Motion -Uploaded: 04/04/2024 03:20 PM AKDT
C2 323 Comments C2 Salmon bycatch– review Chum salmon bycatch initial review analysis, salmon bycatch genetics reports, pollock IPA reports
Attachments: C2 Action Memo -Uploaded: 03/24/2024 09:12 AM AKDT
C2 Chum Salmon Bycatch Draft Environmental Impact Statement -Uploaded: 03/11/2024 04:15 PM AKDT
C2 DEIS Addendum -Uploaded: 03/26/2024 03:28 PM AKDT
C2 Chum Salmon Bycatch Social Impact Assessment -Uploaded: 03/11/2024 04:15 PM AKDT
C2 Chum Salmon Genetics Report -Uploaded: 03/27/2024 03:40 PM AKDT
C2 Chinook Genetics Report -Uploaded: 03/29/2024 03:17 PM AKDT
C2 Catcher Processor IPA Report (link) -Uploaded: 03/20/2024 10:18 AM AKDT
C2 Catcher Vessels IPA Report (link) -Uploaded: 03/14/2024 10:21 AM AKDT
C2 Mothership IPA (link) -Uploaded: 03/15/2024 01:18 PM AKDT
C2 2024 SeaShare letter to NPFMC -Uploaded: 03/13/2024 03:13 PM AKDT
C2 NMFS ltr re Chum Salmon Bycatch Alternatives -Uploaded: 03/29/2024 02:40 PM AKDT
C2 NMFS Tribal Engagement Report (LINK) -Uploaded: 04/01/2024 10:48 AM AKDT
PPT C2 AP Chum Salmon Bycatch -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 07:57 AM AKDT
PPT C2 AP Supplement to Section 4.5 of DEIS -Uploaded: 04/02/2024 01:39 PM AKDT
PPT C2 Chum and Chinook Genetics Report -Uploaded: 04/02/2024 02:51 PM AKDT
PPT C2 Salmon Bycatch -Uploaded: 04/05/2024 08:02 AM AKDT
PPT C2 SeaShare -Uploaded: 04/05/2024 05:02 PM AKDT
PPT C2 CV IPA and CV Proposal -Uploaded: 04/02/2024 11:31 AM AKDT
PPT C2 CP-IPA Report -Uploaded: 04/02/2024 01:37 PM AKDT
C2 AP Report -Uploaded: 04/06/2024 08:38 AM AKDT
C2 Motion -Uploaded: 04/10/2024 10:39 AM AKDT
C3 5 Comments C3 Area 4 Vessel Caps – Initial Review, IFQ Committee report
Attachments: C3 Action Memo -Uploaded: 03/26/2024 02:28 PM AKDT
C3 Area 4 Vessel Caps Analysis -Uploaded: 03/12/2024 02:31 PM AKDT
C3 IFQ Committee report March 2024 -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 11:16 AM AKDT
PPT AP C3 Vessel Caps -Uploaded: 04/05/2024 02:33 PM AKDT
C3 AP Report -Uploaded: 04/07/2024 07:40 PM AKDT
D1 POSTPONED D1 Amendment 80 Program Review – POSTPONED
D2 9 Comments D2 Maximum Retainable Amount adjustments – review discussion paper
Attachments: D2 Action Memo -Uploaded: 03/13/2024 03:02 PM AKDT
D2 MRA Discussion Paper -Uploaded: 03/13/2024 08:51 AM AKDT
PPT D2 MRA -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 03:36 PM AKDT
D2 AP Report -Uploaded: 04/08/2024 11:29 AM AKDT
D2 Motion -Uploaded: 04/09/2024 10:38 AM AKDT
D3 64 Comments POSTPONED D3 Research priorities – set 5-year priorities - POSTPONED
Attachments: D3 Action Memo -Uploaded: 03/24/2024 09:13 AM AKDT
Plan Teams February 2024 Summary Report (link) -Uploaded: 03/14/2024 11:47 AM AKDT
D3 SSC Previous Minutes on Research Priorities -Uploaded: 03/14/2024 12:01 PM AKDT
D3 List of Research Priorities 2024-2027 -Uploaded: 03/14/2024 11:55 AM AKDT
D3 Draft List Critical Ongoing Monitoring 2024-2027 -Uploaded: 03/14/2024 12:24 PM AKDT
D4 D4 Sablefish study for climate funding – discuss parameters for a potential analysis (SSC only)
Attachments: D4 Action Memo -Uploaded: 03/14/2024 10:06 AM AKDT
E1 11 Comments E Committees, New Business, and Tasking - Review (including Programmatic Evaluation engagement update)
Attachments: E Action Memo -Uploaded: 04/06/2024 09:40 AM AKDT
E 3 Meeting Outlook - PRE-MEETING draft -Uploaded: 03/27/2024 07:03 PM AKDT
E Council Staff - one page -Uploaded: 03/27/2024 07:03 PM AKDT
E Groundfish Workplan 2024-04 -Uploaded: 03/27/2024 07:03 PM AKDT
E Programmatic Engagment Planning -Uploaded: 03/30/2024 02:25 PM AKDT
E NPFMC Committees Membership -Uploaded: 03/28/2024 08:50 AM AKDT
E Committees Overview of Purpose -Uploaded: 04/05/2024 05:11 PM AKDT
E Committee Structure Guidance -Uploaded: 04/05/2024 05:11 PM AKDT
E Emergency Rule Policy Guidelines -Uploaded: 04/03/2024 11:28 AM AKDT
PPT E Programmatic Engagement -Uploaded: 04/06/2024 09:16 AM AKDT
E Prelim Draft June 2024 Council schedule -Uploaded: 04/08/2024 05:14 PM AKDT