Included are a discussion paper on abundance-based management for Bering Sea and Aleutian Island Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limits, and a draft of a regulatory impact review related to charter halibut permit annual renewal.
Major issues on the October agenda include final specifications for six stocks of Bering Sea and Aleutian Island crab, initial reviews of the charter halibut annual permit registration and mixing of guided and unguided halibut, and a review of the 2018 observer program annual deployment plan.
The agenda and meeting schedule are complete and posted on the website.
The deadline for written comments is September 26, and they should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All council meetings are open to the public, except for executive sessions. The council meeting will be broadcast at https://npfmc.adobeconnect.com/october2017. Motions will be posted following the meeting.