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North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.


Notice of meeting.


The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Fishery Monitoring Advisory Committee (FMAC) will meet May 19, 2020.


The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alaska Daylight Time.


The meeting will be a webconference. Join online through the link at​Meeting/​Details/​1464.

Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252; telephone: (907) 271-2809. Instructions for attending the meeting are given under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.

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Kate Haapala, Council staff; email: For technical support please contact Maria Davis, Council staff, email:

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The May 2020 FMAC meeting will focus on COVID-19 issues related to observer deployment and data collection in the full and partial coverage fleets, providing a forum for dialogue among multiple stakeholders and agency staff to address challenges. The agenda will include: (a) Introduction and updates since the last FMAC meeting; (b) observer deployment and sampling protocols related to COVID-19; (c) vessel inspection updates; (d) discussion of full and partial coverage issues; (e) the 2021 Annual Deployment Plan and 2019 Annual Report; and (f) other business.

The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at​Meeting/​Details/​1464 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials.

Connection Information

You can attend the meeting online using a computer, tablet, or smart phone; or by phone only. Connection information will be posted online at:​Meeting/​Details/​1464.

Public Comment

Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted electronically to​Meeting/​Details/​1464.

Special Accommodations

The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271-2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date.

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Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

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Dated: April 28, 2020.

Tracey L. Thompson,

Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. 2020-09383 Filed 4-30-20; 8:45 am]