2019 November Council Coordination Committee Meeting

The Council Coordination Committee meets twice each year to discuss issues relevant to all councils, including issues related to the implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.



Discussion Item


1:30–1:50 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Meeting Roster (PDF, 13 pages)

Jessica McCawley
Chris Oliver

1:50–1:55 p.m.

Background—May CCC Minutes & Meeting Report

May Transcript (PDF, 249 pages)

Gregg Waugh

1:55–3 p.m.

NMFS Update

  • FY20 Priorities

NOAA Fisheries Strategic Plan

  • Best Available Scientific Information
  • Shifting Distribution Workshop
  • Policy Directive System
  • Aquaculture

Presentation (PDF, 12 pages)

Draft Outline for a Work Plan for a Federal Aquaculture Regulatory Task Force

Chris Oliver
Alan Risenhoover



David O’Brien

3–3:15 p.m.

Public Comment


3:15–3:30 p.m.



3:30–5:30 p.m.

Legislative Outlook and MSA Reauthorization

  • Legislative Workgroup Report

Presentation (PDF, 8 pages)

CCC Working Paper (PDF, 93 pages)

  • Roundtable Discussion with Congressional Members/Staff

MSA Reauthorization Listening Tour (PDF, 4 pages)

Dave Whaley
David Witherell
Congressional staff (pending)

5:30 p.m.

Adjourn for the day



Discussion Item


8:30–8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Agenda Review

Jessica McCawley

8:45–10:15 a.m.


Modern Fish Act Sec. 102—Fishery Management Approaches for Recreational Fisheries

Alternative Management: An Angler's Perspective presentation (PDF, 6 pages)

Recreational Reform Initiative presentation (PDF, 10 pages)

Rebuilding West Coast Groundfish Stocks and Fisheries (PDF, 9 pages)

Cobia Fishery Management presentation (PDF, 12 pages)

Chris Horton
Julia Beaty
Mike Burner
Toni Kerns

10:15–10:30 a.m. 



10:30– 11:30 a.m.

When and How to Address Allocations with Assessments Based on New MRIP Data

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council approach (PDF, 1 page)

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council approach (PDF, 1 page)

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approach (PDF, 1 page)


11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

NMFS Science Enterprise Updates

Presentation (PDF, 31 pages)


Cisco Werner

12:30–2 p.m.

Lunch on your own


2–2:30 p.m.

Biodiversity Beyond Natural Jurisdictions

Evan Bloom

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Discussion of BBNJ


2:45–3:15 p.m.

Response to Council Research Priorities

Presentation (PDF, 6 pages)

North Pacific (PDF, 2 pages)

Pacific (PDF, 240 pages)

Western Pacific (PDF, 20 pages)

Gulf of Mexico (PDF, 7 pages)

Caribbean (PDF, 11 pages)

South Atlantic (PDF, 6 pages)

Mid-Atlantic (PDF, 12 pages)

New England (PDF, 13 pages)

Cisco Werner

3:15–4 p.m.

CCC Input for Committee of Fisheries (COFI 34)– July 2020

Presentation (PDF, 6 pages)

Bill Tweit

4–4:15 p.m.



4:15–4:45 p.m.

NS1 Technical Guidance Workgroup Update

Presentation (PDF, 16 pages)

Stephanie Hunt

4:45–5:15 p.m.


NMFS Website

Presentation (PDF, 14 pages)

Rebecca Ferro

5:15 p.m. 

Adjourn for the day





8:30–8:40 a.m.


Welcome and Agenda Review

Jessica McCawley

8:40–10 a.m.

  • Management and Budget Update
  • NOAA Geographic Strategic Plan

Presentation (PDF, 22 pages)

Brian Pawlak

10–11 a.m.


CCC Committees/Work Groups

  • Scientific Coordination Subcommittee

Presentation (PDF, 5 pages)

  • Habitat Work Group

Presentation (PDF, 14 pages)
Report (PDF, 41 pages) 

  • Council Communication Group

Report (PDF, 3 pages)

  • Electronic Monitoring Workgroup

Report (PDF, 9 pages)

  • Regional Fishery Management Forum

Proposal (PDF, 6 pages)

John Carmichael
Roger Pugliese
Kim Iverson

Mike Burner
Bill Tweit

11–11:15 a.m.



11:15–11:45 a.m.

Other Business

Terms of Reference (PDF, 5 pages)

Gregg Waugh

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Wrap Up and Next Meeting

  • May 26–29, 2020 (WPFMC host)
  • September 22–25, 2020 (NMFS host)

Jessica McCawley

12:30 p.m.

Meeting adjourned


Last updated on 06/15/2020