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2020 May Council Coordination Committee Meeting

The Council Coordination Committee consists of the chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors from each of the eight regional fishery management councils and meets twice yearly.









1:30 - 1:45

-  NOAA Fisheries Update
-  NOAA Fisheries Science Update on Coral Work in the Caribbean


1:45 - 2:45

Recent Issues with Council Operations and NMFS Rulemaking

Paul Doremus
Sam Rauch
Cisco Werner
Council Chairs & 
Executive Directors

2:45 - 3:15

CARES Act - $300M Stimulus package for fisheries and aquaculture. 

 Kelly Denit      
3:15 - 5:15 NOAA Fisheries Updates  
  Priorities Chris Oliver
  Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth Paul Doremus

NEPA Rulemaking Update

Sam Rauch

Offshore Wind Issues


Candace Nachman
Mike Pentony
Jon Hare 

  Status of Policy Directives and Prioritization Development Kelly Denit

NS1 Technical Guidance Workgroups

Jenni Wallace

Status of Bycatch Initiatives

Jenni Wallace

NOAA Fisheries Guidance on Changing Stock Status from Known to Unknown

Regina Spallone
5:15 - 5:30 Public Comment  










1:30 - 3:00

Management & Budget Update



NMFS 2020/2021 Budget Issues 


Brian Pawlak 

Funding for Basic Surveys


Cisco Werner

Fishery Management and Services PPA


Tom Nies 
3:00 - 4:00 Legislative Issues  
  Report on Legislative Outlook and MSA Authorization

David Whaley 


Legislative Work Group Report


David Witherell

4:00 - 4:50 CCC Committees and Working Groups  

Scientific Coordination Subcommittee

>Report Presentation

>National Meeting Theme Abstract

Marlowe Sabater
Diana Evans

Habitat Working Group


Josh DeMello

Council Member Ongoing Development (CMOD)

>Terms of Reference


Diana Evans
4:50 - 5:10 Administrative  

Update on Voting Recusals 

>NPFMC Comments

>WPRFMC Comments

Adam Issenberg

Freedom of Information Act

Adam Issenberg
Stacey Nathanson
5:10 - 5:30

Wrap-up, Other Business, and Public Comment


Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 12/27/2021

Regional Fishery Management Councils