May 2020 HMS Advisory Panel Meeting

May 19, 2020


Webinar Information 

WebEx link

Event number: 900 982 398

Password: HMSAP

Be sure to enter your name and email address when joining the meeting. That will help ensure we are able to address all questions or comments. 


Discussion Item


8:45–9 a.m.

Welcome and introductions

HMS division staff

9–9:30 a.m.

Overview of recent activities/rulemaking

  • Inseason actions
  • Pelagic longline bluefin tuna area-based and weak hook management measures
  • Amendment 5b litigation and remand document
  • Shark depredation
  • Non-pelagic longline and pelagic longline Biological Opinions
  • Observer waivers
  • Other business for meeting agenda

Presentation (PDF, 22 pages)

HMS division staff

9:30–10 a.m.

2020 Fisheries Economic Situation Report

  • Fishery impact assessment
  • Effects on landings

Presentation (PDF, 17 pages)

HMS division staff

10–10:45 a.m.

Shark and swordfish retention limits

Presentation (PDF, 13 pages)

HMS division staff

10:45–11 a.m.



11–11:30 a.m.

Outcomes from the 2019 ICCAT Annual Meeting

Presentation (PDF, 28 pages)

Dr. John Graves,
ICCAT Advisory Committee

11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Leadership update

Chris Oliver/Sam Rauch

12–1 p.m.



1–2 p.m.

Bluefin tuna update

  • Amendment 13 update
  • 2019 quick reflection
  • 2020 season—regulations and public requests on start dates, retention limits, and restricted fishing days
  • Request for changes to catch and release regulations

Presentation (PDF, 14 pages)

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Recent Fishery Trends (PDF, 29 pages)

HMS division staff

2–2:15 p.m.

Law enforcement update

Presentation (PDF, 14 pages)

Office of Law Enforcement and U.S. Coast Guard staff

2:15–2:45 p.m.

Public comment



Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 07/14/2020