The Council received a progress report from the Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The CEC met on October 1 and reviewed the recent Council activities to implement earlier recommendations from the committee, NMFS’ Tribal Consultation procedures, and identify strategies to improve Council engagement with rural and Alaska Native communities. The CEC will continue to meet to develop engagement strategies and will provide periodic progress reports to the Council. The CEC expects to complete their report in 2020. Staff contact is Steve MacLean.