The Council received a progress report on the Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Climate Change Action Module Taskforce. The Council nominated members at the October 2019 meeting and the taskforce held an organizational meeting via webex in January. The January meeting was abbreviated due to weather and much of the scoping for the action module was postponed to later in February. Preliminary revisions to the workplan and a meeting report were provided to the Council. The Council will receive a more detailed workplan and report from the taskforce in April, in conjunction with the FEP agenda item. The Climate Change Taskforce (CCTF) will be holding a 3-day web/video broadcast meeting February 26-28 with dual locations in Anchorage (Council office) and Seattle (Alaska Fishery Science Center). The agenda for the meeting and additional details will be posted to the Council’s website.
Staff contact is Diana Stram.