The Council received a presentation from the Director of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Dr. Robert Foy, on planning for the 2021 Alaska surveys. The Council also received a report from the SSC on recommendations for longer-term survey planning given dwindling resources. The Council will continue to dialogue with Dr. Foy on 2021 survey planning in December. In particular, Dr. Foy will provide additional information on the various scenarios and contingency planning in place for 2021, based on logistical considerations (e.g., whether there is a full or partial complement of staff, what types of vessel are available, opportunities for cooperative work with partners, and opportunities for incorporating advanced technology) and the potential consequences of not getting survey data. Staff contact is Diana Evans.