Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

March 2020 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Closed for written comment at 02/21/2020 05:00 PM PST Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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Meeting Time: 03/03/2020 08:00 AM PST

The following Agenda has not been finalized and subject to change.



To submit a Public Comment, click on the Agenda Item below you wish to comment on.

A pop up box will appear, where you will enter your name, organiation, E-mail address (for confirmation E-mail to be sent), and where you can either type in your Public Comment OR Attach it. 


Public Comments received between 1/30/20 and by 2/9/20 will be posted with the Advanced Briefing Book on 2/17/20. 
Comments received after 2/9/20 will be posted Supplementally upon review. The comment window closes on 2/21/20 at 5pm.

You will only be allowed to submit one public comment for each period (Advanced, Supplemental, in person at the meeting).

A. Call to Order
A1 0 Comments Opening Remarks, Roll Call, ED Report, Approve Agenda
B. Open Comment
B1 10 Comments Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Administrative
C1 1 Comment Report of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
C2 0 Comments Marine Planning Update
C3 0 Comments Approval of Council Meeting Record
C4 2 Comments Membership Appointments; Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures; and Council Operating Procedures
C5 0 Comments Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
D. Habitat
D1 0 Comments Current Habitat Issues
E. Salmon
E1 0 Comments NMFS Report
E2 0 Comments Willapa Bay Coho Forecast Methodology Review - Final
E3 3 Comments Southern Resident Killer Whale Endangered Species Act Consultation
E4 0 Comments Review of 2019 Fisheries and Summary of 2020 Stock Forecasts
E5 0 Comments Identify Management Objectives & Preliminary Definition of 2020 Management Alternatives
E6 0 Comments Recommendations for 2020 Management Alternatives Analysis
E7 0 Comments Further Direction for 2020 Management Alternatives
E8 0 Comments Further Direction for 2020 Management Alternatives
E9 0 Comments Adopt 2020 Management Alternatives for Public Review
E10 0 Comments Appoint Salmon Hearings Officers
F. Pacific Halibut
F1 0 Comments Annual International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Meeting Report
F2 0 Comments Incidental Catch Recommendations: Options for Salmon Troll and Final Recommendations for Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
F3 0 Comments Transition of Area 2A Fishery Management
G. Ecosystem
G1 2 Comments California Current Ecosystem and Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) Report and Science Review Topics
G2 1 Comment Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Five-Year Review – Final Action
G3 2 Comments Climate and Communities Initiative Workshop Report
H. Groundfish
H1 0 Comments NMFS Report
H2 3 Comments Initial Stock Assessment Plan and Terms of Reference
H3 0 Comments EFPs for 2021-2022
H4 6 Comments Update on 2021-2022 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
H5 0 Comments Inseason Adjustments Including Shorebased Carryover – Final Action
I. Highly Migratory Species
I1 1 Comment NMFS Report
I2 0 Comments Review of Essential Fish Habitat - Scoping
I3 0 Comments International Management Activities; Including U.S./Canada Albacore Treaty
I4 2 Comments Drift Gillnet Fishery Hard Caps Update