Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

April 2020 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Closed for written comment at 04/02/2020 05:00 PM PDT Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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Meeting Time: 04/04/2020 08:00 AM PDT

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



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Public Comments received between 3/9/20 and by 3/19/20 will be posted with the Advanced Briefing Book on 3/20/20. 
Comments received after 3/19/20 will be posted as supplemental upon review. The comment window closes on 4/2/20 at 5pm.


The April meeting of the Council was originally planned to be held in person in Vancouver, Washington, but due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the format of the meeting was changed to be conducted by webinar only.  In addition, several items originally anticipated to be on the Council’s April agenda have been postponed to accommodate the logistical challenges of the webinar meeting format

A. Call to Order
A1 0 Comments Opening Remarks, Roll Call, ED Report, Approve Agenda
B. Open Comment Period
B1 16 Comments Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Habitat Issues
C1 Current Habitat issues - POSTPONED
D. Coastal Pelagic Species Management
D2 Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs) for 2020 - Final Action - POSTPONED
D3 6 Comments Pacific Sardine Assessment, Harvest Specifications, and Management Measures Final Action
D4 Essential Fish Habitat Review - Scoping - POSTPONED
D5 Preliminary Sardine Rebuilding Plan - POSTPONED
E. Salmon Management
E1 223 Comments Tentative Adoption of 2020 Management Measures for Analysis
E2 Essential Fish Habitat Review - Scoping - POSTPONED
E3 0 Comments Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Endangered Species Act Consultation Process
E4 0 Comments Clarify Council Direction on 2020 Management Measures
E5 Methodology Review Preliminary Topic Selection - POSTPONED
E6 Salmon Reintroduction Above Grand Coulee Dam - POSTPONED
E7 0 Comments Further Direction on 2020 Management Measures
E8 Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20 - POSTPONED
E9 6 Comments Final Action on 2020 Management Measures
F. Enforcement
F1 Annual U.S. Coast Guard Fishery Enforcement Report - POSTPONED
G. Groundfish Management
G1 National Marine Fisheries Service Report - POSTPONED
G2 Cost Recovery Report - POSTPONED
G3 0 Comments Implementation of the 2020 Pacific Whiting Fishery Under the U.S./Canada Agreement
G4 1 Comment Biennial Harvest Specifications for 2020-2021 Fisheries – Final Action
G5 1 Comment Electronic Monitoring Program Review
G6 11 Comments Preliminary Preferred Management Measure Alternatives for 2020-2021 Fisheries
G7 Workload and New Management Measures - POSTPONED
G8 1 Comment Inseason Adjustments Including Shorebased Carryover – Final Action
H. Pacific Halibut Management
H1 1 Comment Incidental Catch Limits for 2020 Salmon Troll Fishery – Final Action
I. Administrative Matters
I1 Legislative Matters - POSTPONED
I2 Fiscal Matters - POSTPONED
I3 Membership Appointments; Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures; and Council Operating Procedures - POSTPONED
I4 2 Comments Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning