Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

September 2020 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Closed for written comment at 09/02/2020 05:00 PM PDT Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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Meeting Time: 09/11/2020 08:00 AM PDT

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



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Public Comments received between 8/03/20 and by 8/17/20 will be posted with the Advanced Briefing Book on 8/21/20 at 5:01pm. 
Comments received after 08/17/20 at 5pm, will be posted as supplemental upon review. The comment window closes on 9/2/20 at 5pm.


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A. Call to Order
A1 0 Comments Opening Remarks, Council Member Appointments, Roll Call, Executive Directors Report
B. Open Comment Period
B1 5 Comments Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Administrative Matters
C1 1 Comment NMFS Report
C2 3 Comments Executive Order 13921: Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth – Final Recommendations
C3 0 Comments Legislative Matters
C4 0 Comments Fiscal Matters
C5 0 Comments Approval of Council Meeting Records
C6 3 Comments Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
C7 1 Comment Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
D. Groundfish Management
D1 8 Comments Gear Switching and Sablefish Area Management Scoping
D2 10 Comments Workload and New Management Measure Priorities – Including the Scoping of Mothership Utilization Issues
D3 0 Comments Impact Analyses Methodology Review
D4 0 Comments Assessment Methodology Review - Final Action
D5 0 Comments Inseason Adjustments – Final Action
D6 0 Comments Update on Humpback Whale Endangered Species Act Consultation
E. Highly Migratory Species Management
E1 1 Comment Recommend International Management Activities
E2 0 Comments Exempted Fishing Permits
E3 0 Comments Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures - Preliminary
E4 0 Comments Essential Fish Habitat Review
F. Ecosystem Management
F1 1 Comment Climate and Communities Initiative – Update
F2 1 Comment Fishery Ecosystem Plan Five-Year Review
G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management
G1 3 Comments Pacific Sardine Rebuilding Plan – Final Action
H. Salmon Management
H1 0 Comments Reintroduction of Salmon Above Grand Coulee Dam
H2 2 Comments Amendment 20: Management Schedule and Klamath Management Zone Boundary Change – Final Action
H3 59 Comments Southern Resident Killer Whale Endangered Species Act Consultation
I. Pacific Halibut Managment
I1 1 Comment 2021 Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Regulations
I2 0 Comments Transition of Area 2A Fishery Management
I3 0 Comments Commercial Directed Fishery Regulations for 2021
J. Habitat Issues
J1 0 Comments Current Habitat Issues