Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

November 2020 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Closed for written comment at 11/08/2020 05:00 PM PST Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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Meeting Time: 11/13/2020 08:00 AM PST

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



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Public Comments received between 10/9/20 and by 10/19/20 will be posted with the Advanced Briefing Book on 10/23/20 at 5:01pm. Pacific Time
Comments received after 10/19/20 at 5pm, will be posted as supplemental upon review. The comment window closes on 11/08/20 at 5pm. Pacific Time

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A. Call to Order
A1 Opening Remarks
A2 Roll Call
A3 0 Comments Executive Director's Report
A4 Agenda
B. Open Comment Period
B1 43 Comments Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Administrative Matters
C1 0 Comments Council Coordination Committee Meeting Report
C2 1 Comment National Marine Fisheries Service Report
C3 0 Comments Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology
C4 1 Comment Legislative Matters
C5 0 Comments Fiscal Matters
C6 Approval of Council Meeting Record
C7 2 Comments Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
C8 7 Comments Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
D. Habitat Issues
D1 0 Comments Current Habitat Issues
E. Pacific Halibut Management
E1 1 Comment 2021 Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Regulations – Final Action
E2 0 Comments Transition of Area 2A Fishery Management – Final Action
E3 4 Comments Non-Indian Commercial-Directed Fishery Regulations for 2021
F. Salmon Management
F1 0 Comments 2021 Preseason Management Schedule
F2 119 Comments Southern Resident Killer Whale
F3 1 Comment Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation
G. Groundfish Management
G1 7 Comments Gear Switching for Sablefish in the Trawl Catch Share Fishery
G2 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
G3 1 Comment Inseason Adjustments for 2020 and 2021 Including Pacific Whiting Set- Asides for 2021 – Final Action
G4 1 Comment Sablefish Management Strategy Evaluation Update
G5 0 Comments Assessment Methodology Review – Final Action
H. Coastal Pelagic Species Management
H1 0 Comments Preliminary Review of New Exempted Fishing Permits for 2021
H2 0 Comments Methodology Review Topic Selection
H3 1 Comment Comments on Court Ordered Rulemaking on Harvest Specifications for the Central Subpopulation of Northern Anchovy
I. Highly Migratory Species Management
I1 1 Comment National Marine Fisheries Service Report
I2 0 Comments Recommend International Management Activities
I3 0 Comments Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
I4 1 Comment Drift Gillnet Fishery Hard Caps Update