Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

March 2021 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Closed for written comment at 03/01/2021 05:00 PM PST Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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Meeting Time: 03/04/2021 08:00 AM PST

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



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The E-Portal will open on 1/27 and close on 3/1. Comment received between 1/27 and 2/11 will go live on 2/12 when we post the Briefing Book materials. Comments received after 2/12 will be viewable immediately upon approval.

Sign up for oral testimony will begin at 8am on 03/04/21. The sign up window will remain open until we reach the Public comment section of each Agenda Item at which point they will be closed.

A. Call to Order
A1 Opening Remarks
A2 Roll Call
A3 0 Comments Executive Director's Report
A4 Agenda
B. Open Comment Period
B1 6 Comments Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Administrative Matters
C1 1 Comment Report of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS)
C2 1 Comment Marine Planning Update
C3 0 Comments Legislative Matters
C4 0 Comments Approval of Council Meeting Record
C5 0 Comments Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
C6 1 Comment Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
D. Habitat Issues
D1 0 Comments Current Habitat Issues
E. Salmon Management
E1 1 Comment National Marine Fisheries Service Report
E2 0 Comments Reintroduction of Salmon Above Grand Coulee Dam
E3 2 Comments Review of 2020 Fisheries and Summary of 2021 Stock Forecasts
E4 1 Comment Identify Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2021 Management Alternatives
E5 1 Comment Recommendations for 2021 Management Alternative Analysis
E6 0 Comments Further Direction for 2021 Management Alternatives
E7 0 Comments Further Direction for 2021 Management Alternatives
E8 0 Comments Adopt 2021 Management Alternatives for Public Review
E9 0 Comments Appoint Salmon Hearing Officers
F. Pacific Halibut Management
F1 0 Comments Annual International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Meeting Report
F2 0 Comments Incidental Catch Recommendations: Options for Salmon Troll and Final Action on Recommendations for Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
G. Groundfish Management
G1 1 Comment National Marine Fisheries Service Report
G2 1 Comment Workload and New Management Measure Priorities
G3 0 Comments Pacific Whiting Utilization in the Mothership Sector
G4 0 Comments Inseason Adjustments – Final Action
G5 2 Comments Electronic Monitoring Program Update
G6 0 Comments Emergency Action to Consider Changing Seasonal Processing Limitations in the At-Sea Whiting Fishery– Final Action
H. Highly Migratory Species Management
H1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
H2 1 Comment Review of Essential Fish Habitat – Phase 2
H3 0 Comments Recommend International Management Activities
H4 5 Comments Deep-Set Buoy Gear Permit Clarifications
H5 0 Comments Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
I. Ecosystem Management
I1 1 Comment California Current Ecosystem and Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) Report and Science Review Topics
I2 3 Comments Climate and Communities Initiative Workshop Report
I3 1 Comment Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Five-Year Review – Final Action