Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

April 2021 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Closed for written comment at 04/05/2021 05:00 PM PDT Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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Meeting Time: 04/08/2021 08:00 AM PDT

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



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The E-Portal will open on 3/15 and close at 5pm on 4/5. Comment received between 3/15 and 3/25 by 5pm will go live on 3/26 when we post the Briefing Book materials. Comments received after 3/25 will be viewable immediately upon approval.

Sign up for oral testimony will begin at 8am on 4/8. 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 5 Comments Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Habitat Issues
C1 0 Comments Current Habitat Issues
D. Salmon Management
D1 126 Comments Tentative Adoption of 2021 Management Measures for Analysis
D2 0 Comments Methodology Review Preliminary Topic Selection
D3 1 Comment Clarify Council Direction on 2021 Management Measures
D4 1 Comment Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation
D5 1 Comment Further Direction for 2021 Management Alternatives
D6 125 Comments 2021 Management Measures - Final Action
E. Coastal Pelagic Species Management
E1 1 Comment National Marine Fisheries Service Report
E2 2 Comments Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs) for 2021-2022 - Final Action
E3 0 Comments Review of Essential Fish Habitat
E4 2 Comments Pacific Sardine Assessment, Harvest Specifications, and Management Measures – Final Action
F. Groundfish Management
F1 1 Comment National Marine Fisheries Service Report
F2 0 Comments Humpback Whale Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation
F3 45 Comments Scoping of Prioritized Non-trawl Sector Area Management Measures
F4 14 Comments Sablefish Gear Switching – Identify the Gear Switching Level to Use in Developing Alternatives
F5 0 Comments Cost Recovery Report and Final Regulations
F6 0 Comments Inseason Adjustments for 2021 – Final Action
F7 0 Comments Implementation of the 2021 Pacific Whiting Fishery Under the U.S./Canada Agreement
G. Pacific Halibut Management
G1 0 Comments Incidental Catch Limits for 2021 Salmon Troll Fishery – Final Action
H. Administrative Matters
H1 0 Comments Research and Data Needs Update
H2 0 Comments Update on Executive Order 13921
H3 1 Comment Legislative Matters
H4 1 Comment Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
H5 4 Comments Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning