Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

September 2021 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Closed for written comment at 09/06/2021 05:00 PM PDT Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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Meeting Time: 09/09/2021 08:00 AM PDT

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



To submit a Public Comment, click on the Agenda Item below you wish to comment on.

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You can sign up for oral testimony in the E-Portal once the meeting begins.
Watch the how to video on the September Council Meeting page to
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The E-Portal will open on 8/6 and close at 5pm on 9/6. Comment received between 8/6 and 8/18 by 5pm will go live on 8/20 when we post the Briefing Book materials. Comments received between 8/20 and 9/6 will be viewable immediately upon approval.

Sign up for oral testimony will begin at 8am on 9/9. 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.

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B. Open Comment Period
B1 7 Comments Comments on Non-Agenda Items
Attachments: DataOps For Dummies -Uploaded: 04/12/2023 05:24 PM PDT
C. Groundfish Management
C1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
C2 0 Comments Stock Assessment Methodology Review
C3 1 Comment Pacific Whiting Utilization in the At-Sea Sectors
C4 1 Comment Electronic Monitoring – Final Action
C5 9 Comments Sablefish Gear Switching
C6 11 Comments Adopt Final Stock Assessments - Final
C7 0 Comments Inseason Adjustments – Final Action
C8 6 Comments Initial Harvest Specifications and Management Measure Actions for 2023-2024 Management
C9 Emergency Action to Consider a Season Extension for the 2021 Limited Entry Fixed Gear Primary Sablefish Fishery – Final Action
D. Highly Migratory Species Management
D1 1 Comment National Marine Fisheries Service Report
D2 0 Comments International Management Activities
D3 2 Comments Exempted Fishing Permits - Final
E. Administrative Matters
E1 0 Comments Marine Planning
E2 0 Comments Fiscal Matters
E3 1 Comment Legislative Matters
E4 0 Comments Approval of Council Meeting Records
E5 0 Comments Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology
E6 0 Comments Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
E7 0 Comments Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
F. Salmon Management
F1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
F2 0 Comments Methodology Review - Final Topic Selection
F3 1 Comment Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Endangered Species Act Consultation
G. Pacific Halibut Management
G1 0 Comments 2022 Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Regulations
G2 0 Comments Commercial-Directed Fishery Regulations for 2022
H. Ecosystem Management
H1 0 Comments Fishery Ecosystem Plan Five-Year Review
H2 3 Comments Climate and Communities Initiative
I. Habitat Issues
I1 0 Comments Current Habitat Issues