Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

March 2022 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Closed for written comment at 03/08/2022 05:00 PM PST Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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Meeting Time: 03/09/2022 08:00 AM PST

The following Agenda is subject to change.



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The E-Portal will open on 2/10 and close at 5pm on 3/8. Comment received between 2/10 and 2/17 by 5pm will go live on 2/18 when we post the Briefing Book materials. Comments received between 2/18 and 3/8 will be viewable upon approval and no later than the start of the Council meeting.

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B. Open Comment Period
B1 3 Comments Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Administrative Matters
C1 1 Comment Report of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS)
C2 0 Comments Marine Planning
C3 0 Comments Fiscal Matters
C4 0 Comments Legislative Matters
C5 0 Comments Approval of Council Meeting Record
C6 2 Comments Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
C7 0 Comments Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
D. Salmon Management
D1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
D2 1 Comment Review of 2021 Fisheries and Summary of 2022 Stock Forecasts
D3 32 Comments Identify Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2022 Management Alternatives
D4 2 Comments Recommendations for 2022 Management Alternative Analysis
D5 0 Comments Further Direction for 2022 Management Alternatives
D6 0 Comments Further Direction for 2022 Management Alternatives
D7 0 Comments Adopt 2022 Management Alternatives for Public Review
D8 1 Comment Appoint Salmon Hearings Officers
E. Groundfish Management
E1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
E2 1 Comment Pacific Whiting Utilization - Final Action
E3 1 Comment Stock Definitions
E4 7 Comments Limited Entry Fixed Gear Catch Share Program Review
E5 0 Comments Fixed Gear Logbooks – Final Action
E6 1 Comment Workload and New Management Measure Priorities
E7 0 Comments Inseason Adjustments – Final Action
E8 0 Comments Initial Stock Assessment Plan and Terms of Reference
E9 1 Comment Update on 2023-2024 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
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. Habitat Issues
G1 0 Comments Current Habitat Issues
H. Ecosystem Management
H1 0 Comments Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Five-Year Review – Final Action
H2 1 Comment 2021-2022 California Current Ecosystem Status Report and Science Review Topics
H3 1 Comment Review of Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiatives
I. Highly Migratory Species Management
I1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
I2 0 Comments International Management Activities