Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

September 2022 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Closed for written comment at 09/06/2022 05:00 PM PDT Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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Meeting Time: 09/09/2022 07:00 AM PDT

The following Agenda is subject to change.



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

A pop up box will appear, where you will enter your name, organization, E-mail address (for confirmation E-mail to be sent), and where you can either type in your Public Comment OR Attach it. 

You can sign up for oral testimony in the E-Portal once the meeting begins.
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The E-Portal will open on 8/4 and close at 5pm Pacific Time/6pm Mountain Time on 9/6. Comment received between 8/4 and 8/18 by 5pm Pacific Time/6pm Mountian Time will go live on 8/19 when Briefing Book materials are posted. Comments received between 8/19 and 9/6 will be viewable upon approval and no later than the start of the Council meeting.

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.

You may attach written comments to support your oral testimony, but they will not be visible until after public comment has ended.  If you wish to have a PowerPoint Presentation please sign up for comment and email the Presentation to PFMC IT Staff (Kris and Sandra) and see a confirmation email your submission was recieved.  


B. Open Comment Period
B1 2 Comments Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Administrative Matters
C1 0 Comments Research and Data Needs
C2 1 Comment Equity and Environmental Justice
C3 0 Comments Council Meeting and Process Efficiencies
C4 1 Comment Marine Planning
C5 0 Comments Fiscal Matters
C6 0 Comments Approval of Council Meeting Records
C7 0 Comments Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
C8 1 Comment Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
D. Salmon Management
D1 0 Comments Methodology Review - Final Topic Selection and Update on Model Improvements
E. Pacific Halibut Management
E1 0 Comments 2023 Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Regulations
E2 0 Comments Commercial-Directed Fishery Regulations for 2023
F. Habitat Issues
F1 0 Comments Current Habitat Issues
G. Groundfish Management
G1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
G2 1 Comment Workload and New Management Measure Update
G3 0 Comments Electronic Monitoring Update
G4 0 Comments Methodology Review – Preliminary Fishery Impact Model Topics and Final Assessment Methodologies
G5 1 Comment Stock Definitions Update
G6 1 Comment Non-Trawl Area Management
G7 0 Comments Stock Assessment Check-In and Plan – Final Action
G8 0 Comments Trawl Catch Share Program – Cost Project
G9 0 Comments Trawl Catch Share Program and Inter-Sector Allocation Review - Planning
G10 0 Comments Inseason Adjustments – Final Action
H. Ecosystem Management
H1 3 Comments Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiatives Appendix and New Initiative
H2 2 Comments Western Regional Action Plan
I. Highly Migratory Species Management
I1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
I2 0 Comments International Management Activities
I3 0 Comments Exempted Fishing Permits - Final Action
I4 0 Comments Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures – Preliminary
I5 0 Comments Swordfish Management and Monitoring Plan