Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

September 2022 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Open for comment until 09/06/2022 05:00 PM PDT
All comments are part of the public record.
Meeting Time: 09/09/2022 08:00 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.
Visit the September Council Meeting page to
 learn more.


Please be respectful and courteous with your comments.


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