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|A. Call to Order|
|B. Open Comment|
|B1||1 Comment||Comments on Non-Agenda Items|
|C. Pacific Halibut|
|C1||0 Comments||Annual Report of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC)|
|C2||0 Comments||Incidental Catch Recommendations: Options for Salmon Troll and Final Action on Recommendations for Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries|
|D. Salmon Management|
|D1||0 Comments||National Marine Fisheries Service Report|
|D2||3 Comments||Review of 2022 Fisheries and Summary of 2023 Stock Forecasts|
|D3||4 Comments||Identify Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2023 Management Alternatives|
|D4||1 Comment||Recommendations for 2023 Management Alternative Analysis|
|D5||0 Comments||Further Direction for 2023 Management Alternatives|
|D6||0 Comments||Further Direction for 2023 Management Alternatives|
|D7||0 Comments||Adopt 2023 Management Alternatives for Public Review|
|D8||0 Comments||Appoint Salmon Hearings Officers|
|E. Habitat Issues|
|E1||0 Comments||Current Habitat Issues|
|F. Groundfish Management|
|F1||0 Comments||National Marine Fisheries Service Report|
|F2||1 Comment||Implementation of the 2023 Pacific Whiting Fishery under the U.S./Canada Agreement|
|F3||0 Comments||Sablefish Pot Gear Marking - Feasibility Report|
|F4||1 Comment||Non-Trawl Area Management – Final Preferred Alternative|
|F5||1 Comment||Electronic Monitoring Program Changes - Final Preferred Alternative|
|F6||0 Comments||Final Assessment Methodologies|
|F7||0 Comments||Amendment 31 Groundfish Stock Definitions|
|F8||1 Comment||Workload and New Management Measure Priorities|
|F9||0 Comments||Inseason Adjustments – Final Action|
|G. Administrative Matters|
|G1||0 Comments||United States Coast Guard (USCG) Annual Report|
|G2||0 Comments||Report of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS)|
|G3||0 Comments||Marine Planning|
|G4||0 Comments||Approval of Council Meeting Record|
|G5||0 Comments||Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures|
|G6||0 Comments||Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning|
|H. Ecosystem Management|
|H1||1 Comment||California Current Ecosystem Annual Report|
|H2||1 Comment||Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiative Workplan|
|I. Highly Migratory Species Management|
|I1||0 Comments||National Marine Fisheries Service Report|
|I2||1 Comment||International Management Activities|
|I3||1 Comment||Drift Gillnet Hard Caps Update|