Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

April 2023 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Open for comment until 03/30/2023 05:00 PM PDT

Meeting Navigation

All comments are part of the public record.
Meeting Time: 04/01/2023 08:00 AM PDT

The following Agenda is subject to change.



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The E-Portal will open on 3/13 and close at 5pm Pacific Time on 3/30. Comment received between 3/13 and 3/20 by 5pm Pacific Time will go live on 3/21 when Briefing Book materials are posted. Comments received between 3/21 and 3/30 will be viewable upon approval and no later than the start of the Council meeting.

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A. Call to Order
A1 Opening Remarks
B. Open Comment
B1 Comment Now Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Habitat Issues
C1 Comment Now Current Habitat Issues
D. Pacific Halibut
D1 Comment Now Incidental Catch Limits for the Salmon Troll Fishery – Final Action
E. Salmon Management
E1 Comment Now (1) National Marine Fisheries Service Report
E2 Comment Now (10) Tentative Adoption of 2023 Management Measures for Analysis
E3 Comment Now (1) Clarify Council Direction on 2023 Management Measures
E4 Comment Now Methodology Review Preliminary Topic Selection
E5 Comment Now (1) Sacramento and Klamath River Fall Chinook Conservation Objectives Scoping
E6 Comment Now Improvements to Southern Oregon/Northern California Coho Ocean Fishery Exploitation Rate Forecasts
E7 CANCELLED-Southern Resident Killer Whale Chinook Threshold and Other Fishery Management Plan Clarifications – Scoping
E8 Comment Now Further Direction on 2023 Management Measures
E9 Comment Now Klamath Dam Removal Update
E10 Comment Now (1) 2023 Management Measures – Final Action
F. Administrative Matters
F1 Comment Now Regional Implementation of the National Equity and Environmental Justice Strategy
F2 Comment Now Council Meeting and Process Efficiencies
F3 Comment Now North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC) Update
F4 Comment Now Marine Planning
F5 Comment Now Legislative Matters
F6 Comment Now Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
F7 Comment Now Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
G. Groundfish Management
G1 Comment Now National Marine Fisheries Service Report
G2 Comment Now Trawl Cost Recovery Annual Report
G3 Comment Now Trawl Catch Share Cost Project – Update
G4 Comment Now Inseason Adjustments – Final Action
G5 Comment Now (1) Sablefish Gear Switching –Check-in and Refine the Range of Alternatives
G6 Comment Now Considerations for a Sablefish Assessment Update
H. Coastal Pelagic Species Management
H1 Comment Now National Marine Fisheries Service Report
H2 Comment Now Exempted Fishing Permits for 2023-2024 – Final Action
H3 Comment Now Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Housekeeping – Final Action
H4 Comment Now Sardine Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2023-2024 – Final Action
H5 Comment Now Coastal Pelagic Species Essential Fish Habitat Amendment