Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

June 2023 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Open for comment until 06/19/2023 05:00 PM PDT

Meeting Navigation

All comments are part of the public record.
Meeting Time: 06/22/2023 08:00 AM PDT

The following Agenda is subject to change.



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The E-Portal will open on 5/15 and close at 5pm Pacific Time on 6/19. Comment received between 5/15 and 6/1 by 5pm Pacific Time will go live on 6/2 when Briefing Book materials are posted. Comments received between 6/2 and 6/19 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 6/22. 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.  


A. Call to Order
A1 Opening Remarks
B. Open Comment Period
B1 Comment Now Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Administrative Matters
C1 Comment Now Council Coordination Committee (CCC) Meeting Update
C2 Comment Now Council and Process Efficiencies
C3 Comment Now Marine Planning Update
C4 Comment Now Legislative Matters
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. Habitat Issues
D1 Comment Now Current Habitat Issues
E. Pacific Halibut Management
E1 Comment Now Long-Term Catch Sharing Plan and Regulation Changes - Scoping
F. Ecosystem Management
F1 Comment Now Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiative 4 - Ecosystem Workgroup Update
G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management
G1 Comment Now National Marine Fisheries Service Report
G2 Comment Now Mackerel Assessment and Biennial Management Measures – Final Action
G3 Comment Now Essential Fish Habitat Amendment - Final Action
H. Groundfish Management
H1 Comment Now National Marine Fisheries Service Report
H2 Comment Now Sablefish Gear Switching - Initial Preliminary Preferred Alternative
H3 Comment Now Amendment 31 Stock Definitions - Final Action
H4 Comment Now Limited Entry Fixed Gear Follow On Actions and Fixed Gear Marking - Scoping
H5 Comment Now Electronic Monitoring Implementation Update
H6 Comment Now Endangered Species Workshop Report
H7 Comment Now 2025-2026 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures Planning
H8 Comment Now Inseason Management – Final Action
I. Salmon Management
I1 Comment Now Sacramento River Fall Chinook and Klamath River Fall Chinook Conservation Objectives - Scoping
J. Highly Migratory Species Management
J1 Comment Now National Marine Fisheries Service Report
J2 Comment Now International Management Activities
J3 Comment Now Exempted Fishing Permits - Preliminary
J4 Comment Now Drift Gillnet Bycatch Performance Report
J5 Comment Now Swordfish Fishery Management Workshop - Scoping