Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

June 2023 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Closed for written comment at 06/19/2023 05:00 PM PDT Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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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.

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A. Call to Order
A1 Opening Remarks
B. Open Comment Period
B1 1 Comment Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Administrative Matters
C1 0 Comments Council Coordination Committee (CCC) Meeting Update
C2 0 Comments Council and Process Efficiencies
C3 0 Comments Marine Planning Update
C4 0 Comments Legislative Matters
C5 0 Comments Fiscal Matters
C6 0 Comments Approval of Council Meeting Records
C7 0 Comments Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
C8 0 Comments Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
D. Habitat Issues
D1 0 Comments Current Habitat Issues
E. Pacific Halibut Management
E1 92 Comments Scoping Topics for the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan and Commercial Regulations Changes
F. Ecosystem Management
F1 1 Comment Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiative 4 - Ecosystem Workgroup Update
G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management
G1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
G2 1 Comment Mackerel Assessment and Biennial Management Measures – Final Action
G3 0 Comments Essential Fish Habitat Amendment - Final Action
H. Groundfish Management
H1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
H2 7 Comments Sablefish Gear Switching - Initial Preliminary Preferred Alternative
H3 1 Comment Amendment 31 Stock Definitions - Final Action
H4 3 Comments Limited Entry Fixed Gear Follow On Actions and Fixed Gear Marking - Scoping
H5 0 Comments Electronic Monitoring Implementation Update
H6 1 Comment Endangered Species Workshop Report
H7 1 Comment 2025-2026 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures Planning
H8 0 Comments Inseason Management – Final Action
I. Salmon Management
I1 0 Comments Sacramento River Fall Chinook and Klamath River Fall Chinook Conservation Objectives - Scoping
J. Highly Migratory Species Management
J1 2 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
J2 0 Comments International Management Activities
J3 1 Comment Exempted Fishing Permits - Preliminary
J4 0 Comments Drift Gillnet Bycatch Performance Report
J5 1 Comment Swordfish Fishery Management Workshop - Scoping