Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

September 2023 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Closed for written comment at 09/05/2023 05:00 PM PDT Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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Meeting Time: 09/09/2023 08:00 AM PDT

The following Agenda is subject to change.



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A. Call to Order
A1 Opening Remarks
B. Open Comment Period
B1 2 Comments Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Salmon Management
C1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Report
C2 0 Comments Methodology Review - Final Topic Selection
C3 1 Comment Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Amendment 24: Southern Resident Killer Whale Chinook Threshold Clarifications
D. Pacific Halibut Management
D1 11 Comments Preliminary Catch Sharing Plan and Regulations for Implementation in 2024 or Later
E. Habitat Issues
E1 0 Comments Current Habitat Issues
F. Ecosystem Management
F1 2 Comments Initiative 4: Ecosystem and Climate Information - Progress Report
G. Groundfish Management
G1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
G2 2 Comments Adopt Stock Assessments
G3 0 Comments Stock Assessment Methodology Review - Final Topics
G4 6 Comments Fixed Gear Marking and Entanglement Risk Reduction; Limited Entry Fixed Gear Follow On Actions
G5 3 Comments Cordell Bank Conservation Area Revisions – Scoping
G6 0 Comments Initial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures Actions for 2025-2026
G7 0 Comments Final Trawl Cost Project Phase 1 Report and Next Steps for the Trawl Catch Share and Allocation Reviews
G8 47 Comments Harvest Specifications Technical Corrections and Inseason Adjustments – Final Action
H. Administrative Matters
H1 2 Comments Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Designation
H2 3 Comments Greater Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries Coral Restoration and Research Plan - Scoping
H3 0 Comments Marine Planning Update
H4 CANCELLED: Magnuson-Stevens Act Confidentiality Provisions - Proposed Rule
H5 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Geographic Strategic Plan and Regional Equity and Environmental Justice Implementation Plan
H6 0 Comments National Standard 4,8,9 Considerations and National Standard 1 Technical Guidance
H7 1 Comment Fiscal Matters
H8 0 Comments Approval of Council Meeting Record
H9 0 Comments Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
H10 0 Comments Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
I. Highly Migratory Species Management
I1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
I2 0 Comments International Management Activities
I3 0 Comments Exempted Fishing Permits - Final
I4 1 Comment Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act - Transition Update
I5 0 Comments Highly Migratory Species Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Amendment - Preliminary
I6 0 Comments Opah Stock Considerations