Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

November 2023 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Closed for written comment at 10/30/2023 05:00 PM PDT Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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Meeting Time: 11/03/2023 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 4 Comments Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Administrative Matters
C1 0 Comments Council Coordination Committee Report
C2 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 2023 Accomplishments and 2024 Priorities
C3 0 Comments Marine Planning
C4 0 Comments Fiscal Matters
C5 0 Comments Legislative Matters
C6 Approval of Council Meeting Record
C7 0 Comments Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
C8 0 Comments Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
D. Salmon Management
D1 2 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report Including Stock Status Determinations
D2 0 Comments Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Amendment 24: Southern Resident Killer Whale Threshold Clarifications – Final
D3 0 Comments Final Methodology Review
D4 1 Comment Final 2024 Preseason Management Schedule and 2024 Management Framework for California Chinook Fisheries
D5 2 Comments Klamath River Fall Chinook Workgroup Progress Report
E. Groundfish Management
E1 4 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
E2 41 Comments Adopt Quillback Rebuilding Analyses, Catch-Only Projections, and Revised Projections
E3 143 Comments Final Inseason Adjustments for 2023 and 2024, Including 2024 Whiting Set-Asides – Part I
E4 8 Comments Sablefish Gear Switching – Preliminary Preferred Alternative
E5 61 Comments Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2025-2026 – Part I
E6 1 Comment Preliminary Exempted Fishing Permits for 2025-2026
E7 0 Comments Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2025-2026 – Part II
E8 1 Comment Phase 2 Stock Definitions – Planning
E9 20 Comments Final Inseason Adjustments for 2023-2024 – Part II, If Necessary
F. Highly Migratory Species Management
F1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
F2 0 Comments Highly Migratory Species Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Amendment – Final
F3 0 Comments Highly Migratory Species Roadmap Workshop
G. Pacific Halibut Management
G1 663 Comments 2024 Catch Sharing Plan and Regulations – Final