Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

March 2024 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Open for written comment until 03/01/2024 05:00 PM PST Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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All comments are part of the public record.
Meeting Time: 03/06/2024 08:00 AM PST

The following Agenda is subject to change.



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A. Call to Order
A1 Opening Remarks
B. Open Comment Period
B1 Comment Now (7) Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Salmon Management
C1 Comment Now National Marine Fisheries Service Report
C2 Comment Now (1) Review of 2023 Fisheries and Summary of 2024 Stock Forecasts
C3 Comment Now (1) Klamath Dam Removal Update
C4 Comment Now Klamath River Fall Chinook Workgroup Report and 2024 Management Options – Final Guidance
C5 Comment Now Identify Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2024 Management Alternatives
C6 Comment Now (2) Recommendations for 2024 Management Alternative Analysis
C7 Comment Now Further Direction for 2024 Management Alternatives
C8 Comment Now Further Direction for 2024 Management Alternatives
C9 Comment Now (1) Adopt 2024 Management Alternatives for Public Review
C10 Comment Now Appoint Salmon Hearings Officers
D. Habitat Issues
D1 Comment Now Current Habitat Issues
E. Cross Fishery Management Plan (FMP)
E1 Council and Scientific and Statistical Committee Discussion
E2 Comment Now (9) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries: Coral Restoration and Research Plan – Range of Alternatives and Preliminary Preferred Alternative
E3 Comment Now Marine Planning
F. Groundfish Management
F1 Comment Now (3) National Marine Fisheries Service Report and Electronic Monitoring Update
F2 Comment Now (63) Consideration of Additional California Quillback Rockfish Analyses and Adopt Rebuilding Analysis
F3 Comment Now (9) Initial Stock Assessment Plan and Terms of Reference
F4 Comment Now Trawl Cost Recovery Annual Report
F5 Comment Now (1) Implementation of the 2024 Pacific Whiting Fishery under the U.S./Canada Agreement
F6 Comment Now Fixed Gear Marking and Entanglement Risk Reduction– Preliminary Preferred Alternative
F7 Comment Now (39) 2025-26 Fisheries Analysis Update and Adopt California Quillback Rockfish Harvest Specifications and Rebuilding Parameters
F8 Comment Now (33) Inseason Adjustments – Final Action
G. Pacific Halibut Management
G1 Comment Now (10) International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Report
G2 Comment Now (14) Incidental Catch Recommendations: Options for Salmon Troll and Final Action for Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries
H. Ecosystem Management
H1 Comment Now (1) California Current Ecosystem Status Report
H2 Comment Now Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiative 4 – Progress Review
H3 Comment Now Climate and Communities Initiative Review and Prioritize Tasks
I. Highly Migratory Species Management
I1 Comment Now National Marine Fisheries Service Report
I2 Comment Now International Management Activities
I3 Comment Now (1) Highly Migratory Species Roadmap Workshop – Final Planning
J. Administrative Matters
J1 Approval of Council Meeting Record
J2 Comment Now Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
J3 Comment Now Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning