Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

April 2024 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Closed for written comment at 04/02/2024 05:00 PM PDT Closed for oral testimony sign-up

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Meeting Time: 04/06/2024 08:00 AM PDT

The following Agenda is subject to change.
Please be respectful and courteous with your comments.




Written comments are accepted in Advance of the meeting start date.
To submit a Written Public Comment, click on the Agenda Item below you wish to comment on. Fill in
your name, organization,
E-mail address (for confirmation E-mail to be sent), and either type in your Public Comment OR Attach it. 

You can sign up for oral testimony in the E-Portal starting 8am on the first day of the meeting.

IF REMOTE: Once signed up, on the day of the agenda item you wish to speak to, you MUST join the RingCentral meeting
as an attendee for your ability to speak. You will join in listen only mode, but a microphone icon will appear when your name is called.

IF IN PERSON: When your name is called, walk up to the pulic testimony table to present your comment.

Visit the April Council Meeting page and our FAQ page learn more.
If you have questions or concerns please contact & in advance of your agenda item.


The E-Portal will open on 3/12 and close at 5pm Pacific Time on 4/2. Comment received between 3/12 and 3/21 by 5pm Pacific Time
will become visible on 3/22 when Briefing Book materials are posted. Comments received between 3/22 and 4/2 will be viewable upon approval and no later than the start of the Council meeting.

 You may attach written comments to support your oral testimony, but they will not be visible until after public comment has ended and you have testified.
  If you wish to have a PowerPoint Presentation please sign up for comment check the box you will have a PowerPoint or Visual Aid, and
email the Presentation to PFMC IT Staff (Kris Kleinschmidt & Hayden York) no later than 5pm the day before the agenda item is scheduled. You will recieve a confirmation email when your submission was recieved.


A. Call to Order
A1 Opening Remarks, Roll Call, Agenda
B. Open Comment Period
B1 8 Comments Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Habitat Issues
C1 5 Comments Current Habitat Issues
D. Pacific Halibut Management
D1 1 Comment Incidental Catch Limits for the 2024 Salmon Troll Fishery – Final Action
E. Salmon Management
E1 6 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
E2 495 Comments Tentative Adoption of 2024 Management Measures for Analysis
E3 6 Comments Clarify Council Direction on 2024 Management Measures
E4 0 Comments Methodology Review Preliminary Topic Selection
E5 3 Comments Further Direction on 2024 Management Measures
E6 109 Comments 2024 Management Measures – Final Action
F. Groundfish Management
F1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report Including a Take Reduction Team Overview
F2 0 Comments Biennial Harvest Specifications for 2025-26 Fisheries - Final Preferred Alternatives
F3 6 Comments Inseason Management – Final Action
F4 3 Comments Sablefish Gear Switching – Final Action and Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Amendment
F5 0 Comments Preliminary Preferred Management Measure Alternatives for 2025-26 Fisheries
G. Administrative Matters
G1 0 Comments Fiscal Matters
G2 0 Comments Council Operations and Priorities
G3 0 Comments Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
G4 0 Comments Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
H. Cross Fishery Management Plan (FMP)
H1 1 Comment Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) Report
H2 0 Comments U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Annual Report
I. Coastal Pelagic Species Management
I1 0 Comments National Marine Fisheries Service Report
I2 0 Comments 2024-25 Exempted Fishing Permits (EFP) - Final Action
I3 1 Comment Pacific Sardine Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2024-25 – Final Action