Pacific Fishery Management Council

Pacific Fishery Management Council

June 2024 Council Meeting - Briefing Book Public Comments

Public Comments
Open for written comment until 06/03/2024 05:00 PM PDT Closed for oral testimony sign-up
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All comments are part of the public record.
Meeting Time: 06/08/2024 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.
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The E-Portal will open on 5/1/24 and close at 5pm Pacific Time on 6/3/24. Comment received between 5/1 and 5/16 by 5pm Pacific Time
will become visible on 5/17 when Briefing Book materials are posted. Comments received between 5/17 and 6/3 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 present 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 Comment Now (1) Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Administrative Matters
C1 Comment Now Council Coordination Committee (CCC) Update
C2 Comment Now Council Operations and Priorities
C3 Comment Now Legislative Matters
C4 Comment Now Fiscal Matters
C5 Approval of Council Meeting Record
C6 Comment Now Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures - 2025-27 Advisory Body Composition and Respectful Workplace Policies
C7 Comment Now Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
D. Habitat Issues
D1 Comment Now Current Habitat Issues
E. Salmon Management
E1 Comment Now Sacramento River Fall Chinook Workgroup – Progress Report
E2 Comment Now Queets River Spring/Summer Chinook Rebuilding Plan – Progress Report
F. Groundfish Management
F1 Comment Now National Marine Fisheries Service Report
F2 Comment Now Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Coral Research and Restoration Closures - Final Action
F3 Comment Now Final Stock Assessment Plan and Terms of Reference
F4 Comment Now Stock Definitions for Species Assessed in 2025 and 2027 – Range Of Alternatives
F5 Comment Now Fixed Gear Marking and Entanglement Risk Reduction – Final Action
F6 Comment Now 2025-26 Harvest Specifications, Management Measures, and Exempted Fishing Permits – Final Action
F7 Comment Now Inseason Management
G. Highly Migratory Species Management
G1 Comment Now National Marine Fisheries Service Report
G2 Comment Now International Management Activities
G3 Comment Now Exempted Fishing Permits
G4 Comment Now Drift Gillnet Bycatch Performance Report
H. Cross Fishery Management Plan
H1 Comment Now Marine Planning
H2 Comment Now NMFS Regional Equity and Environmental Justice (EEJ) Plan and EEJ Committee - Update
I. Coastal Pelagic Species Management
I1 Comment Now Stock Assessment Terms of Reference and Accepted Practices - Final Action