September 11-18, 2017 Council Meeting

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet September 11-18, 2017 in Boise, Idaho, to address issues related to groundfish, coastal pelagic species, highly migratory species, salmon, ecosystem, Pacific halibut, and habitat matters.

Meeting Location

The Riverside Hotel
2900 Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID 83714
Phone: 208-343-1871

Proposed Detailed Agenda and Meeting Notice

Briefing Book

  • The September 2017 briefing book link will be available on or around the afternoon of August 25, 2017

September 2017 Advance Briefing Book Public Comment Deadline

Public comment materials received BY 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Tuesday, August 15, 2017, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the September meeting. This is known as the “Advance Briefing Book Deadline.”

Supplemental Public Comment Deadline

Public comment materials received at the Council office after the August 15, 5:00 pm deadline, but BY 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Tuesday, September 5, 2017 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the September meeting. This is known as the “Supplemental Public Comment Deadline.”


  • Written comments received after the deadline specified above will not be photocopied and
    distributed by the Council staff.
  • Individuals are encouraged to attend the Council meeting and present their testimony orally.
  • Written comments submitted in person in support of verbal testimony at the meeting will be
    made part of the Council’s record for that meeting.
  • For such late comments, individuals should submit their written comments to Council staff no
    later than 5 p.m. the day before the corresponding agenda item is scheduled on the Council’s
    agenda. These written submissions should include the submitter’s name, the Council Agenda
    Item Number, and the Council meeting date.
  • Comments will be accepted in electronic form and hard copy.
  • Hard copy submissions will be converted to electronic form for distribution.
  • The public should be aware that the Council does not have time to thoroughly review extensive
    written comments submitted at the meeting. The Council’s advisory entities may not have a
    chance to review such comment at all.
  • The Council will not pay for comments transmitted to the meeting hotel.
  • Comments submitted that are not in support of oral testimony will be included in the briefing
    materials for the next Council meeting.

Protocol for Submitting Electronic Slide Presentation and Video Materials at the Meeting