September 2023 briefing book

September 2023 Council Meeting

A. Call to order

B. Open comment period

C. Salmon management

D. Pacific halibut management

E. Habitat issues

F. Ecosystem management

G. Groundfish management

H. Administrative matters

  • H.4 Situation Summary: Magnuson-Stevens Act Confidentiality Provisions – Proposed RuleCANCELLED
  • H.8 Situation Summary: Approval of Council Meeting Record
    • H.8, Attachment 1: Draft Council Meeting Record: 272nd Session of the Pacific Fishery Management Council, June 21-27, 2023 (Electronic Only)

I. Highly migratory species management

  • I.2 Situation Summary: International Management Activities
    • I.2, Attachment 1: Summary Report of the Nineteenth Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Northern Committee (Electronic Only)
    • I.2, Attachment 2: Guide to Key Elements in the Report of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Northern Committee 19th Regular Session
    • I.2, Attachment 3: Report of the Twenty-Third Meeting of the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean (Electronic Only)
    • I.2.a, Supplemental NMFS Report 1:  Updates on recent meetings of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Northern Committee
    • I.2.a, Supplemental HMSAS Report 1

Advisory body and committee agendas

Advisory body and committee memos

SSC materials

For SSC meeting discussion, the following items are available (Electronic Only)

Informational reports

  • Informational Report 1: California Department of Fish and Wildlife Final Report on 2021-2022 Exempted Fishing Permit
  • Informational Report 2:  Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Final Report on Exempted Fishing Permit Project to Conduct Enhanced Yelloweye Recreational Fishery Biological Sampling
  • Informational Report 3:  2021/2022 Final Report for the Emley Platt EFP; 2023/2024 Interim Report
  • Informational Report 4:  Monterey Bay Regional Chilipepper Rockfish Final Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Report 2021-2022
  • Informational Report 5:  NOAA Fisheries’ Marine Recreational Information Program Certification of West Coast Recreational Fishing Surveys
  • Supplemental Informational Report 6:  Procedural Directive: Guidance on Council Authority for Preparing Fishery Management Plans for Stocks that May Extend across the Geographic Areas of more than one Council, pursuant to MSA §304(f)
  • Supplemental Informational Report 7:  Year-Round Coastwide Midwater Trawl Gear EFP: Monitoring and Minimizing Salmon Bycatch When Targeting Rockfish in the Shorebased IFQ Fishery; 2021-2022 Final Trawl Gear EFP Report
  • Supplemental Informational Report 8:  “Reintroducing Salmon to the Upper Columbia River”; Presentation to the PFMC Salmon Advisory Subpanel, Sept 8, 2023

General Information and Membership Roster

Recent reports