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March 2020 Briefing Book

Recent reports

A. Call to Order

B. Open Comment Period

C. Administrative Matters

D. Habitat Issues

E. Salmon Management

  • E.1 Situation Summary: National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    • E.1 Attachment 1: Letter regarding schedule for the 2020 salmon season regulatory review from Mr. Chris Oliver, Assistant Director of Fisheries to Mr. Chuck Tracy, Executive Director of Pacific Fishery Management Council; received January 29, 2020
    • E.1 Attachment 2: Letter of Notice of Intent to Sue from Wild Fish Conservancy to U.S. Department of Commerce and National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to ensure that their authorization of the southeast Alaska salmon fisheries does not jeopardize the continued existence of the Southern Resident Killer Whale and four Chinook salmon species; received January 9, 2020
    • E.1.b, Supplemental NWFSC Report 1: Salmon-related publications of the Northwest and Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2019-present

F. Pacific Halibut Management

  • F.3 Situation Summary: Transition of Area 2A Fishery Management
    • F.3, Attachment 1: Letter from Pacific Fishery Management Council Chair Philip Anderson to International Pacific Halibut Commission Executive Director Dr. Wilson Regarding Council Recommendations for the 2020 Non-Indian Commercial Directed Halibut Fishery, dated December 13, 2019
    • F.3, Attachment 2: Draft Range of Alternatives for the Proposed Transfer of Management Responsibilities for Area 2A Pacific Halibut Fisheries with Focus on the Non-Indian Directed Commercial Fishery

G. Ecosystem Management

H. Groundfish Management

  • H.3 Situation Summary: Update on Exempted Fishing Permits for 2021-2022
    • H.3, Attachment 1: Summary of Council November 2019 Actions on 2021-2022 EFP
    • H.3, Attachment 2: Year-Round Coastwide Midwater Rockfish EFP: Monitoring and Minimizing Salmon Bycatch When Targeting Rockfish in the Shorebased IFQ Fishery, 2021-2022
    • H.3, Attachment 3: January 31, 2020 letter from Kotow and Lasko Withdrawing CCA CAL/Okuma Fishing Tackle EFP Proposal
    • H.3, Attachment 4: Groundfish EFP Proposal: Yellowtail Rockfish Jig Fishing off California
    • H.3, Attachment 5: Commercial Midwater Hook-and-Line Rockfish in RCA off Oregon
    • H.3, Attachment 6: Proposal for an Exempted Fishery Permit, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Enhanced Yelloweye Recreational Fishery Biological Sampling
    • H.3, Attachment 7: Monterey Bay Regional Exempted Fishing Permit Targeting Chilipepper Rockfish
    • H.3, Attachment 8: December 9, 2019 letter from Mr. Phil Anderson to Mr. Chris Oliver
    • H.3, Attachment 9: February 4, 2020, letter from Mr. Chris Oliver to Mr. Phil Anderson
    • H.3.a, CDFW Report 1: California Department of Fish And Wildlife Report on 2021-2022 Exempted Fishing Permits

I. Highly Migratory Species Management

Ancillary Meetings (Advisory Body and Committee Agendas AND Committee Memos)

Ancillary Agendas

Advisory Body and Committee Memos

Informational Reports, General Information, and Membership Roster

Informational Reports

General Information and Membership Roster

  • General Information for March 2020: Chair’s Reception Flyer, Future Meeting Schedule, Hotel Floor Plan (meeting room layout), Council Member Seating Chart, and Membership Roster