NMFS announces draft EIS available for deep-set buoy gear authorization, Amendment 6 to the HMS FMP

NOAA Fisheries announces the release of a draft environmental impact statement (EIS), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, which includes an analysis of the potential short- and long-term impacts of the proposed action to authorize fishing with deep-set buoy gear (DSBG) in federal waters off the U.S. West Coast, on the human (biological, physical, social, and economic) environment. In 2019, the Pacific Fishery Management Council recommended that NMFS authorize DSBG to fish in federal waters south of the Oregon-Washington border based on data from DSBG trials under exempted fishing permits (EFPs) from 2015 through 2018. In its Draft EIS, NMFS also includes data from DSBG EFP trials conducted in 2019 and 2020 to project potential impacts of the proposed action. 

Draft EIS for Proposed Amendment 6 to the Fishery Management Plan for West Coast Highly Migratory Species Fisheries: Authorization of Deep-set Buoy Gear

NMFS bulletin page (additional background information on the action)

September 2021 Briefing Book

September 2021 Council Meeting

A. Call to Order

B. Open Comment Period

C. Groundfish Management

D. Highly Migratory Species Management

E. Administrative Matters

F. Salmon Management

G. Pacific Halibut Management

H. Ecosystem Management

I. Habitat Issues

Advisory Body and Committee Agendas AND Committee Memos

Advisory Body and Committee Agendas

Advisory Body and Committee Memos

Informational Reports, General Information, and Membership Roster

Informational Reports

General Information and Membership Roster

  • General Information: Membership Roster (dated August 19, 2021 for the September 2021 briefing book); “Seating Chart”; Council Meeting Schedule

Ad Hoc Climate and Communities Core Team to hold online briefing for Council committees and public September 2, 2021

This post was generated by and redirects to https://www.pcouncil.org/events/ad-hoc-climate-and-communities-core-team-to-hold-online-briefing-for-council-committees-and-public-september-2-2021/.

Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to hold Fishery Ecosystem Plan update briefing for Council advisory bodies and the public September 2, 2021

This post was generated by and redirects to https://www.pcouncil.org/events/ad-hoc-ecosystem-workgroup-to-hold-fishery-ecosystem-plan-update-briefing-for-council-advisory-bodies-and-the-public-september-2-2021/.

Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Ecosystem Subcommittee to hold online meeting August 31-September 1, 2021

This post was generated by and redirects to https://www.pcouncil.org/events/scientific-and-statistical-committees-ecosystem-subcommittee-to-hold-online-meeting-august-31-september-1-2021/.

Groundfish Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting August 17, 2021

This post was generated by and redirects to https://www.pcouncil.org/events/groundfish-subcommittee-of-the-scientific-and-statistical-committee-to-hold-online-meeting-august-17-2021/.