“The Line” May 2016

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

The Line, Volume 5, No. 1, May 2016 is now available on the Council’s website. The Line is a summary of West Coast fisheries news published four or five times per year. This issue reports on decisions made at the March and April 2016 Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings.

You may view past issues of the “The Line” and the Council’s newsletters by visiting the Council’s Newsletter Archives webpage.

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions regarding The Line, May 2016, please direct them to: Ms. Jennifer Gilden, Information and Communications Specialist at (503) 820-2280 ext. 418 or toll free: 1-866-806-7204.

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June 21-28, 2016 Council Meeting Notice and Agenda

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory bodies will meet June 21‐28, 2016 in Tacoma, Washington to address issues related to salmon, groundfish, highly migratory species, Pacific Halibut, and habitat matters.

Please visit the “Current Council Meeting” webpage for meeting and agenda details.

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Reminder! Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) to Hold Webinar May 19

Monday, May 16th, 2016

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Spring 2016 Newsletter available online

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of Pacific Council News is now available on the Council’s website. You may view past issues of the Council’s newsletter by visiting the Council’s Newsletter Archives webpage.

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions regarding Pacific Council News, Spring 2016, please direct them to: Ms. Jennifer Gilden, Information and Communications Specialist at (503) 820-2280 ext. 418 or toll free: 1-866-806-7204.

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Reminder, HMSAS and HMSMT Webinar on Thursday, May 12

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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$3.4 million in grants for electronic technologies catch and compliance monitoring made available

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will award grants that catalyze the implementation of electronic technologies (ET) for catch and compliance monitoring in U.S. fisheries. They anticipate awarding approximately $3.4 million through this solicitation.  Please see their “2016 Electronic Monitoring and Reporting RFP” webpage.  Full Proposal Due Date: Monday, June 13, 2016 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact: Kristen Byler Kristen.Byler@nfwf.org (202) 595-2445.

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Council Adopts Preliminary Preferred Management Measures for 2017-2018

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

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Council Adopts Preliminary Preferred Management Measures for 2017-2018

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Salmon Preseason Report III, Council Adopted Management Measures and EA Part 3 for 2016 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations available online

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Notice of Availability

The following document: Preseason Report III Council Adopted Management Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2016 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations; Regulation Identifier Number 0648-BF56, published April 2016, is available on the Council’s Preseason Report III (2016) webpage.

For further information regarding the salmon management documents, or the salmon management preseason process, please contact Mr. Mike Burner at 503-820-2414 or toll free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 414.

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April 2016 Council Decisions Summary Document Online

Monday, April 18th, 2016

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met April 9-14, 2016 in Vancouver, Washington. The April 2016 Council Meeting Decisions Summary Document contains the highlights of significant decisions made at that meeting. Results of agenda items that do not reach a level of highlight significance are typically not described in the Decisions Summary Document.

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The Council has reopened solicitation for nominations to the vacant Groundfish Advisory Subpanel Washington Private Sport Seat

Monday, April 18th, 2016

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is requesting nominations of qualified candidates to fill the vacant Washington Private Recreational seat on its Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) for the 2016-2018 advisory body term. The position is for the remainder of a three-year term ending December 31, 2018. Appointments will be made at the June 23-28, 2016 Council meeting in Tacoma, Washington. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Please visit the Council’s “Current Advisory Body Vacancies” webpage for further information, including instructions on how to submit nominations.

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