Coastal Pelagic Species blog

September 2017 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met September 13-18, 2017 in Boise, Idaho. The September 2017 Council Meeting Decision 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 Decision Summary Document.

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Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to Meet October 3-5 in La Jolla, CA

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT), October 3-5, 2017, in La Jolla, California.

The CPSMT meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3 and 8:30 a.m. each other day.  The meeting will adjourn each day at 5 p.m., or when business for the day has been completed.

Meeting Purpose

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss several items relevant to coastal pelagic species (CPS) management.  These include CPS Fishery Management Plan housekeeping updates, anchovy abundance and reference points, completion of the CPS Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation document, future meeting planning, and administrative items.  Public comment may be taken at the discretion of the CPSMT Chair.

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Location

The meetings will be held at the following location:

NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Krill Conference Room
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Telephone: 858-546-7000
Driving Directions

Additional Information

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Dale Sweetnam at 858-546-7170 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meetings, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; or toll free 1-866-806-7204.

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PRELIMINARY SEPTEMBER 2017 DRAFT MOTIONS IN WRITING

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Cautionary Note — These preliminary motions do not represent the final official administrative record. The motions and amendments contained in this blog are as projected on the screen at the Council meeting at the time of the Council vote and often use expedited language and references without the benefit of any final editing or proofing. They may use short-hand language or abbreviations that may not be clear without the context of verbal comments and clarifications made during their development at the meeting, or may contain inadvertent transposition errors. They have not been approved by the Council to represent the final official record of Council action. The final official record will be posted on the Council website after the Council approves the full meeting record at a future Council meeting.

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Agenda and materials available for the September 6, 2017 CPSAS conference call

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Agenda and materials available for the September 6, 2017 CPSAS conference call.

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September 2017 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

The September 11-18, 2017 Council Meeting “Fast Facts” are available. Fast Facts are answers to FAQs that can help you get oriented for the upcoming meeting (transportation, internet code, hotel map).

If you have additional questions regarding the September 11-18, 2017 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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September 2017 Briefing Book Available Online

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Notice of Availability

The Briefing Book for the September 11-18, 2017 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “September 2017 Briefing Book” webpage. The Briefing Book contains the meeting agenda, “situation summaries” (brief summaries that provide background for each agenda item), reports and materials for each agenda item, and written public comment. Advisory body and committee agendas and memos are also available.

For further information:

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Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel to Hold Conference Call September 6

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) will hold a meeting via conference call that is open to the public.  The conference call will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m or until business for the day has been completed.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and consider 1) a draft of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s  Acoustic-Trawl Survey Methodology Review Terms of Reference for coastal pelagic species stocks; and 2) the Ecosystem Workgroup Report on Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiatives: Scoping and Selection.  Both topics are to be considered at the September Council meeting, and the CPSAS may develop supplemental reports on these topics. The CPSAS will also discuss future meeting planning, and public comment may be taken at the discretion of the CPSAS Co-Chairs.

Conference Call Agenda and Materials

Conference Call Dial-In Number

To attend the conference call, dial this toll-free number:  866-692-4538; enter participant code 2366028.

Public Listening Station

A public listening station will also be provided at the Council office.

Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
503-820-2280
Driving Directions

Additional information

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the conference call, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll-free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 409.

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Announcing the FY18 Saltonstall-Kennedy Federal Funding Opportunity

Friday, August 11th, 2017

August 11 is the start of the Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant Program application solicitation for FY 2018; continuing with the early “pre-proposal” grant process from FY 2017 that will reduce the burden of preparing full proposals on projects that do not meet program criteria. Pre-proposals will be accepted for 60 days, August 11 through October 10, 2017. To maximize time and familiarity, NOAA Fisheries will conduct at least two public webinars for interested stakeholders to walk them through the process and answer any questions.

Briefly, the “pre-proposal” process is a required step that will provide applicants with early clarification from NOAA as to the technical merits and relevancy of their project. This step provides applicants an early indication of their project’s eligibility before going through the more intensive process of developing a full project proposal.

The 2018 priority focus areas were modified. This year, the priority focus areas are Marine Aquaculture; Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems; Promotion, Development, and Marketing; and Territorial Science.

Grant awards are dependent on the availability of Federal funding as provided in enacted Appropriations Acts.
This FFO is being released prior to final appropriations due to award process timeframes. While the FY 2018 President’s budget proposed $0 for this program, final Congressional direction has not been determined. As stated clearly in the FFO, applicants are not guaranteed any level of funding.

For a full listing of the priority focus areas, the pre-proposal process and all other relevant information, please visit NOAA’s SK Grants page or please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=Saltonstall for the Federal Funding Opportunity.

For more information, please contact the National S-K Manager, Daniel Namur at dan.namur@noaa.gov, telephone: (301) 427-8730, or any of the Regional Managers listed in the FFO.

This information posted as a courtesy to NOAA.

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September 11-18, 2017 Council Meeting Agenda and Meeting Notice now available

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

September 11-18, 2017 Council Meeting Agenda and Meeting Notice now available!

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Reminder: The Council is seeking nominations for it’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (At-Large Seat)

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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