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Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to Hold Webinar August 16

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) will hold a public meeting, via webinar, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Pacific Time), or until business for the day has been completed.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and consider a draft Terms of Reference for the 2018 review of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration acoustic-trawl survey methodology for Coastal Pelagic Species stocks. The CPSMT will also discuss future meeting planning.  Other topics may discussed, and public comment may be taken at the discretion of the CPSMT Chair.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar.
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 430-720-091
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  4. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number (1-914-614-3221)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code (517-298-471)
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar).

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, or XP
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See the GoToMeeting Webinar Apps)

You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt or contact him at 503-820-2280, extension 411 for technical assistance.

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.

Public comments during the webinar will be accepted from attendees at the discretion of the chair of the CPSMT.

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

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U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program; Public Meetings on Implementation (NOAA)

Monday, July 10th, 2017

NMFS will hold public meetings in the U.S. and abroad beginning July 2017. The intent of the meetings is to discuss implementation of the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program. All meetings are free of charge
and open to the public.

West Coast meetings will be held on the following dates and locations:

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Hilton Long Beach
    701 West Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90831
    Telephone: (562) 983–3400
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
    Seattle Airport—Southcenter
    16500 Southcenter Parkway
    Seattle, WA 98188
    Telephone: (206) 575–8220

For further information, please contact Celeste Leroux, NOAA, telephone: 202-816-0661; or see NOAA’s IUU fishing webpage.

This information posted as a courtesy to NOAA.

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Notice of Availability: Pacific Council News, Summer 2017

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Notice of Availability

The Summer 2017 issue of Pacific Council News is now available on the Council’s website. This newsletter reports mainly on decisions made at the June 2017 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting.

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, 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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Request for Nominations: Scientific and Statistical Committee At-Large Seat

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council is requesting nominations of qualified candidates to fill a vacant At-Large seat on its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) for the 2016-2018 advisory body term.

The Council relies on its SSC for independent, objective advice and analysis about verifiable scientific evidence and theoretical methodologies regarding west coast fishery management approaches and practices. The successful candidate should have knowledge of west coast fisheries and strong scientific expertise in statistics, biology, ecosystem dynamics, economics, fisheries management, population dynamics, fishery-related social science, or other related fields. At this time the Council is particularly interested in candidates experienced in stock assessment.

To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Please see the Council’s Advisory Body Vacancy webpage for full details on the position and how to apply.

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June 2017 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met June 9-14, 2017 in Spokane, Washington. The June 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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Quick Link to the June 2017 Briefing Book

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Use this “Quick Link” to the June 2017 Briefing Book:

June 2017 Briefing Book

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Agenda available for the May 31, 2017 Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and Advisory Subpanel Webinar

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

An agenda is now available for the May 31, 2017 webinar of the Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and Advisory Subpanel.

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June 2017 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The June 7-14, 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 June 7-14, 2017 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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Notice of Availability: Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) document available

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Notice of Availability

The Status of the Pacific Coast Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery; Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE), dated May 2017 is now available on the Council’s website. Please visit the CPS SAFE document webpage  to download the document.

The SAFE document contains information on CPS stock abundance, population trends, landings, and more. Please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin by phone 503-820-2409; toll free 1-866-806-7204 ext. 409 or by email:  Kerry.Griffin@noaa.gov if you have questions.

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June 2017 Briefing Book Available Online (with updated agenda)

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Notice of Availability

The Briefing Book for the June 7-14, 2017 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “June 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.

Please note:  the date of Agenda Item G. Pacific Halibut Management and some agenda items for C. Administrative Matters have changed from previously published June 2017 Council meeting agenda versions.  See Agenda Item A.4, June 2017 Council Meeting Agenda for the  most recent agenda.

For further information:

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