Ecosystem-based management blog

Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to Hold Webinar June 19

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017  from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, or when business for the day is completed.

Purpose of the Webinar

In March 2017, the Council requested the EWG discuss the two ecosystem initiatives identified in Appendix A to the Council’s Fishery Ecosystem Plan:  A combined initiative on the socio-economic effects of fisheries management practices on fishing communities (A.2.7) and on human recruitment to the fisheries (A.2.6), and an initiative on the effects of near-term climate shift and long-term climate change on our fish, fisheries, and fishing communities (A.2.8). The EWG intends to discuss the specific objectives of the initiatives, inventory available information, and propose a timeline for completing either or both initiatives. The Council directed the EWG to report back at the September 2017 Council meeting.  The purpose of this webinar is for the EWG to discuss the tasks outlined above and begin planning their report for the September 2017 Council meeting.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 473-224-379
  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 (631) 992-3221 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Then enter the Attendee phone audio access code 887-175-225
  6. Then 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
Driving Directions

Additional information

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the EWG chair.

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 EWG webinar, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.


Notice of Availability: Pacific Council News, Spring 2017

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Notice of Availability

The Spring 2017 issue of Pacific Council News is now available on the Council’s website. This newsletter reports mainly on decisions made at the March and April 2017 Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings.

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.


June 7-14, 2017 Council Meeting Agenda and Meeting Notice now available

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

The June 7-14, 2017 Meeting Notice and Agenda is now available online!


Pacific STATES Marine Fisheries Commission Job Announcement: Data Management Specialist 2 (RecFin)

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSFMC), Recreational Fisheries Information Network (RecFIN) is hiring a full time Data Management Specialist 2 (Natural Sciences) to be located in Portland, Oregon.

See full job announcement and apply only at Reference: Job #17-874, “Data Management Specialist 2 (Natural Sciences)”.  Application deadline is 9:00 PM Pacific Time, the day before the closing date.

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is an Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, you may call the PSMFC human resources office at (503) 595-3100 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday-Friday. Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.

This information posted as a courtesy to PSMFC Human Resources Department.


Request for Nominations: Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS) California Seat

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council is requesting nominations of qualified candidates to fill a vacant California seat on its Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS) for the 2016-2018 advisory body term.  The EAS is charged with advising the Council on issues associated with its Fishery Ecosystem Plan.

To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m. PDT, Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Please see the Council’s Advisory Body Vacancy webpage for full details.


Pre-March 2017 Council Meeting Video briefing for Agenda Item F.3, Fishery Ecosystem Initiatives

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Uploaded to our website: A pre-March 2017 Council meeting video briefing for Agenda Item F.3, Fishery Ecosystem Initiatives (video by Ms. Yvonne deReynier).

Please visit the March 2017 Briefing Book webpage, Agenda Item F.3 to view and/or download the pre-meeting video briefing.


March 2017 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The March 7-13, 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).


Attention PFMC authorized travelers: February 2017 Travel Rules available on our website

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

We have made available on our Travel and Reimbursement webpage an updated version of the PFMC Travel Rules, dated February 2017. Please take the time to read through the travel rules.

All nonfederal Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) members of the Council, Scientific and Statistical Committee, advisory subpanels, technical teams, work groups, ad hoc committees, staff, special consultants, and individuals of specific invitation to travel are eligible to receive reimbursement for limited per diem travel expenses when away from their home station or while away from their work location in the metropolitan area of their residence, when authorized to travel for Council-related purposes. Travel expenses for which reimbursement is allowable will be confined to those expenses essential to transacting official Council business.


March 2017 Briefing Book Available Online

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Notice of Availability

The Briefing Book for the March 2017 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “March 2017 Briefing Book” webpage. The Briefing Book contains “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.


Materials available for the February 9th Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Economics Subcommittee Webinar

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017