Ecosystem-based management blog

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 www.psmfc.org/careers. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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March 7-13, 2017 Council Meeting Notice and Agenda

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory bodies will meet March 7-13, 2017 in Vancouver, Washington. Advisory bodies will start Tuesday, March 7. The Council session will start on Wednesday, March 8 to address issues related to salmon, groundfish, highly migratory species, ecosystem, Pacific halibut, and habitat matters.

Please visit the March 2017 Council Meeting webpage for meeting and agenda details.

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Reminder Notice: Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to Hold Webinar January 10, 2017; Agenda now available

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

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Public Comment Deadline for the March 2017 Briefing Book

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Public Comment Deadline – March 2017 Advance Briefing Book

Public comment materials received BY 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 7, 2017, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the March meeting. This is known as the “Advance Briefing Book Deadline.”

Supplemental Public Comment Deadline

Public comment materials received at the Council office after the February 7, 5:00 pm deadline, but BY 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 28, 2017 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the March meeting. This is known as the “Supplemental Public Comment Deadline.”

How to Submit Comments

See the Council’s Briefing Book Public Comment Deadlines webpage for complete details on how to submit comments.  If your comments contain a PowerPoint presentation or video, please review the Council’s Protocol for Submitting Electronic Slide Presentation and Video Materials at the Meeting.

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