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Habitat Committee to Hold Webinar Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council’s) Habitat Committee (HC) will hold a webinar that is open to the public.   The HC webinar will be on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Time, or when business for the day is complete.  The HC will develop a report for the Pacific Council pertaining to Oroville Dam relicensing, including preliminary fish weir plans, thermal controls, and timing of the relicensing process.  The HC’s report will be conveyed for consideration by the Pacific Council at its September 11-18, 2017 meeting in Boise, Idaho.

Webinar Agenda

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 925-539-683
  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: +1 562-247-8422 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code: 323-770-274
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Technical Information and User Requirements

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

There will also be a public listening station available 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

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

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 503-820-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.  If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Ms. Jennifer Gilden at 503-820-2418; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Salmon Technical Team and Model Evaluation Workgroup to Hold Webinar August 24

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council’s) Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public, to discuss and make recommendations on issues on the Council’s September 2017 agenda.  The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 24, from 10 a.m. until business is completed for the day.

The STT and MEW will discuss items on the Pacific Council’s September 2017 meeting agenda.  Major topics include, but are not limited to, Salmon Methodology Review and the Sacramento River Winter Chinook Harvest Control Rule Update.  The STT and MEW may also address one or more of the Council’s scheduled Administrative Matters.

Webinar Agenda

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 287-587-251
  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: 1-213-929-4232
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code: 612-742-547
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Public Listening Station

There will also be a public listening station available at the Council office.

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

Technical Information and User Requirements

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.

Additional information

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the STT and MEW chairs.

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 503-820-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.  If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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SSC and SSC Groundfish Subcommittee to Hold Two Meetings August 28 and 29 in Seattle, WA

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and the SSC’s Groundfish Subcommittee will convene two meetings.  The meetings are open to the public, and will also be streamed online for those who want to follow the proceedings remotely.

The purpose of the August 28 SSC meeting is to review draft 2017 stock assessment documents, stock assessment review (STAR) panel reports, and any other pertinent information for new benchmark stock assessments for lingcod, Pacific ocean perch, yelloweye rockfish, yellowtail rockfish, blue rockfish, deacon rockfish, and California scorpionfish.; review catch-only updates of 2015 assessments for canary and chilipepper rockfish; and consider endorsing these assessments for use by the Pacific Council family and other interested persons for developing management recommendations for fisheries in 2019 and beyond.  Additionally, the SSC will consider endorsing new 2019 and 2020 overfishing limits and stock categories for groundfish stocks.

The purpose of the August 29 SSC Groundfish Subcommittee meeting is to review new proposed analyses informing sigmas (i.e., values associated with assessment uncertainty) for older assessments and the proxy stock categories used to determine acceptable biological catches for groundfish stocks.  Additionally, the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee will review a proposal for a new stock assessment methodology for determining stock compositions from mixed stock landings.  No management actions will be decided by the SSC or the SSC’s Groundfish Subcommittee.  The SSC members’ role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the Pacific Council at its September meeting in Boise, Idaho.  The full SSC is expected to complete their reports at their September meeting in Boise, Idaho.

Meeting Materials

Meeting Dates

The SSC meeting will be held Monday, August 28, 2017 from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) or when business for the day has been completed. The SSC’s Groundfish Subcommittee will meet on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. or when business for the day has been completed.

Meeting Location

Both meetings will be held at the following location:

National Marine Fisheries Service Western Regional Center
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
7600 Sand Point Way NE, Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
Telephone: 206-526-4000

Driving Directions

Members of the SSC’s Groundfish Subcommittee will be attending the meeting in person at the NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center and the rest of the SSC are invited to attend both meetings via webinar.

All visitors to the National Marine Fisheries Service Western Regional Center’s Sand Point facility should bring one of the following forms of identification:

  • Enhanced Driver’s License from the states of Washington, Minnesota, and New York
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Passport Card
  • U.S. Department of Defense CAC
  • U.S. Federal agency HSPD-12 compliant ID cards
  • U.S. Veterans ID
  • U.S. Military Dependent’s ID Card
  • U.S. Trusted Traveler Card – Global Entry, SENTRI, or NEXUS
  • U.S. Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • State issued Real ID Compliant Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards.

Visitors who are foreign nationals (defined as a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States) will require additional security clearance to access the NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center.  Foreign national visitors should contact Dr. Martin Dorn at 206-526-6548 at least two weeks prior to the meeting date to initiate the security clearance process.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 368-736-003
  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 (1-562-247-8422)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code (639-618-333)
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

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.

Additional Information

Public Comments during the meetings will be received from attendees at the discretion of the SSC  and SSC Groundfish Subcommittee Chairs.  For more information regarding this meeting, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2413; toll free 1-866-806-7204.

The 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 503-820-2280, ext. 411, at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

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Groundfish Management Team to Hold Webinars August 2 and September 6

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold two webinars that are open to the public.  The GMT webinars will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Webinar end times are estimates, meetings will adjourn when business for each day is completed.

The primary purpose of the GMT webinars is to prepare for the September 2017 Pacific Council meeting.  A detailed agenda for each webinar will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting.  The GMT may also address other assignments relating to groundfish management.  No management actions will be decided by the GMT.  The GMT’s task will be to develop recommendations for consideration by the Pacific Council at its meetings in 2017.

Agenda

To Attend the Webinars

The following login instructions will work for any of the webinars in this series.

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 740-284-043
  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  572-823-832
  6. Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

NOTE: We have disabled Mic/Speakers as on option and require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate.

Technical Information and 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 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

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the GMT 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 webinar, please contact Ms. Kelly Ames at 503-820-2426; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Technical and Policy Advisory Committees to Hold Webinar September 6

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Trawl Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Technical Advisory Committee and Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee (GEM Committees) will hold a joint work session via webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar meeting will be held September 6, 2017, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or when business for each day has been completed.

The GEM Committees will discuss items on the Pacific Council’s September 2017 meeting agenda with the discussions focused on, but not limited to, Electronic Monitoring (EM) – Preliminary Pacific Halibut Discard Mortality Rates and Third-Party Review.  The GEM Committees may also address one or more of the Council’s scheduled Administrative Matters.  The Committees will discuss analytical results of halibut discard mortality rates as observed under the Pacific Council’s electronic monitoring program for the limited entry groundfish non-whiting midwater trawl and bottom trawl fisheries when fishing under the non-trawl shorebased individual fishing quota program.  In addition, the Committees will discuss policy implications of the Council’s preferred alternative for the industry to use solely the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission as the EM review provider when the program is implemented in regulation.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-meeting
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 405-536-325
  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+ (872) 240-3412 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code: 405-536-325
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Technical Information and 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 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

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the GEM Committee chairs.

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 webinar, please contact Mr. Brett Wiedoff at 503-820-2424; toll-free 1-866-806-7204; ext. 424.

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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 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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September 11-18, 2017 Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet September 11-18, 2017 in Boise, Idaho, to address issues related to groundfish, coastal pelagic species, highly migratory species, salmon, ecosystem, Pacific halibut, and habitat matters.

Meeting Location

The Riverside Hotel
2900 Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID 83714
Phone: 208-343-1871

Proposed Detailed Agenda and Meeting Notice

Briefing Book

  • The September 2017 briefing book link will be available on or around the afternoon of August 25, 2017

September 2017 Advance Briefing Book Public Comment Deadline

Public comment materials received BY 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Tuesday, August 15, 2017, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the September meeting. This is known as the “Advance Briefing Book Deadline.”

Supplemental Public Comment Deadline

Public comment materials received at the Council office after the August 15, 5:00 pm deadline, but BY 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Tuesday, September 5, 2017 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the September meeting. This is known as the “Supplemental Public Comment Deadline.”

PUBLIC COMMENT GUIDELINES AFTER THE SEPTEMBER 5TH DEADLINE

  • Written comments received after the deadline specified above will not be photocopied and
    distributed by the Council staff.
  • Individuals are encouraged to attend the Council meeting and present their testimony orally.
  • Written comments submitted in person in support of verbal testimony at the meeting will be
    made part of the Council’s record for that meeting.
  • For such late comments, individuals should submit their written comments to Council staff no
    later than 5 p.m. the day before the corresponding agenda item is scheduled on the Council’s
    agenda. These written submissions should include the submitter’s name, the Council Agenda
    Item Number, and the Council meeting date.
  • Comments will be accepted in electronic form and hard copy.
  • Hard copy submissions will be converted to electronic form for distribution.
  • The public should be aware that the Council does not have time to thoroughly review extensive
    written comments submitted at the meeting. The Council’s advisory entities may not have a
    chance to review such comment at all.
  • The Council will not pay for comments transmitted to the meeting hotel.
  • Comments submitted that are not in support of oral testimony will be included in the briefing
    materials for the next Council meeting.

Protocol for Submitting Electronic Slide Presentation and Video Materials at the Meeting

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Notice of Availability: public review draft of the groundfish trawl catch share program five-year review

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council has released a public review draft of its groundfish trawl catch share program five-year review.  The public is invited to provide comments on this draft for the November 2017 Council meeting, at which time the Council is scheduled to finalize the review document.

Draft Document for Public Review

How to Comment

Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Tuesday, October 17, 2017.   Please submit comments to:

E-Mail: pfmc.comments@noaa.gov

You may also send your comments to:

Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, Oregon 97220-1384

For more information on the catch share review, please see the five-year review webpage.  If you have questions, contact the staff officer for trawl catch shares: Dr. Jim Seger (Jim.Seger@noaa.gov) phone: (503) 820-2280 ext. 416 or toll free (866) 806-7204, ext. 416.

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