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Habitat Committee to Conduct a Webinar

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Habitat Committee (HC) will hold a webinar that is open to the public on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

New! Agenda

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/539285365
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 539-285-365
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)

Please use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (872) 240-3212  (not a toll-free number); then enter the Attendee phone audio access code  539-285-365; then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar).  Participants are encouraged to use their telephone, as this is the best practice to avoid technical issues and excessive feedback.  (See the PFMC GoToMeeting Audio Diagram for best practices).

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 425 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

Purpose of the Meeting

The primary purpose of the HC working meeting is to prepare for the September 2015 Council meeting, specifically Council Agenda Item H.8, Amendment to Modify Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat and to Adjust Rockfish Conservation Areas. Public comment will be accommodated if time allows, at the discretion of the HC Chair. The HC’s task will be to develop recommendations for consideration by the Pacific Council at its September 9-16, 2015 meeting in Sacramento, California.

For Further Information

This listening station is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2425 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the conference call, please contact Ms. Jennifer Gilden at 503-820-2418; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Groundfish Management Team to Conduct a Webinar

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a webinar that is open to the public on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 1 p.m. until business for the day is completed.

Meeting Materials

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: 137-066-219
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)

Please use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (562) 247-8321  (not a toll-free number); then enter the Attendee phone audio access code  692-754-402; then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar).  Participants are encouraged to use their telephone, as this is the best practice to avoid technical issues and excessive feedback.  (See the PFMC GoToMeeting Audio Diagram for best practices).

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 425 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

Purpose of the Meeting

The primary purpose of the GMT working meeting is to prepare for the September 2015 Council meeting. Specific agenda topics include inseason adjustments to groundfish fisheries, electronic monitoring regulations and exempted fishing permits updates, and development of a midwater sport fishery in Oregon and California. The GMT may also address other assignments relating to groundfish management. No management actions will be decided by the GMT. Public comment will be accommodated if time allows, at the discretion of the GMT Chair.  The GMT’s task will be to develop recommendations for consideration by the Pacific Council at its September 9-16, 2015 meeting in Sacramento, California.

For Further Information

This listening station is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2425 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the conference call, please contact Ms. Kelly Ames at 503-820-2426; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Salmon Technical Team, Salmon Advisory Subpanel, and Model Evaluation Workgroup to Hold Webinar

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT), Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS), and Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) will hold a webinar on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, which is open to the public. The webinar will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will continue until business for the day is completed, but is expected to end no later than 5 p.m. The STT, SAS, and MEW will discuss items on the Council’s September 2015 meeting agenda. Major topics include: Salmon Methodology Review, Sacramento River Winter Chinook Update, 2016 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Regulations, and the Unmanaged Forage Fish Regulations. The STT, SAS, and MEW may also address one or more of the Council’s scheduled Administrative Matters.

New! Agenda

  • Proposed Agenda: September 2, 2015 Webinar of the Salmon Technical Team, Salmon Advisory Subpanel, and the Model Evaluation Workgroup

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: 131-126-235
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)

Please use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (562) 247-8321 (not a toll-free number); then enter the Attendee phone audio access code 321-364-024; then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). Participants are encouraged to use their telephone, as this is the best practice to avoid technical issues and excessive feedback. (PFMC GoToMeeting Audio Diagram for best practices).

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 Guide

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 425 for technical assistance.

Additional information

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the STT, SAS, 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 503-820-2425 at least five days prior to the meeting date.  If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Mr. Mike Burner at 503-820-2414; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel to Hold Webinar

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a webinar meeting of its Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) and Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS). The meeting is open to the public. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss agenda items on the September Council meeting and to discuss future meeting plans.

Date and Time of Webinar

The webinar will be held September 3, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Information on how to participate is below. Public comment may be accommodated if time allows, at the discretion of the CPSMT and CPSAS Chairs

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: 104-871-531
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)

Once you have joined the webinar, choose either your computer’s audio or select “Use Telephone.” If you do not select “Use Telephone” you will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VolP). It is recommended that you use a computer headset as GoToMeeting allows you to listen to the meeting using your computer headset and speakers.

If you do not have a headset and speakers, you may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number 1 (951) 384-3421 (not a toll-free number); phone audio access code 468-864-695; audio phone pin shown after joining the webinar. (See the PFMC GoToMeeting Audio Diagram for best practices).

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 425 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 503-280-2425 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

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

September 9-16, 2015 Council Meeting

Monday, August 10th, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet September 9‐16, 2015 in Sacramento, California,  to address issues related to management of groundfish, highly migratory species, ecosystem management, salmon, Pacific halibut, and habitat matters.

Please visit the “Current Council Meeting” webpage for meeting and agenda details.

Groundfish Management Team to Conduct a Work Session

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a weeklong (October 5-9, 2015) work session that is open to the public. The GMT meeting will be held Monday, October 5 at 1 p.m. until business for the day is completed. The GMT meeting will reconvene Tuesday, October 6 through Friday, October 9 from 8:30 a.m. until business for each day has been completed.

Purpose of the Meeting and Agenda

The primary purpose of the GMT working meeting is to develop recommendations for consideration by the Pacific Council at its November 13-19, 2015 meeting in Garden Grove, California. Specific agenda topics include the development of the 2017-2018 harvest specifications and management measures including stock assessments and rebuilding analyses. The GMT may also address other groundfish agenda items scheduled for the November Council meeting. No management actions will be decided by the GMT. Public comment will be accommodated if time allows, at the discretion of the GMT Chair. A detailed agenda will be available on this webpage the week of September 21.

Meeting Location

The work session will be held at the following location:

Pacific Council Office
Large Conference Room
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220
503-820-2280
Driving Directions

For further 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 503-820-2425 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the work session, please contact Ms. Kelly Ames at 503-820-2426; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.