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Three Stock Assessment Review Panels Scheduled – Updated

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Three Groundfish Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panels have been scheduled this year.  The first STAR Panel will review new benchmark assessments for lingcod and Pacific ocean perch.  The second STAR Panel will review new benchmark assessments for yelloweye rockfish and yellowtail rockfish.  The third STAR Panel will review new benchmark assessments for blue/deacon rockfish and California scorpionfish.  These STAR Panel meetings are open to the public.

The STAR panel meetings will also be streamed online for those who want to follow the proceedings remotely.  See the “Webinar Option” information below for instructions.

Purpose of the STAR Panels

The purpose of the STAR Panels is to review draft 2017 stock assessment documents and any other pertinent information for these benchmark stock assessments; work with the Stock Assessment Teams to make necessary revisions; and produce STAR Panel reports for use by the Pacific Council family and other interested persons for developing management recommendations for 2019 and beyond fisheries.  No management actions will be decided by the STAR Panel.  The STAR Panels’ role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the Pacific Council at its September meeting in Boise, Idaho.

STAR Panel Agenda

  • Proposed Agenda: STAR Panel #1 for Lingcod and Pacific Ocean Perch (June 26-June 30, 2017)

STAR Panel Meeting Dates and Times

STAR Panel 1:  The lingcod and Pacific ocean perch STAR Panel (STAR Panel 1) will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, June 26, 2017 through Friday, June 30, 2017.  The meetings will end at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.

STAR Panel 2:  The yelloweye rockfish and yellowtail rockfish STAR Panel (STAR Panel 2) will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 10, 2017 through Friday, July 14, 2017. The meetings will end at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.

STAR Panel 3:  The blue/deacon rockfish and California scorpionfish STAR Panel (STAR Panel 3) will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 24, 2017 through Friday, July 28, 2017.   The meetings will end at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.

Meeting Locations

STAR Panels 1 and 2 will be held at the following location:

National Marine Fisheries Service
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
The Auditorium
2725 Montlake Blvd. East
Seattle Washington 98112-2097
206-860-3200
Driving Directions

STAR Panel 3 will be held at the following location:

National Marine Fisheries Service
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Meeting Room 188
110 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-420-3900
Driving Directions

Listen-Only Webinar Option

The following login instructions will work for all three STAR panel meetings this summer.

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 782-299-523
  3. Please enter your name and email -address (required)

AFTER logging in to the webinar, please:

  • Dial the TOLL number that will be provided to you after the webinar is launched,
  • Then enter the Attendee phone audio access code  432-847-759;
  • Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar).

NOTES: We have disabled Mic/Speakers as on option and require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate.    The GotoMeeting broadcast is not a substitute for attending the STAR panel meetings in person.  You will not be able to communicate with others or offer public comment using the webinar connection.  We strive to make this service fully available, but due to unforeseen technical issues (internet/power outages, GoToMeeting service issues, etc.), this service may not be available during portions of the STAR panel meetings.

Additional Information

All visitors to the National Marine Fisheries Service science centers should bring photo identification to the meeting location. 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 NOAA facilities. Foreign national visitors should contact Ms. Stacey Miller at 541-867-0535 at least two weeks prior to the meeting date to initiate the security clearance process.

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.

For more information regarding these meetings, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2280, ext. 413; toll free 1-866-806-7204.

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Salmon Technical Team to Hold Webinar June 28, 2017

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT)  will hold a webinar on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, which is open to the public.  The webinar will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until business for the day is completed, but is expected to end no later than 12 p.m.  The STT will develop a plan and timeline to review inquires to change the commercial salmon troll fishery boundary in two different areas.

In April 2017, the Council heard a request to move the commercial salmon troll fishery boundary at Horse Mountain (40° 05′ N. latitude) northward five miles (40° 10′ N. latitude.)  The STT was asked by the Council to investigate any technical issues that may arise from such a move.   Since that time, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has asked the Council to review its plan to adjust the commercial salmon troll fishery boundary between the north Oregon and central Oregon area.  It is anticipated the STT will develop a work plan and timeline needed to conduct the analysis and produce a report for Council review.  If time and interest allows, the team may also discuss additional topics, including but not limited to developing a Council Operating Procedure to help guide future requests for a boundary-change.

Agenda (Updated Link on the Agenda)

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 837-202-733
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)

AFTER logging in to the webinar, please select “Use Telephone” and then:

  • Dial this TOLL number +1 (872) 240-3212 (not a toll-free number)
  • Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 837-202-733
  • Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar).

Participants are required to use their telephone, as this is the best practice to avoid technical issues and excessive feedback.

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

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the STT 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 503-820-2411 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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Public Comment Deadline for the September 2017 Briefing Book

Wednesday, June 28th, 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.”

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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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, at the following location:

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

DRAFT Preliminary Quick Reference Agenda

Download the DRAFT September 11-18, 2017 Preliminary Quick Reference.  The detailed agenda will be posted to this webpage when it becomes available.

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.”

After the supplemental deadline specified above

  • Written comments received after the supplemental deadline specified above will not be photocopied and distributed by the Council staff. In these instances, individuals are encouraged to attend the Council meeting and present their testimony orally and in writing.  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.  Council staff will distribute the written comments in electronic form only.  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.

 

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