Monday, October 17th, 2016
The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Annual Banquet will be held (in conjunction with the November 13-21, 2016 Council meeting) on Wednesday, November 16, 2016; 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, California.
The Banquet honorees are Dr. Donald McIsaac for his 16 years serving as the Executive Director of the Pacific Fishery Management Council. Council members include, Mr. Dave Ortmann, Mr. Dan Wolford, and Mr. Bob Turner. Advisory body members include Dr. Sam Herrick, Dr. Pete Lawson, Mr. Doug Milward, and Ms. Sandy Zeiner. Please join us in thanking them for their contributions to West Coast fisheries management through their work for the Pacific Fishery Management Council.
Reservations need to be made by filling out the November 2016 Banquet RSVP Form no later than Wednesday, November 9.
This is a cash only event and the cost of $20 per person will be collected at the door for a dinner ticket.
Questions? Please contact Ms. Renee Dorval at 503-820-2280 or toll free 866-806-7204.
Friday, October 14th, 2016
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory bodies will meet starting Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Garden Grove, California. Advisory bodies will start Sunday, November 13. The Council session will start on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 to address issues related to salmon, groundfish, highly migratory species, coastal pelagic species, Pacific halibut, and habitat matters.
Please visit the November 2016 Council Meeting webpage for meeting and agenda details.
Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Public Comment Deadline – November 2016 Advance Briefing Book
Public comment materials received BY 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 18, 2016, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the November meeting. This is known as the “Advance Briefing Book Deadline.”
Supplemental Public Comment Deadline
Public comment materials received at the Council office after the October 18, 2016, 5:00 pm deadline, but BY 5:00 pm, Tuesday, November 8, 2016 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the November 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. Review the Council’s Protocol for Submitting Electronic Slide Presentation and Video Materials at the Meeting.
Friday, September 23rd, 2016
The Pacific Fishery Management Council met September 15-20, 2016 in Boise, Idaho. The September 2016 Council Meeting Decisions Summary Document contains the highlights of significant decisions made at that meeting. Results of agenda items that do not reach a level of highlight significance are typically not described in the Decisions Summary Document.
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
The September 2016 Council meeting will be live‐streamed on the internet during the following hours:
- Thursday, September 15, 2016: beginning at approximately 11:00 AM MOUNTAIN Time, ending at approximately 6:00 PM MT or when business for the day is complete
- Friday, September 16 through Tuesday, September 20, 2016: 8:00 AM MOUNTAIN Time, ending daily at approximately 6:00 PM MT or when business for the day is complete
Only the audio portion and presentations displayed on the screen at the Council meeting will be broadcast. The audio portion is listen‐only; you will be unable to speak to the Council via the broadcast.
For agenda item topics, please see the September 2016 agenda.
Please Note: The GotoMeeting broadcast is not a substitute for attending the Council meeting in-person. We strive to make this service fully available, but due to unforeseen technical issues (internet outages, GoToMeeting service issues, power outages, etc), this service may not be available during portions of the Council meeting.
Join the meeting in “listen-only” mode
Join the meeting in “listen-only” mode by visiting this link:
- Enter the Webinar ID – The September 15-20, 2016 Webinar ID is: 132-423-419
- Please enter your email address (required)
Participants can use their computer’s speakers (VoIP) or telephone. (See the PFMC GoToMeeting Audio Diagram for best practices). This is a “listen only” broadcast, you may use your computer speakers or headset to listen.
If you do not have a headset or computer speakers, you may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number 1-213-929-4212 (not a toll-free number); enter the phone attendee audio access code: 447-457-678; then enter the Audio Pin: Shown after joining the webinar. The webinar is broadcast in “listen only” mode.
- 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 for technical assistance.
MP3 Audio Files
Approximately five business days after the meeting has ended, you may visit the “Past Meetings” webpage where you will find links to the MP3 and WAV files.
Friday, September 2nd, 2016
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a review of a biomass estimate for the central subpopulation of northern anchovy (CSNA). The Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Subcommittee of the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will conduct the review. The meeting will take place 10 A.M. – 5 P.M., Pacific Time, Tuesday, October 11, 2016, in La Jolla, California. The meeting is open to the public.
New! Meeting Agenda and Materials
Purpose of the Meeting
The primary purpose of the meeting is to review a biomass estimate for the central subpopulation of northern anchovy. The SSC CPS subcommittee will conduct the review, with one member each from the CPS Management Team (CPSMT) and CPS Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) serving as advisers. The subcommittee will submit a report to the full SSC, for further review at the November 15-21, 2016 Council meeting in Garden Grove, California. At that meeting, the Council will consider the biomass estimate along with any recommendations of the SSC, other advisory bodies, and public comment; and may consider taking management action.
The meeting will be held at the following location:
National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Pacific Conference Room
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
For Further Information
The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Dale Sweetnam at 858-546-7170, at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.
For further information regarding the meeting, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; or toll free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 409.
Monday, August 29th, 2016
The Briefing Book for the September 2016 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “September 2016 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.
Monday, August 15th, 2016
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) publishes its proposed List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2017, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The proposed LOF for 2015 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NMFS must classify each commercial fishery on the LOF into one of three categories under the MMPA based upon the level of mortality and serious injury of marine mammals that occurs incidental to each fishery. The classification of a fishery on the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan requirements.
Please see the Federal Register dated August 15, 2016 to view the proposed rule, and for instructions on how to comment. Comments on the proposed rule must be received by September 14, 2016.
Friday, August 12th, 2016
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory bodies will meet September 12-20, 2016 in Boise, Idaho, to address issues related to ecosystem, salmon, groundfish, highly migratory species, coastal pelagic species, Pacific halibut, and habitat matters.
Please visit the September 2016 Council Meeting webpage for meeting and agenda details.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016