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November 2015 Council Meeting Internet Live Stream

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

The November 2015 Council meeting will also be live‐streamed on the internet beginning at 8:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) Saturday, November 14, 2015 through Thursday, November 19, 2015. Broadcasts end daily at approximately 6:00 PM PT 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 November 2015 agenda.

Join the meeting in “listen-only” mode

Join the meeting in “listen-only” mode by visiting this link:

  1. http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID – The November 14-19, 2015 Webinar ID is: 145-232-603
  3. 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).  Since 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 1-951-266-6126; phone audio access code 925-719-732 (not a toll-free number); then enter the audio pin shown after joining the webinar. The webinar is broadcast in “listen only” mode.

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 for technical assistance.

MP3 Audio Files

Approximately three 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.

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November 2015 Briefing Book Available Online

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

The Briefing Book for the November 2015 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “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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Informational Meeting for Fishing Community on Wave Energy Project at Camp Rilea

Monday, October 26th, 2015

OWET (Oregon Wave Energy Trust) will be hosting a community meeting on behalf of the various project partners including Resolute Marine Energy (RME), the Oregon Military Department (OMD), Camp Rilea, Clatsop County, with members of the local fishing community.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

OMD has begun working with RME as they begin planning towards a demonstration deployment of their nearshore wave energy device near Camp Rilea. This will be RME’s third ocean deployment of their bottom mounted wave flapper device, providing the company with valuable data and validation of the technology in a highly energetic environment. At the same time, this first deployment at Camp Rilea, currently planned for the spring of 2016, allows the military to explore strategies to meet its Net Zero initiatives.

The purpose of this meeting is to ensure local fishing community members are aware of and informed about the proposed RME demonstration project, and have an opportunity to provide input and advice into the planning process. Our goal is to discuss basic parameters for the project that balance military and developer goals for the deployment with information from the community about what will minimize potential impacts and maximize the success of the project as a learning opportunity for all involved.

Agenda: Introductions
Presentation by OMD/Camp Rilea
Presentation by Bill Staby, CEO, RME
Questions and discussion

When: October 28, 2015, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: El Compadre Restaurant
119 S Main Avenue
Warrenton, OR 97146
503-861-2906

Nancy Fitzpatrick, Executive Director
Oregon Salmon Commission
Oregon Albacore Commission
P.O. Box 983
Lincoln City, OR 97367
541-994-2647 Ph/Fax
www.oregonsalmon.org
www.oregonalbacore.org

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Groundfish Management Team (GMT) to Conduct a Webinar November 5, 2015

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a webinar that is open to the public on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the November 2015 Council meeting. Specific agenda topics include exempted fishing permits for 2017-2018, vessel movement monitoring, and inseason adjustments to groundfish fisheries (if time allows). 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 November 13-19, 2015 meeting in Garden Grove, California.

Date and Time of Webinar

The GMT webinar will commence at 9 a.m. PST, Thursday, November 5, 2015 and continue until 12 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day.

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: 139-525-979
  3. Please enter your name and email -address (required)

AFTER logging in to the webinar, please:

  • Dial this TOLL number (562) 247-8321  (not a toll-free number)
  • Enter the Attendee phone audio access code  889-990-126 ;
  • 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 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 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 webinar, please contact Ms. Kelly Ames at 503-820-2426; toll-free 1-866-806-7204; ext. 426.

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The Scientific and Statistical Committee to Meet Via Webinar

Friday, October 16th, 2015

November 9, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online webinar. The online SSC webinar is open to the public.

The purpose of the SSC webinar is to review a revised west coast limited entry trawl individual fishing quota (IFQ) projection model developed by the Pacific Council’s Groundfish Management Team (GMT). The specific objectives of the SSC webinar are to review revisions to the GMT’s west coast limited entry trawl IFQ projection model to ensure the changes recommended by the SSC’s Groundfish and Economics Subcommittees in June were implemented and the model behaves as expected. During the webinar, the SSC will consider endorsing the GMT’s IFQ model to inform management decisions. No management actions will be decided in this webinar.

Date and Time of Webinar

The SSC webinar will commence at noon PST, Monday, November 9, 2015 and continue until 2 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day.

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: 148-230-579
  3. Please enter your name and email -address (required)

AFTER logging in to the webinar, please:

  • Dial this TOLL number (914) 614-3221  (not a toll-free number)
  • Enter the Attendee phone audio access code  117-723-807 ;
  • 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 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 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 webinar, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2413; toll-free 1-866-806-7204; ext. 413.

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November 13-19, 2015 Council Meeting Notice and Agenda

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

November 13-19, 2015 Council Meeting

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory bodies will meet November 13‐19, 2015 in Garden Grove, California to address issues related to management of groundfish, coastal pelagic species, highly migratory species, salmon, Pacific halibut, and habitat matters.

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

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Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions Webpage Updated!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Our Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions webpage has been updated. The Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions webpage has information on:

  • Final Council Action Taken, NMFS Approval and Implementation Pending
  • Final Council Action Taken, NMFS Approval and Implementation on Hold
  • Council Deliberations In Progress
  • Longer Term Planning
  • Issues for Future Scoping
  • Other Issues Affecting the Trawl Fishery
  • Completed Trailing Actions
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Council Seeking Nominations for 2016-2018 Advisory Body Terms (nominations due no later than October 16)

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council is seeking qualified candidates to serve on advisory subpanels and committees regarding West Coast marine fishing and habitat issues for the 2016-2018 term. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than October 16, 2015.

Please visit the Council’s webpage “Nominations for 2016-2018 Advisory Body Terms” to download the necessary nomination forms and the full detailed announcement.

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Public Comment Deadline for the November 2015 Briefing Book

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Public Comment Deadline – November 2015 Advance Briefing Book

Public comment materials received BY 11:59 pm, Friday, October 16, 2015, 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 16, 2015, 11:59 pm deadline, but BY 11:59 pm, Wednesday, November 4 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.”

See the Council’s Briefing Book Public Comment Deadlines webpage for complete details on how to submit comments.

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September 2015 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met September 11-16, 2015 in Sacramento, California. The September 2015 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document highlights the significant decisions made during that meeting.

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