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June 2016 Council Meeting Internet Live Stream

Monday, June 20th, 2016

The June 2016 Council meeting will be live‐streamed on the internet during the following hours:

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016: 1:00 PM Pacific Time, ending at approximately 6:00 PM PT or when business for the day is complete
  • Friday, June 24 through Monday, June 27, 2016: 8:00 AM Pacific Time, ending daily at approximately 6:00 PM PT or when business for the day is complete
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016:  starting approximately at 9:00 AM PT, (there will be a Closed Executive Session at 8:00 AM)

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 June 2016 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 June 23-28, 2016 Webinar ID is: 157-423-659
  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). 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 1-562-247-8422 (not a toll-free number); enter the phone audio access code 409-877-303 ; 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 four 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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June 2016 Briefing Book Available Online

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

The Briefing Book for the June 2016 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “June 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.

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“The Line” May 2016

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

The Line, Volume 5, No. 1, May 2016 is now available on the Council’s website. The Line is a summary of West Coast fisheries news published four or five times per year. This issue reports on decisions made at the March and April 2016 Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings.

You may view past issues of the “The Line” and the Council’s newsletters by visiting the Council’s Newsletter Archives webpage.

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions regarding The Line, May 2016, please direct them to: Ms. Jennifer Gilden, Information and Communications Specialist at (503) 820-2280 ext. 418 or toll free: 1-866-806-7204.

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June 21-28, 2016 Council Meeting Notice and Agenda

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory bodies will meet June 21‐28, 2016 in Tacoma, Washington to address issues related to salmon, groundfish, highly migratory species, Pacific Halibut, and habitat matters.

Please visit the June 2016 Council Meeting webpage for meeting and agenda details.

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Spring 2016 Newsletter available online

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of Pacific Council News is now available on the Council’s website. You may view past issues of the Council’s newsletter by visiting the Council’s Newsletter Archives webpage.

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions regarding Pacific Council News, Spring 2016, please direct them to: Ms. Jennifer Gilden, Information and Communications Specialist at (503) 820-2280 ext. 418 or toll free: 1-866-806-7204.

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$3.4 million in grants for electronic technologies catch and compliance monitoring made available

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will award grants that catalyze the implementation of electronic technologies (ET) for catch and compliance monitoring in U.S. fisheries. They anticipate awarding approximately $3.4 million through this solicitation.  Please see their “2016 Electronic Monitoring and Reporting RFP” webpage.  Full Proposal Due Date: Monday, June 13, 2016 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact: Kristen Byler Kristen.Byler@nfwf.org (202) 595-2445.

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Council Adopts Preliminary Preferred Management Measures for 2017-2018

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

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Council Adopts Preliminary Preferred Management Measures for 2017-2018

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USCG schedules hearings on Alternative Safety Compliance Program for vessels over 25 years of age and 50 feet in length that operate outside of 3 nautical miles from shore

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Fishermen and representatives of fishing organizations are encouraged to participate in either of the two meetings listed below and provide input to help shape effective and efficient safety standards.

The Hearings will be held at the following locations:

WESTPORT, WA
Thursday, April 28, 2016 0900-1630
Chateau Westport
710 Hancock Street
Westport, WA
RSVP to Libie Cain 360-581-5948 or
Sarah Fisken 206-543-1225

HALF MOON BAY, CA
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 0900-1630
PCC Hall
714 Kelly Street
Half Moon Bay, CA
Please RSVP to Jim Anderson 415-519-1622 or
Bob Dooley 650-619-4713

For further information, you may download the “Alternate Safety Compliance Town Hall meeting announcement“. Your US Coast Guard representatives on the Pacific Council are: RDML Richard Gromlich, LCDR Gregg Casad, and Mr. Brian Corrigan.

This information is posted as a courtesy to the United States Coast Guard.

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April 2016 Council Decisions Summary Document Online

Monday, April 18th, 2016

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met April 9-14, 2016 in Vancouver, Washington. The April 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.

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The Council has reopened solicitation for nominations to the vacant Groundfish Advisory Subpanel Washington Private Sport Seat

Monday, April 18th, 2016

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is requesting nominations of qualified candidates to fill the vacant Washington Private Recreational seat on its Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) for the 2016-2018 advisory body term. The position is for the remainder of a three-year term ending December 31, 2018. Appointments will be made at the June 23-28, 2016 Council meeting in Tacoma, Washington. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Please visit the Council’s “Current Advisory Body Vacancies” webpage for further information, including instructions on how to submit nominations.

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