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April 2017 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The April 6-11, 2017 Council Meeting “Fast Facts” are available. Fast Facts are answers to FAQs that can help you get oriented for the upcoming meeting (transportation, internet code, hotel map).

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April 2017 Briefing Book Available Online

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Notice of Availability

The Briefing Book for the April 2017 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “April 2017 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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March 2017 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met March 8-13, 2017 in Vancouver, WA, USA. The March 2017 Council Meeting Decision 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 Decision Summary Document.

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April 6-11, 2017 Council Meeting

Monday, March 6th, 2017

April 6-11, 2017 Council Meeting

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet April 6-11, 2017 to address issues related to salmon, groundfish, coastal pelagic species, Pacific halibut, and habitat matters.

Meeting Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-929-8855 or 1-800-686-3775

Agenda and Meeting Notice

April 2017 Briefing Book

April 2017 Meeting Fast Facts

The April 6-11, 2017 Council Meeting “Fast Facts” are available. Fast Facts are answers to FAQs that can help you get oriented for the upcoming meeting (transportation, internet code, hotel map).

Public Comment Deadline – April 2017 Advance Briefing Book

Public comment materials received BY 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 16, 2017, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the April meeting. This is known as the “Advance Briefing Book Deadline.”

Supplemental Public Comment Deadline

Public comment materials received at the Council office after the March 16, 5:00 pm deadline, but BY 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 30, 2017 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the April meeting. This is known as the “Supplemental Public Comment Deadline.”

How to Submit Comments (including instructions for Electronic Slide Presentation and Video Materials)

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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March 2017 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The March 7-13, 2017 Council Meeting “Fast Facts” are available. Fast Facts are answers to FAQs that can help you get oriented for the upcoming meeting (transportation, internet code, hotel map).

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Attention PFMC authorized travelers: February 2017 Travel Rules available on our website

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

We have made available on our Travel and Reimbursement webpage an updated version of the PFMC Travel Rules, dated February 2017. Please take the time to read through the travel rules.

All nonfederal Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) members of the Council, Scientific and Statistical Committee, advisory subpanels, technical teams, work groups, ad hoc committees, staff, special consultants, and individuals of specific invitation to travel are eligible to receive reimbursement for limited per diem travel expenses when away from their home station or while away from their work location in the metropolitan area of their residence, when authorized to travel for Council-related purposes. Travel expenses for which reimbursement is allowable will be confined to those expenses essential to transacting official Council business.

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March 2017 Briefing Book Available Online

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Notice of Availability

The Briefing Book for the March 2017 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “March 2017 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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March 7-13, 2017 Council Meeting Notice and Agenda

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory bodies will meet March 7-13, 2017 in Vancouver, Washington. Advisory bodies will start Tuesday, March 7. The Council session will start on Wednesday, March 8 to address issues related to salmon, groundfish, highly migratory species, ecosystem, Pacific halibut, and habitat matters.

Please visit the March 2017 Council Meeting webpage for meeting and agenda details.

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NOAA Fisheries is now accepting applications for the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

NOAA Fisheries is now accepting applications for the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program. Pre-proposals are due February 10th, with full applications due March 31, 2017.

For further information please:

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Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Economics Subcommittee to Hold Webinar Thursday, February 9

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Economics Subcommittee (Economics Subcommittee) will hold a webinar on Thursday, February 9, 2017, which is open to the public.  The webinar will begin at 9 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) and is expected to end at 5 p.m. or when business for the day is complete. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss a methodology for examining socioeconomic impacts of the Council’s policies for the modification of essential fish habitat designations and rockfish conservation areas under Amendment 28 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan.  Part of the overall project analysis will focus on the potential socioeconomic impacts of these spatial management changes on harvesters and fishing communities.

Webinar 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: 480-960-155
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)

AFTER logging in to the webinar, please:

  1. Dial this TOLL number +1 (562) 247-8321 (not a toll-free number)
  2. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 943-128-623
  3. Enter your audio phone PIN (shown after joining the webinar)

NOTE: We have disabled Mic/Speakers as on option and require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate.

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 Sandra or contact her at 503-752-3732, 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 503-820-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date. If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Mr. Brett Wiedoff at 503-820-2280 ext. 424; toll free 1-866-806-7204.

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