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Public Comment Deadlines for the April 2014 Briefing Book

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Public Comment Deadlines for the April 2014 Briefing Book

Public Comment Deadline – Advance Briefing Book

Public comment materials received BY 11:59 pm, March 19, 2014, 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 comments or materials received at the Council office after March 19, but BY 11:59 pm, March 30 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.”

See the Council’s Briefing Book Webpage for complete details on how to submit comments.

Salmon Preseason Report I Available on Council’s Website

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

The document Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2014 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations has been posted to the Council’s website. Please visit the 2014 Preseason Report I webpage to view and download the document.

For further information regarding the salmon management documents, please contact: Mr. Mike Burner at 503-820-2414 or toll free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 414.

Review of 2013 Ocean Salmon Fisheries Available Online

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The Council’s annual review of ocean salmon fisheries is available online. The review document provides a summary of important biological and socioeconomic data from which to assess the impacts of past management actions, determine how well management objectives are being met, and improve regulations for the future. The Council will formally review this report at its March meeting prior to the development of management alternatives for the approaching fishing season.

March 2014 Briefing Book Available Online

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The Briefing Book for the March 2014 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.

Updated! Public Comment Deadlines for the March 2014 Briefing Book

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Public Comment Deadlines for the March 2014 Briefing Book

Public Comment Deadline – Advance Briefing Book

Public comment materials received BY 11:59 pm, February 16, 2014, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the meeting. This is known as the “Advance Briefing Book Deadline.”

Supplemental Public Comment Deadline

Public comments or materials received at the Council office after February 16 but BY 11:59 pm, March 2 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the meeting. This is known as the “Supplemental Public Comment Deadline.”

See the Council’s Briefing Book Webpage for complete details on how to submit comments.

Public Hearings on Salmon Management Alternatives to be Held March 2014

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Public hearings will be held to receive comments on the proposed ocean salmon fishery management alternatives adopted by the Council March 24-25, 2014. All public hearings begin at 7 p.m. on the dates and at the locations specified below:

Monday, March 24, 2014
Chateau Westport
Beach Room
710 W Hancock
Westport, WA 98595
360-268-9101
Driving Directions

Monday, March 24, 2014
Red Lion Hotel
South Umpqua Room
1313 N Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-267-4141
Driving Directions

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Hilton Sonoma Wine Country
Golden Gate CD Room
3555 Round Barn Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707-523-7555
Driving Directions

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 503-820-2280 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the public hearings, please contact Mr. Mike Burner at 503-820-2280, ext. 414; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Salmon Technical Team to Hold Work Sessions

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold two work sessions.

January 21-24, 2014: The STT will meet at the Council office in a public work session to draft “Review of 2013 Ocean Salmon Fisheries, Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Document for the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan” and to consider any other estimation or methodology issues pertinent to the 2014 ocean salmon fisheries.

February 18-21, 2014: The STT will meet at the Council office in a public work session to draft “Preseason Report I-Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2014 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations” and to consider any other estimation or methodology issues pertinent to the 2014 ocean salmon fisheries.

The two work sessions will be held at the following location:

Pacific Fishery Management Council
Large Conference Room
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
503-820-2280
Driving Directions

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 503-820-2280 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the work sessions, please contact Mr. Mike Burner at 503-820-2280, ext. 414; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Latest Version of The Line, Summary of West Coast Fisheries News

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Download The Line, Volume 2, No. 5, a publication of the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The Line is a summary of West Coast fisheries news, for fishermen, published five times per year. This issue highlights the decisions made at the November 2013 PFMC meeting.

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

Please direct your comments and thoughts regarding The Line or other public relations matters to Jennifer.Gilden@noaa.gov, Information and Communications Specialist at 503-820-2280 ext. 418, or toll free 1-866-806-7204.

November 2013 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Friday, November 8th, 2013

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met November 1-6, 2013 in Costa Mesa, California. The November 2013 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document summarizes the decisions made during that meeting.

Council Coordination Committee October 23-24, 2013 Webinar Briefing Book Materials

Thursday, October 17th, 2013