Friday, October 28th, 2016
The Briefing Book for the November 2016 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “November 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. The November 2016 briefing book webpage also contains information about the “Annual Banquet”.
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Notice of Availability
The Fall 2016 issue of Pacific Council News is now available on the Council’s website. The Fall 2016 edition of Pacific Council News reports mainly on decisions made at the September 2016 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Boise, Idaho. 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, please direct them to: Ms. Jennifer Gilden, Information and Communications Specialist at (503) 820-2280 ext. 418 or toll free: 1-866-806-7204.
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.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
The Council adopted for public review, proposed changes to the 2017 Area 2A Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan and annual fishing regulations. The changes are specific to the Washington and Oregon recreational fisheries and are described in the reports provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (Agenda Item I.1.a, Supplemental WDFW Report, September, 2016) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (Agenda Item I.1.a, ODFW Report, September, 2016).
No changes were proposed for the Southern Oregon or California sub-area recreational fisheries, or any commercial fisheries. The same approach to establish the California recreational season structure and inseason management processes used in 2016, as described in the current Catch Sharing Plan (Agenda Item I.1, Attachment 1, September 2016), will be used in 2017.
The Council is scheduled to adopt the final changes to the 2017 CSP and annual fishing regulations at their November 13-21 meeting in Garden Grove, California. 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. 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. For more information on submitting public comment, please see the instructions on how to submit public comments.
For further information, please contact Ms. Kelly Ames at (503) 820-2426; or toll free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 426.
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.
Monday, September 26th, 2016
The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee will hold a joint methodology review meeting with the Salmon Technical Team, which will be open to the public. The joint methodology review meeting will be held Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or until business is completed.
The purpose of the methodology review meeting is to discuss and review proposed changes to analytical methods used in salmon management. Recommendations from the methodology review meeting will be presented at the November 13-21, 2016 Council meeting in Garden Grove, California where the Council is scheduled to take final action on the proposals. The following topic was adopted by the Council at their September 12-20, 2016 meeting in Boise, Idaho for consideration at the methodology review meeting:
- Forecast model for Sacramento River winter Chinook
The joint meeting will be held at the following location:
Pacific Fishery Management Council
Large Conference Room
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
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 503-820-2425 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.
For further information about the meeting, please contact Mr. Mike Burner at 503-820-2414; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.
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.
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.