Thursday, May 14th, 2015
The Spring 2015 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 2015, please direct them to: Ms. Jennifer Gilden, Information and Communications Specialist at (503) 820-2280 ext. 418 or toll free: 1-866-806-7204.
Friday, April 24th, 2015
Notice of Availability
The following document: Preseason Report III Council Adopted Management Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2015 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations; Regulation Identifier Number 0648-XD843, published April 2015, is available on the Council’s Preseason Report III (2015) webpage.
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.
Monday, April 20th, 2015
The Pacific Fishery Management Council met April 11-16, 2015 in Rohnert Park, California. The April 2015 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document summarizes the decisions made during that meeting.
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
The following DRAFT salmon management measures tables were adopted by the Council at their April 2015 meeting and will be published in Preseason Report III (tentatively scheduled for April 24). Please keep in mind the tables are DRAFT until implemented as Federal Regulations.
- TABLE 1. Commercial troll management measures adopted by the Council for non-Indian ocean salmon fisheries, 2015. (Draft, 4/15/2015 10:18 AM)
- TABLE 2. Recreational management measures adopted by the Council for non-Indian ocean salmon fisheries, 2015. (DRAFT: 4/15/15 10:19 AM)
- TABLE 3. Treaty Indian ocean troll management measures adopted by the Council for ocean salmon fisheries, 2015. (DRAFT: 4/15/15 10:20)
Please see the 2015 salmon season PFMC News Release (April 15, 2015) for further information.
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
This listen-only mode webinar is held daily, from April 11-16, 2015, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Pacific Time, or when business for the day is complete. (The only exception is a CLOSED SESSION that will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 8 am to approximately 9 am; noting the Council meeting starts at approximately 9 am that day). Please see the April 2015 agenda.
Join the meeting in “listen-only” mode
Join the meeting in “listen-only” mode by visiting this link:
- Enter the Webinar ID – The April 11-16, 2015 Webinar ID is: 109-418-027
- Please enter your email address (required)
Participants can use their computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP) or telephone. (See the PFMC GoToMeeting Audio Diagram for best practices).
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 1-646-307-1721; phone audio access code 965-893-632 (not a toll-free number); 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 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.
Monday, March 30th, 2015
The Briefing Book for the April 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.
Monday, March 23rd, 2015
The document Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2015 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations; Regulation Identifier Number 0648-XD843 has been posted to the Council’s website. Please visit the 2015 Preseason Report II webpage to view and download the document.
The Council solicits public comments on the proposed management Alternatives in preparation for adopting final management recommendations at its April meeting. Oral and written comments on the proposed management Alternatives may be presented at public hearings (see “Salmon Public Hearings” for locations and dates). Additional comment will be accepted during the April Council meeting. Written comments received at the Council office by 11:59 PM, Thursday, April 2, 2015 will be copied and distributed to all Council members.
Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Public hearings will be held to receive comments on the proposed ocean salmon fishery management alternatives adopted by the Council March 30-31, 2015. All public hearings begin at 7 p.m. on the dates and at the locations specified below:
Monday, March 30, 2015
710 W Hancock
Westport, WA 98595
Monday, March 30, 2015
Red Lion Hotel
South Umpqua Room
1313 N Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
400 S. Main St.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
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 five days prior to the meeting date.
For further information about the public hearings, please contact Mr. Mike Burner at 503-820-2414; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
The Council and its advisory bodies will meet April 10-16, 2015 in Rohnert Park, California to address issues related to salmon, Pacific halibut, groundfish, coastal pelagic species, and essential fish habitat matters.
Please visit the “Current Council Meeting” webpage for meeting and agenda details.
Monday, March 16th, 2015
The Pacific Fishery Management Council met March 8-12, 2015 in Vancouver, Washington, USA. The March 2015 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document summarizes the decisions made during that meeting.