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Public Hearings on Salmon Management Alternatives to be Held for 2017

Monday, December 19th, 2016

March 27-28, 2017:  Public hearings will be held to receive comments on the proposed ocean salmon fishery management alternatives adopted by the Council.  All public hearings begin at 7 p.m. on the dates and at the locations specified below:

Monday, March 27, 2017
Chateau Westport
Beach Room
710 W Hancock
Westport, WA 98595
360-268-9101
Driving Directions

Monday, March 27, 2017
Red Lion Hotel
South Umpqua Room
1313 N Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-267-4141
Driving Directions

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
City of Fort Bragg
Town Hall
363 S. Main St.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707-961-2823
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 503-820-2411 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the work sessions, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Salmon Technical Team to Hold Work Sessions for 2017

Monday, December 19th, 2016

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

January 17-20, 2017:  The STT will meet at the Council office in a public work session to draft “Review of 2016 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 2017 ocean salmon fisheries.

February 21-24, 2017:  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 2017 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations” and to consider any other estimation or methodology issues pertinent to the 2017 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 503-820-2411 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the work sessions, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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NMFS to Hold Meeting/Webinar re: Mitchell Act Funding

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

On Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, National Marine Fisheries Service will be holding a meeting/webinar to discuss their proposed action for Mitchell Act funding going into the future.

Meeting Location

National Marine Fisheries Service
1201 Northeast Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100
St. Helens Room
Portland, OR 97232
503-230-5400
Driving Directions

Webinar Option

NMFS has also secured a secured a GoTo webinar for persons that may wish to attend remotely to avoid travel:

Please join my GoToMeeting:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/574481437
Meeting ID: 574-481-437
Conference Line: 1-866-600-1619
Participant Passcode: 3844691#

Additional Information

If you plan on attending on in person, please contact Mr. Jeromy Jording in advance, as space is limited, and attendees will need to check into the 11th floor upon arrival to the NMFS office.

If you have further questions regarding the meeting, webinar, or facilities, please contact:

Mr. Jeromy Jording
Anadromous Harvest Management
Sustainable Fisheries Division
West Coast Region, NOAA’s NMFS
Office: 360-753-9576
Jeromy.Jording@noaa.gov

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November 2016 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Monday, November 28th, 2016

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met November 16-21, 2016 in Garden Grove, California. The November 2016 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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November 2016 PFMC Meeting Audio Files Available

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

For your listening enjoyment, we have made available the MP3 files from our November 2016 PFMC Meeting on our website, please see the November 2016 Council Meeting archive.

Call or email Sandra at the Council office if you have questions or need assistance; 503-820-2419; Sandra.Krause@noaa.gov.

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PRELIMINARY DRAFT NOVEMBER 2016 DRAFT MOTIONS IN WRITING

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Cautionary Note — These preliminary motions do not represent the final official administrative record. The motions and amendments contained in this blog are as projected on the screen at the Council meeting at the time of the Council vote and often use expedited language and references without the benefit of any final editing or proofing. They may use short-hand language or abbreviations that may not be clear without the context of verbal comments and clarifications made during their development at the meeting, or may contain inadvertent transposition errors. They have not been approved by the Council to represent the final official record of Council action. The final official record will be posted on the Council website after the Council approves the full meeting record at a future Council meeting.

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November 2016 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

November 2016 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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November 2016 Briefing Book Available Online

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”.

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Notice of Availability: Pacific Council News, Fall 2016

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.

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RSVP for the PFMC’s Annual Banquet

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, 20166 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.

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