Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
The Briefing Book for the April 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. Advisory body and committee agendas and memos are also available.
Monday, March 17th, 2014
The Pacific Fishery Management Council met March 8-13, 2014 in Sacramento, California. The March 2014 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document summarizes the decisions made during that meeting.
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.
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.
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
The West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health is pleased to announce the launch of the West Coast Ocean Data Portal (http://portal.westcoastoceans.org/). The Portal will help coastal managers, researchers, and the general public to access and discover data relevant to West Coast ocean resource management, policy development, and marine planning.
If you wish to learn more or contribute your data to the Portal, please contact Todd Hallenbeck (Todd.r.hallenbeck@Westcoastoceans.org).
Monday, January 13th, 2014
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) recently announced two conference calls of its Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee (EFHRC). Both conference calls will be open to the public, in addition to a public listening station available at the Pacific Fishery Management Council offices. The conference calls will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; and Tuesday, February 4, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Please note, the online webinar is available to the public in “listen only mode”.
To join either conference call via webinar, follow these instructions:
- Join the meeting by visiting this link:
- Enter the Webinar ID: 219-351-991
- Please enter your name and email address (required)
Once you have joined the webinar, choose either your computer’s audio or select “Use Telephone.” If you do not select “Use Telephone” you will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VolP). It is recommended that you use a computer headset. If you do not have a headset or speakers, you may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number 1-480-297-0021 (not a toll free number); phone audio access code 158-297-195; audio pin shown after joining the webinar.
Technical Information and User Guide
- 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 also send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt or contact him at 503-820-2280 for technical assistance.
The Public Listening Station is located at:
Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, Oregon 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 503-820-2280 at least five days prior to the meeting date.
For further information about the EFHRC work session, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2280, ext. 409; toll free 1-866-806-7204.
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
The Briefing Book for the November 2013 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.
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Council to Consider a Variety of Issues Affecting Management of Future Groundfish, Halibut, and Salmon Fisheries
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory bodies will meet October 30‐November 6, 2013 in Costa Mesa, California to address issues related to groundfish, Pacific halibut, salmon, coastal pelagic species management, and habitat matters.
Please visit the “Current Council Meeting” webpage for the meeting notice and agenda details.