Monday, October 6th, 2014
Download The Line, Volume 3, No. 3, September 2014, 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 September 2014 Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings.
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 503-820-2418, or toll free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 418.
Monday, September 29th, 2014
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking qualified candidates to consider for an at-large position on its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). The successful candidate will serve out the remainder of the 2013-2015 Council advisory body term. At this time the Council is particularly interested in candidates experienced in groundfish stock assessments, ecosystem analyses, or economic/social analyses. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
Please visit the Council’s “Current Advisory Body Vacancies” webpage to get the full vacancy announcement and instructions on how to submit nominations.
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
The Pacific Fishery Management Council met September 12-17, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. The September 2014 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document summarizes the decisions made during that meeting.
Monday, August 25th, 2014
The Briefing Book for the September 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, July 28th, 2014
Public Comment Deadline – September 2014 Advance Briefing Book
Public comment materials received BY 11:59 pm, August 15, 2014, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the September meeting. This is known as the “Advance Briefing Book Deadline.”
Supplemental Public Comment Deadline
Public comments or materials received at the Council office after August 15, but BY 11:59 pm, September 3 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the September meeting. This is known as the “Supplemental Public Comment Deadline.”
See the Council’s Briefing Book Public Comment Deadlines webpage for complete details on how to submit comments.
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
The Corps is extending the deadline to submit comments on the Double-crested Cormorant Management Plan to Reduce Predation of Juvenile Salmonids in the Columbia River Estuary. The comment period is extended by 15 days and will now close on August 19th, 2014.
During the extension period, the Corps will be hosting an additional evening webinar August 14th from 6:30-8:00pm. For webinar connection information, visit www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Currentprojects/CormorantEIS.aspx and click on the Public Meeting section.
See the original blog post from June 12, 2014 for complete DEIS details and more information.
Monday, June 30th, 2014
The Pacific Fishery Management Council met June 20-25, 2014 in Garden Grove, California. The June 2014 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document summarizes the decisions made during that meeting.
Thursday, June 12th, 2014
The US Army Corps of Engineers has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement: “Double-crested Cormorant Management Plan to Reduce Predation of Juvenile Salmonids in the Columbia River Estuary”. See the Corps website to get the draft document and the public hearings schedule; http://1.usa.gov/1ldjhVz
Comment timeframe: Comments on the draft EIS will be accepted for 45 days from publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The comment period has been extended, and will close August 19, 2014.
How to comment: In your comments, please refer to the public notice number (CENWP-PM-E-14-08), title and date. Written comments may be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by traditional mail to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineer District, Portland
Attn: CENWP-PM-E / Double-crested Cormorant draft EIS
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, OR 97208-2946
This information posted as a courtesy to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District.
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
The Briefing Book for the June 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.
Thursday, May 29th, 2014
The Council’s Legislative Committee is holding a webinar on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in order to discuss legislation related to reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). The webinar is open to the public.
A proposed agenda, along with webinar materials, and a webinar user guide is now available for the Legislative Committee’s June 11, 2014 webinar. (more…)