Monday, November 23rd, 2015
The Pacific Fishery Management Council met November 14-19, 2015 in Garden Grove, California. The November 2015 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document highlights the significant decisions made during that meeting. It also includes a listing of the membership appointments that were made at the November 2015 meeting (see “Administrative Matters”, starting on page 8 of the Decision Summary Document).
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
The November 2015 Council meeting will also be live‐streamed on the internet beginning at 8:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) Saturday, November 14, 2015 through Thursday, November 19, 2015. Broadcasts end daily at approximately 6:00 PM PT 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 November 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 November 14-19, 2015 Webinar ID is: 145-232-603
- 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). Since 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 1-951-266-6126; phone audio access code 925-719-732 (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.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
The Briefing Book for the November 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, October 26th, 2015
OWET (Oregon Wave Energy Trust) will be hosting a community meeting on behalf of the various project partners including Resolute Marine Energy (RME), the Oregon Military Department (OMD), Camp Rilea, Clatsop County, with members of the local fishing community.
OMD has begun working with RME as they begin planning towards a demonstration deployment of their nearshore wave energy device near Camp Rilea. This will be RME’s third ocean deployment of their bottom mounted wave flapper device, providing the company with valuable data and validation of the technology in a highly energetic environment. At the same time, this first deployment at Camp Rilea, currently planned for the spring of 2016, allows the military to explore strategies to meet its Net Zero initiatives.
The purpose of this meeting is to ensure local fishing community members are aware of and informed about the proposed RME demonstration project, and have an opportunity to provide input and advice into the planning process. Our goal is to discuss basic parameters for the project that balance military and developer goals for the deployment with information from the community about what will minimize potential impacts and maximize the success of the project as a learning opportunity for all involved.
Presentation by OMD/Camp Rilea
Presentation by Bill Staby, CEO, RME
Questions and discussion
When: October 28, 2015, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: El Compadre Restaurant
119 S Main Avenue
Warrenton, OR 97146
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
The Fall 2015 issue of Pacific Council News (revised; supplemental deadline and table of HMS caps were corrected) 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, Fall 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.
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
November 13-19, 2015 Council Meeting
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory bodies will meet November 13‐19, 2015 in Garden Grove, California to address issues related to management of groundfish, coastal pelagic species, highly migratory species, salmon, Pacific halibut, and habitat matters.
Please visit the “Current Council Meeting” webpage for meeting and agenda details.
Thursday, September 24th, 2015
The Pacific Fishery Management Council is seeking qualified candidates to serve on advisory subpanels and committees regarding West Coast marine fishing and habitat issues for the 2016-2018 term. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than October 16, 2015.
Please visit the Council’s webpage “Nominations for 2016-2018 Advisory Body Terms” to download the necessary nomination forms and the full detailed announcement.
Thursday, September 24th, 2015
Public Comment Deadline – November 2015 Advance Briefing Book
Public comment materials received BY 11:59 pm, Friday, October 16, 2015, 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 16, 2015, 11:59 pm deadline, but BY 11:59 pm, Wednesday, November 4 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.”
See the Council’s Briefing Book Public Comment Deadlines webpage for complete details on how to submit comments.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
The Pacific Fishery Management Council met September 11-16, 2015 in Sacramento, California. The September 2015 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document highlights the significant decisions made during that meeting.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
The Briefing Book for the September 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.