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March 2017 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met March 8-13, 2017 in Vancouver, WA, USA. The March 2017 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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April 6-11, 2017 Council Meeting

Monday, March 6th, 2017

April 6-11, 2017 Council Meeting

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet April 6-11, 2017 to address issues related to salmon, groundfish, coastal pelagic species, Pacific halibut, and habitat matters.

Meeting Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-929-8855 or 1-800-686-3775

Agenda and Meeting Notice

April 2017 Briefing Book

  • A link will be available on or around the afternoon of March 24, 2017

Public Comment Deadline – April 2017 Advance Briefing Book

Public comment materials received BY 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 16, 2017, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the April meeting. This is known as the “Advance Briefing Book Deadline.”

Supplemental Public Comment Deadline

Public comment materials received at the Council office after the March 16, 5:00 pm deadline, but BY 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 30, 2017 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the April meeting. This is known as the “Supplemental Public Comment Deadline.”

How to Submit Comments (including instructions for Electronic Slide Presentation and Video Materials)

See the Council’s Briefing Book Public Comment Deadlines webpage for complete details on how to submit comments.  If your comments contain a PowerPoint presentation or video, please review the Council’s Protocol for Submitting Electronic Slide Presentation and Video Materials at the Meeting.

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Public Comment Deadline for the April 2017 Briefing Book

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Public Comment Deadline – April 2017 Advance Briefing Book

Public comment materials received BY 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 16, 2017, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the April meeting. This is known as the “Advance Briefing Book Deadline.”

Supplemental Public Comment Deadline

Public comment materials received at the Council office after the March 16, 5:00 pm deadline, but BY 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 30, 2017 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the April meeting. This is known as the “Supplemental Public Comment Deadline.”

How to Submit Comments

See the Council’s Briefing Book Public Comment Deadlines webpage for complete details on how to submit comments.  If your comments contain a PowerPoint presentation or video, please review the Council’s Protocol for Submitting Electronic Slide Presentation and Video Materials at the Meeting.

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March 2017 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The March 7-13, 2017 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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Attention PFMC authorized travelers: February 2017 Travel Rules available on our website

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

We have made available on our Travel and Reimbursement webpage an updated version of the PFMC Travel Rules, dated February 2017. Please take the time to read through the travel rules.

All nonfederal Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) members of the Council, Scientific and Statistical Committee, advisory subpanels, technical teams, work groups, ad hoc committees, staff, special consultants, and individuals of specific invitation to travel are eligible to receive reimbursement for limited per diem travel expenses when away from their home station or while away from their work location in the metropolitan area of their residence, when authorized to travel for Council-related purposes. Travel expenses for which reimbursement is allowable will be confined to those expenses essential to transacting official Council business.

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March 2017 Briefing Book Available Online

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Notice of Availability

The Briefing Book for the March 2017 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “March 2017 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.

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Materials available for the February 9th Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Economics Subcommittee Webinar

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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Public Comment Deadline for the March 2017 Briefing Book

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

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March 7-13, 2017 Council Meeting Notice and Agenda

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory bodies will meet March 7-13, 2017 in Vancouver, Washington. Advisory bodies will start Tuesday, March 7. The Council session will start on Wednesday, March 8 to address issues related to salmon, groundfish, highly migratory species, ecosystem, Pacific halibut, and habitat matters.

Please visit the March 2017 Council Meeting webpage for meeting and agenda details.

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NOAA Fisheries is now accepting applications for the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

NOAA Fisheries is now accepting applications for the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program. Pre-proposals are due February 10th, with full applications due March 31, 2017.

For further information please:

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