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September 2017 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met September 13-18, 2017 in Boise, Idaho. The September 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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PRELIMINARY SEPTEMBER 2017 DRAFT MOTIONS IN WRITING

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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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September 2017 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

The September 11-18, 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).

If you have additional questions regarding the September 11-18, 2017 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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September 2017 Briefing Book Available Online

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Notice of Availability

The Briefing Book for the September 11-18, 2017 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “September 2017 Briefing Book” webpage. The Briefing Book contains the meeting agenda, “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.

For further information:

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Announcing the FY18 Saltonstall-Kennedy Federal Funding Opportunity

Friday, August 11th, 2017

August 11 is the start of the Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant Program application solicitation for FY 2018; continuing with the early “pre-proposal” grant process from FY 2017 that will reduce the burden of preparing full proposals on projects that do not meet program criteria. Pre-proposals will be accepted for 60 days, August 11 through October 10, 2017. To maximize time and familiarity, NOAA Fisheries will conduct at least two public webinars for interested stakeholders to walk them through the process and answer any questions.

Briefly, the “pre-proposal” process is a required step that will provide applicants with early clarification from NOAA as to the technical merits and relevancy of their project. This step provides applicants an early indication of their project’s eligibility before going through the more intensive process of developing a full project proposal.

The 2018 priority focus areas were modified. This year, the priority focus areas are Marine Aquaculture; Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems; Promotion, Development, and Marketing; and Territorial Science.

Grant awards are dependent on the availability of Federal funding as provided in enacted Appropriations Acts.
This FFO is being released prior to final appropriations due to award process timeframes. While the FY 2018 President’s budget proposed $0 for this program, final Congressional direction has not been determined. As stated clearly in the FFO, applicants are not guaranteed any level of funding.

For a full listing of the priority focus areas, the pre-proposal process and all other relevant information, please visit NOAA’s SK Grants page or please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=Saltonstall for the Federal Funding Opportunity.

For more information, please contact the National S-K Manager, Daniel Namur at dan.namur@noaa.gov, telephone: (301) 427-8730, or any of the Regional Managers listed in the FFO.

This information posted as a courtesy to NOAA.

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September 11-18, 2017 Council Meeting Agenda and Meeting Notice now available

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

September 11-18, 2017 Council Meeting Agenda and Meeting Notice now available!

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Salmon Technical Team and Model Evaluation Workgroup to Hold Webinar August 24

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council’s) Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public, to discuss and make recommendations on issues on the Council’s September 2017 agenda.  The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 24, from 10 a.m. until business is completed for the day.

The STT and MEW will discuss items on the Pacific Council’s September 2017 meeting agenda.  Major topics include, but are not limited to, Salmon Methodology Review and the Sacramento River Winter Chinook Harvest Control Rule Update.  The STT and MEW may also address one or more of the Council’s scheduled Administrative Matters.

Webinar Agenda

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 287-587-251
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  4. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number: 1-213-929-4232
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code: 612-742-547
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Public Listening Station

There will also be a public listening station available at the Council office.

Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
503-820-2280
Driving Directions

Technical Information and User Requirements

System Requirements

  • 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 or contact him at 503-820-2280, extension 411 for technical assistance.

Additional information

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the STT and MEW chairs.

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 days prior to the meeting date.  If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Ad hoc Sacramento River Winter Chinook Workgroup and Salmon Advisory Subpanel to Hold Joint Webinar Thursday, August 3

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad hoc Sacramento River Winter Chinook Workgroup (SRWCW) and Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) will hold a joint webinar on Thursday, August 3, 2017, which is open to the public.  The webinar will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until business for the day is completed.

The SRWCW was formed in November 2015 and tasked with exploring and evaluating alternative fishery management frameworks for Sacramento River winter Chinook.  The SRWCW first met in 2016 and identified three areas of focus: 1) develop methods for forecasting abundance, 2) develop a suite of alternative control rules and 3) evaluate the performance of these control rules with regard to conservation benefits and fishery costs using a Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) approach.  Since 2016 the group has addressed these tasks and provided progress reports to the Council as information was available.  At this webinar, the SRWCW will focus the discussion on the results of the MSE.  The SAS will attend to provide input and feedback to the SRWCW.  The SRWCW is tentatively scheduled to present preliminary MSE results to the Council in September 2017, and provide final results in November 2017.  The SRWCW may also discuss materials and reports for the Council’s September 2017 meeting, and any future meeting plans.

Webinar Agenda

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 955-668-125
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)

Please use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (786)-535-3211 (not a toll-free number); then enter the Attendee phone audio access code 955-668-125; then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). Participants are encouraged to use their telephone, as this is the best practice to avoid technical issues and excessive feedback.

Public Listening Station

There will also be a public listening station available at the Council office.

Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
503-820-2280
Driving Directions

Technical Information and User Requirements

System Requirements

  • 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 or contact him at 503-820-2280, extension 411 for technical assistance.

Additional information

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the SRWCW and SAS chairs.

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 days prior to the meeting date.  If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Salmon Technical Team to Hold Webinar June 28, 2017

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT)  will hold a webinar on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, which is open to the public.  The webinar will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until business for the day is completed, but is expected to end no later than 12 p.m.  The STT will develop a plan and timeline to review inquires to change the commercial salmon troll fishery boundary in two different areas.

In April 2017, the Council heard a request to move the commercial salmon troll fishery boundary at Horse Mountain (40° 05′ N. latitude) northward five miles (40° 10′ N. latitude.)  The STT was asked by the Council to investigate any technical issues that may arise from such a move.   Since that time, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has asked the Council to review its plan to adjust the commercial salmon troll fishery boundary between the north Oregon and central Oregon area.  It is anticipated the STT will develop a work plan and timeline needed to conduct the analysis and produce a report for Council review.  If time and interest allows, the team may also discuss additional topics, including but not limited to developing a Council Operating Procedure to help guide future requests for a boundary-change.

Agenda (Updated Link on the Agenda)

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 837-202-733
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)

AFTER logging in to the webinar, please select “Use Telephone” and then:

  • Dial this TOLL number +1 (872) 240-3212 (not a toll-free number)
  • Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 837-202-733
  • Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar).

Participants are required to use their telephone, as this is the best practice to avoid technical issues and excessive feedback.

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • 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 or contact him at 503-820-2280, extension 411 for technical assistance.

Public Listening Station

A public listening station will also be provided at the Council office.

Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
503-820-2280
Driving Directions

Additional information

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the STT chair.

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 days prior to the meeting date.  If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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PRELIMINARY JUNE 2017 DRAFT MOTIONS IN WRITING

Friday, June 9th, 2017

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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