Attention! January 22-24, 2018, Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) Meeting to be Held as a Webinar (agenda posted)

Due to uncertainty about whether Federal offices will be closed and employees furloughed, the HMSMT meeting due to start on Monday January 22 will be held as a webinar instead of in person at the Federal Building in Long Beach, California.


To Attend the GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar

  1. Click on this link:   (Click “Join a Webinar” in top right corner of page)
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 590-258-523
  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 1-415-655-0052
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 791-706-621 (You will enter the webinar muted by default)
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar).

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
Driving Directions

Dates, times, and purpose of the webinar

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council’s) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a webinar from Monday, January 22 to Wednesday, January 24, 2018, which is open to the public.  This webinar will start at 8:30 a.m. and continue until business is concluded on each day.

The purpose of the HMSMT webinar is to finalize a preliminary analysis of the range of alternatives for authorizing a fishery using deep-set buoy gear adopted by the Pacific Council in September 2017.  The HMSMT will provide the draft analysis at the Pacific Council’s March 2018 meeting.  At that meeting the Council is scheduled to further refine the alternatives as needed and adopt a preliminary preferred alternative, if possible.  The HMSMT may also discuss updates to the HMS Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation document and HMS-related matters scheduled on future Council agendas.

Additional information

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

If you have additional questions regarding the EWG webinar, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.