ATTENTION:

June Council Meeting Schedule Change

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to hold online work session February 2-4, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will hold an online work session of its Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) to develop reports and products for upcoming Pacific Council meetings.  This work session is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, February 2 through Thursday, February 4, 2021, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day (Pacific Standard Time) or until business for the day has been completed.

Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting January 12, 2021

The Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to consult with the National Marine Fisheries Service California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (CCIEA) team on how COVID-19 impacts may affect its annual Ecosystem Status Report to the Pacific Council.  The meeting is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2021 beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and continuing until 1 p.m.

Ad Hoc Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committee to meet February 25, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committee (Committees) will hold three online meetings, which are open to the public.  The meetings will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Thursday, January 21, 2021 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and Thursday, February 25, 2021 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Pacific Standard Time, or until business for each day is completed.

Purpose of the meetings

The purpose of these meetings is to discuss materials and develop recommendations that are scheduled to be considered during the March 2021 Pacific Council meeting. Specifically, the Committees will discuss recommendations for further development of the draft electronic monitoring (EM) guidance documents and EM provider manual for West Coast groundfish fisheries.  The Committees may also discuss other items on the Pacific Council’s March agenda, particularly administrative matters.

Meeting materials

GEMTAC/GEMPAC Agenda

G.5 Situation Summary: Electronic Monitoring Program Update

G.5.a, NMFS Report 1: Electronic Monitoring Implementation Update

G.5.a, NMFS Report 2: Draft 2021 Electronic Monitoring Program Guidelines

G.5.a, NMFS Report 3: Draft 2021 Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Program Manual

Supplemental NMFS Report 4 – EM VMP Guidelines

Supplemental NMFS Report 5 – EM Video Review Protocols

Supplemental NMFS Report 6 – EM Records Q&A

To attend the online meetings

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Technical information

Attendee instructions

System requirements

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For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Krause or call/text 503-820-2419.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Brett Wiedoff at 503-820-2424;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Ad Hoc Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committee to meet January 20-21, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committee (Committees) will hold three online meetings, which are open to the public.  The meetings will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Thursday, January 21, 2021 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and Thursday, February 25, 2021 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Pacific Standard Time, or until business for each day is completed.

Purpose of the meetings

The purpose of these meetings is to discuss materials and develop recommendations that are scheduled to be considered during the March 2021 Pacific Council meeting. Specifically, the Committees will discuss recommendations for further development of the draft electronic monitoring (EM) guidance documents and EM provider manual for West Coast groundfish fisheries.  The Committees may also discuss other items on the Pacific Council’s March agenda, particularly administrative matters.

Agenda

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Meeting ID: 149 030 9077

International numbers available: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/teleconference

Technical information

Technical details will be posted to this webpage as they become available.

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Krause or call/text 503-820-2419.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Brett Wiedoff at 503-820-2424;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to hold online meeting January 5, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2021, starting at 10 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time) and ending at 12 p.m., or until business for the day is complete.

Purpose of the meeting

The EWG has been tasked with updating the Pacific Council’s Fishery Ecosystem Plan. The Pacific Council directed the EWG to complete a draft of Chapter 3, prepare a preliminary draft of Chapter 4, and an outline of Chapter 5 for review at its March 2021 meeting. The primary focus of this work session  will be reviewing work completed to date and planning the tasks necessary to complete this assignment.  The EWG may also discuss other matters on the Pacific Council’s March 2021 meeting agenda, particularly other ecosystem or administrative items.

Meeting Agenda

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Meeting ID: 148 331 6921

Technical information

Attendee instructions

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Krause or call/text 503-820-2419.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact  Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Climate Change Scenario Planning Workshop December 16-17, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is conducting four online workshops as part of its Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate and Communities Initiative. Each workshop will have a regional focus. The online workshops will begin at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and continue each day until the conclusion of business for the day.  The online workshops are open to the public and will occur on the following days:

  • Southern California region: Wednesday-Thursday, December 16-17, 2020 (Agenda)
  • Northern California region: Wednesday-Thursday, January 13-14, 2021
  • Washington region: Wednesday-Thursday, January 20-21, 2021
  • Oregon region: Tuesday-Wednesday, February 2-3, 2021

Purpose of the workshops

The Council is conducting a climate change scenario planning exercise as part of its Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate and Communities Initiative. As part of this exercise, four climate change scenarios were developed in January 2020. Based on these four scenarios, workshop participants will identify specific challenges that could be faced by West Coast fishing communities, regions, and participants. These challenges will then be used to formulate potential solutions and actions that the Council and other stakeholders could take to respond to the effects of climate change in the California Current Ecosystem. The results of these workshops are tentatively scheduled to be reported to the Council in March 2021. Participants will be invited to each workshop, representing a range of West Coast fishery stakeholders within each region.

Materials

Public attendance at the online workshop

The workshop will be live streamed for public viewing. A comment section is available at the bottom of the page for comments/questions.

Live stream

Technical information

Technical details will be posted to this webpage as they become available.

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Krause or call/text 503-820-2419.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact  Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Budget Committee to hold online meeting November 4

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Budget Committee will hold a meeting to consider budget issues as outlined in the Budget Committee agenda for the November 2020 Council Meeting.

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to hold online meeting September 29, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold an online meeting of its Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) to discuss coastal pelagic species (CPS) stock assessment priorities and other CPS-related topics.  This meeting is open to the public.  The online meeting will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The CPSMT will be developing recommendations regarding CPS stock assessments to be conducted in 2022 and 2023 as guided by the Council’s  stock assessment prioritization process.  The Council is scheduled to establish stock assessment priorities for 2022 and 2023 at its November 2020 meeting.  The CPSMT may discuss a proposed CPS Fishery Management Plan amendment to address stock categories, as well as topics on the Council’s November 2020 agenda, including the CPS methodology review process and workload planning.

CPSMT Agenda

To attend the online meeting (RingCentral)

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IF you do not have the ability to use the RingCentral application via computer or mobile device, please join the “audio only” portion of the online meeting by calling one of the phone numbers listed below.

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1(346)9804201
+1(623)4049000 (US West)
+1(650)2424929
+1(720)9027700 (US Central)
+1(213)2505700
+1(469)4450100 (US South)
+1(470)8692200 (US East)
+1(646)3573664
+1(773)2319226 (US North)
+1(312)2630281

Technical information

Technical details will be posted to this webpage as they become available.

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Krause or call/text 503-820-2419.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the online meeting, please contact  Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.