Notice of availability for HMS FMP Amendment 6 Authorizing Deep-set Buoy Gear

NOAA Fisheries has announced a public comment period, through March 10, 2023, on the Council’s proposed Amendment 6 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS) to authorize deep-set buoy gear (DSBG) as an additional gear type for catching swordfish and other HMS in federal waters off […]

Advisory body vacancies – nominations due January 31, 2023

The Council is requesting nominations to fill Advisory Body vacancies for the 2022-2024 term. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2023.  Nominations are open for the following positions: Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel – Washington Commercial – 1 Position Groundfish Advisory Subpanel – Washington Charter Boat Operator – 1 Position Please see the Council’s Advisory body […]

CANCELLED – Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee to hold online meeting December 1, 2022

The Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee’s December 1, 2022 meeting has been cancelled. Although we are cancelling the meeting, we will look to schedule again when BOEM will be ready to present their materials. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin, 503-820-2409. Email: Kerry.Griffin@noaa.gov

Space is still available – Marine Resource Education Program workshop series (2022-2023)

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is happy to announce a two-part Marine Resources Education Program West Coast Fisheries Science & Management workshop series October 4-6, 2022 (science) and January 17-19, 2023 (management). Applications are being accepted now. Interested fishermen should apply as soon as possible at https://mrep.gmri.org/apply (please note, the deadline has been extended as space is still […]

NMFS SWFSC to Host Pacific Sardine Stock Structure Workshop November 15-17, 2022

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) will be hosting the Pacific Sardine Stock Structure workshop from Tuesday, November 15 to Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 9:30 am- 4 pm PST at their La Jolla facility (Pacific Room 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive San Diego, CA 92037). This workshop will be offered in […]

Marine Resource Education Program workshop series (2022-2023)

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is happy to announce a two-part Marine Resources Education Program West Coast Fisheries Science & Management workshop series October 4-6, 2022 (science) and January 17-19, 2023 (management). Applications are being accepted now. Interested fishermen should apply by September 16 at https://mrep.gmri.org/apply (please note, the deadline has been extended).  The Marine Resource Education Program (MREP), […]

Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Science and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting September 16, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to review new analyses conducted by the NMFS California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team that may potentially inform future annual reports to the Pacific Council on the state of the California Current Ecosystem.