Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to hold online meeting May 24, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) is holding an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held on Friday, May 24, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific Time or until business is completed. This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

During this meeting the EWG will 1) review progress on Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiative 4 and 2) discuss the contents of reports on agenda items for the June 2024 Pacific Council meeting. 

Meeting materials

A detailed agenda will be made available prior to the meeting

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/195927769

Meeting ID: 195927769

Or dial:
    +1 (650) 4191505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

Access Code / Meeting ID: 195927769

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

Technical information

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

System requirements

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8 or 10
Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See your phone’s App Store and search for RingCentral meeting or visit RingCentral Mobile App site)

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

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

April 2024 Decision Summary Document

Council Meeting Decision Summary Documents are highlights of significant decisions made at Council meetings. Fishery policy decisions made by the Council are formally transmitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) as recommendations and are not final until NMFS approval.  Results of agenda items that do not reach a level of highlight significance are typically not described in the Decision Summary Document.  For a more detailed account of Council meeting discussions, see the Council meeting record and transcripts.   

Pacific Fishery Management Council Adopts 2024 West Coast Ocean Salmon Seasons (Press Release and Tables)

Seattle, Washington—The Pacific Fishery Management Council has adopted recommendations for ocean salmon fishing along the Pacific west coast in 2024. The seasons provide recreational and commercial opportunities in northern areas of the coast but include significant reductions and closures in southern portions of the coast to achieve conservation goals for goals for both Chinook and […]

Preliminary DRAFT April 2024 Motions in Writing

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.

Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee to hold online meeting April 18, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold an online public meeting. This meeting will be held Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time or until business for the day has been completed. This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily. 

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this online meeting is for the MPC to consider current offshore wind (OSW) energy and aquaculture issues and to provide information and advice to the Pacific Council for consideration at its June 2024 meeting. Topics will include updates on state and Federal OSW activities, and other OSW or aquaculture topics, as appropriate.

Meeting materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/977207784

Meeting ID: 977207784

Or dial: +1 (650) 4191505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

Access Code / Meeting ID: 977207784

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

Technical information

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

System requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8 or 10
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See your phone’s App Store and search for RingCentral meeting or visit RingCentral Mobile App site)

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 Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 409.

Highly Migratory Species Exempted Fishing Permit applications for 2024

Application process By means of exempted fishing permits (EFPs) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) “may authorize, for limited testing, public display, data collection, exploratory fishing, compensation fishing, conservation engineering, health and safety surveys, environmental cleanup, and/or hazard removal purposes, the target or incidental harvest of species managed under an FMP or fishery regulations that would otherwise be prohibited” (50 CFR 600.745(b)). The Council […]

Sacramento River Fall Chinook Workgroup to meet May 1-2, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Sacramento River Fall Chinook Workgroup (SRWG) will hold an online two-day meeting Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2, 2024, which is open to the public. The meeting will start daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pacific Time or when business for the day concludes.  This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Meeting materials

Agenda

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the Workgroup is to develop potential improvements to SRFC assessment and management for Pacific Council consideration that would evaluate current management measures, provide a workplan to accomplish the work, and eventually provide new or updated products for Pacific Council consideration.  This meeting will likely focus on collecting and summarizing relevant information on SRFC stock status, reviewing the current models and methods used for harvest management, and identifying data gaps.  A draft outline of the workplan could be developed for discussion at the next meeting.     

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/332943534

Meeting ID: 332943534

Or dial: +1 (650) 4191505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

Access Code / Meeting ID: 332943534

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

Technical information

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

System requirements

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8 or 10
Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See your phone’s App Store and search for RingCentral meeting or visit RingCentral Mobile App site)

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the work session, please contact Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

March 2024 Decision Summary Document

Council Meeting Decision Summary Documents are highlights of significant decisions made at Council meetings. Fishery policy decisions made by the Council are formally transmitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) as recommendations and are not final until NMFS approval.  Results of agenda items that do not reach a level of highlight significance are typically not described in the Decision Summary Document.  For a more detailed account of Council meeting discussions, see the Council meeting record and transcripts.   

Coastal Pelagic Species Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting April 17, 2024

The Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to review and update the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the CPS Stock Assessment Review Process for 2025 and 2026 and Accepted Practices Guidelines for CPS Stock Assessments document. The meeting is open to the public, and will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2024 beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until 1 p.m. Pacific Time or until business for the day has been completed. This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the SSC CPS Subcommittee meeting is to (a) is to review proposed changes to the Terms of Reference for CPS Stock Assessment Reviews that will inform the process of conducting and reviewing CPS assessments in 2025 and 2026 and (b) update best practices for conducting CPS stock assessments.  Members of the Pacific Council’s CPS advisory bodies are encouraged to attend.   

Meeting Materials

Agenda

TOR

AP

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/174120969

Meeting ID: 174120969

Or dial: +1 (650) 4191505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

Access Code / Meeting ID: 174120969

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

Technical information

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

System requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8 or 10
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See your phone’s App Store and search for RingCentral meeting or visit RingCentral Mobile App site)

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 Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 409.