NMFS publishes proposed rule for 2020-2021 annual specifications and management measures for Pacific Sardine

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to implement annual harvest specifications and management measures for the northern subpopulation of Pacific sardine, for the fishing year from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. NMFS is accepting comments through June 11, 2020. Please see the Federal Register notice dated May 27, 2020 to view the […]

Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Technical Workgroup to hold online meeting June 9

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) Coho Technical Workgroup (Workgroup) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public   The online meeting will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The Workgroup will discuss a timeline and workplan to develop a harvest control rule for SONCC coho that NMFS could consider in establishing a new Endangered Species Act consultation standard for SONCC coho.  A draft Terms of Reference and timeline will also be discussed, which the Workgroup will work to finalize.  The Workgroup may also discuss the upcoming Pacific Council meeting scheduled in June, and draft a statement and prepare materials for that meeting.  Public comments during the meeting will be received from attendees at the discretion of the Team Chair.

Updated! To attend the online meeting (WebEx)

  1. Join the meeting by visiting the direct meeting link:   https://pcouncil.webex.com/pcouncil/  (This will prompt you to download and install the WebEx meeting application) Meeting number:  960 829 328
  2. Enter your name and email address, and then click Next
  3. You will be asked for the meeting password, enter the following meeting password:  bbTF3P74VNM
  4. Next, you choose how you want to hear:
    • Use computer for audio (default):  Use your computer with a headset or speakers.
    • Call in:  If you prefer to use your phone for audio, dial this TOLL number when the meeting starts:  +1-408-418-9388
  5. Next, Click Join Meeting

Technical information

Prior to the meeting

Join a test meeting to make sure your audio and video devices work as expected before your meeting.

When you join a test meeting, it automatically downloads the Webex Meetings app – so it’s easier to join your next meeting.

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees supported platforms: Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit; Windows 8 32-bit/64-bit; Windows 8.1 32-bit/64-bit; Windows 10 and Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB
  • Mac®-based supported platforms: Mac OS® X 10.13 or newer
  • Linux-based supported platforms: Ubuntu 14.x or later; Open SuSE 13.x or later; Fedora 18 or later; Red Hat 6 or later; Debian 8.x or later

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

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 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  Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Budget Committee to meet May 19, 2020

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 June 2020 Council Meeting. This online meeting is open to the public, and will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2020, from 1 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, until business for the day has been completed.

Agenda

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to consider and develop recommendations to the Pacific Council for the June 2020 Fiscal Matters agenda item.

To attend the webinar (GoToMeeting)

Join the meeting by visiting this link:

  1. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/908470797
  2. Click “Join” at the top right corner of page
  3. Access Code: 908-470-797
  4. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  5. You may also use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number 1 (224) 501-3412 (not a toll-free number)

Technical information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 10, 8, 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 Kris Kleinschmidt phone or text 503-820-2412, or Sandra Krause phone or text 503-820-2419 for technical assistance.

Additional information

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 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  Patricia Crouse at 503-820-2408;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Video review discussions (2020)

NMFS and the Council’s Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy and Technical Advisory Committees are developing draft business rules to implement third-party video review. This includes examining the level of video review necessary to audit logbooks and to audit video review providers. Agency staff and advisory bodies are discussing ways to reduce video review to the minimum […]

COVID-19 fisheries assistance

NOTE: The Council does not administer fisheries assistance for COVID-19. Please see the links below for resources, or contact the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Recent news How CARES Act funds are allocated (May 14) The Midwater Trawlers Cooperative and state of Oregon are conducting a pilot project to test trawl fishermen before they head […]

Final rule published for 2020 salmon fisheries management measures

Through this final rule, National Marine Fisheries Service establishes fishery management measures for the 2020 ocean salmon fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California and the 2021 salmon seasons opening earlier than the effective date of the 2021 rule, which is expected to be no later than May 16, 2021, under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery […]

Ad hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to hold online meeting May 27

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s ad hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will convene an online meeting.  This online meeting is open to the public, and will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this webinar is for the EWG to discuss revisions to Chapter 3 of the Fishery Ecosystem Plan as part of the five-year review of the document. In March 2020 the Council directed the EWG to submit, for the September 2020 advanced briefing book, draft revisions to Chapter 3. The EWG also may discuss ongoing work associated with the Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate and Communities Initiative and may develop recommendations on administrative items for the Council’s June 2020 meeting, particularly future meeting planning.

Meeting agenda

To attend the online meeting

To join this meeting go to https://pcouncil.webex.com/join/kit.dahl. Enter the meeting ID 968 108 416. To join the audio portion by phone use this toll number: +1-408-418-9388.

Additional information

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 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.