Highly Migratory Species Management Team to hold online meeting October 12-13, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) is holding a meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, beginning at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) until business is completed and continues Wednesday, October 13, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) and concluding when business is completed.


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.

Groundfish Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting (mop-up assessment review) September 29-30, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council)  Groundfish Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to review requested analyses exploring scale uncertainty in the new spiny dogfish stock assessment and rebuilding analyses for copper rockfish and quillback rockfish in California. The online meeting will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT.

Council Member Dashboard

September 2021 Council Meeting page Council stream: Panelist invites sent 9am Tuesday September 7th. Check your inbox, and reach out to Kris Kleinschmidt if you have not received your invite. As a Council member you will receive an email invitation with a unique-to-you URL to join the meeting. This will join you to the Council […]

NMFS announces draft EIS available for deep-set buoy gear authorization, Amendment 6 to the HMS FMP

NOAA Fisheries announces the release of a draft environmental impact statement (EIS), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, which includes an analysis of the potential short- and long-term impacts of the proposed action to authorize fishing with deep-set buoy gear (DSBG) in federal waters off the U.S. West Coast, on the human […]

Ad Hoc Climate and Communities Core Team to hold online briefing for Council committees and public September 2, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) ad hoc Climate and Communities Core Team (CCCT) will hold an online meeting. This meeting is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Thursday, September 2, 2021, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The CCCT prepared a report on Initiative outcomes (Agenda Item H.2.a, CCCT Report 1), which will be included in the advance briefing materials for the September Pacific Council meeting. The CCCT Co-Chairs will provide an overview of the results of the Initiative and the Team’s recommendations for potential follow-on activities. The Pacific Council is expected to review the report and provide guidance on any continuing activities. Other Pacific Council advisory bodies are encouraged to develop their own recommendations; this briefing will provide background information to help in the development of such recommendations by Pacific Council advisory bodies and the public.

Meeting Materials


To attend the online meeting

  1. Join the meeting by using this link: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/join
  2. Enter the Meeting ID:  148-348-0247 and click JOIN
  3. Next you will be prompted to either download:

  •  the RingCentral meetings application OR
  •  join the meeting without a download via your web browser,

  1. Enter your name and click JOIN.
  2. You may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing the TOLL number provided on your screen, followed by the meeting ID and participant ID (also provided on the screen)
  3. Once connected, you will be in the meeting, seeing other participants and a shared screen, if applicable.

For the best audio experience, please use computer audio. If you are not able 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 numbers below.

For Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1(650)2424929


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Meeting ID: 148 348 0247

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

Technical information

How to join a RingCentral Meeting

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 workshop, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.