Council Member Dashboard

March 2021 Council Meeting page Our new website turned one! Check out the video to recap features and see what’s new. Tips, tricks, and troubleshooting: NOTE: For the Council webinar, you must join via RingCentral app to participate. Joining via web browser will allow you to listen, but not speak. For AB meetings, you can […]

Current Federal legislation

A list of legislation the Council is tracking is provided below. This list is updated monthly. For more information, search or

NOAA seeking advisory committee nominations for the NOAA HSRP Federal Advisory Committee for 2022

The NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP), is a Federal Advisory Committee that advises the NOAA Administrator.   The next HSRP public (virtual) meeting is March 3-4, 2021, and information is available at: The NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) announces the 2022 Call for Nominations and notes the information is published in a Federal Register Notice: –  Federal Register Notice for HSRP […]

Request for Proposal – Sablefish Management Strategy Evaluation Facilitator

Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is soliciting proposals from a qualified person or group to facilitate a three-day webinar-based workshop scheduled for April 27-29, 2021 to solicit stakeholder recommendations for fishery objectives, performance metrics for assessing the attainment of fishery objectives, and alternative management strategies to be evaluated via a management strategy evaluation (MSE) of […]

Nominations to the 2021-2023 Permanent Advisory Committee for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

NOAA Fisheries is seeking nominations for the Permanent Advisory Committee established under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act. The Committee, composed of individuals from groups concerned with the fisheries covered by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention, will be given the opportunity to provide input to the United States Commissioners to […]

Pre-Assessment Workshop for Lingcod and Vermilion/Sunset Rockfishes to be held online March 29, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and the National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest and Southwest Fisheries Science Centers will hold an online workshop to review data and analyses proposed to inform new assessments for lingcod and vermilion/sunset rockfishes scheduled to be conducted this year.  The workshop is open to the public. The pre-assessment workshop will be held Monday, March 29, 2021 beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time and continuing until business for the day has been completed, no later than 4 p.m.

Groundfish Management Team to hold online meeting March 26, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting of its Groundfish Management Team (GMT) to discuss items on the Pacific Council’s April 2021 meeting agenda. This meeting is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Friday, March 26, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The scheduled ending time for this GMT meeting is an estimate, the meeting will adjourn when business for the day is completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the GMT webinar is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s April 2021 agenda items.  The GMT will discuss items related to groundfish management and administrative Pacific Council agenda items and may discuss ecosystem matters.  A detailed agenda for the webinar will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting. The GMT may also address other assignments relating to groundfish management. No management actions will be decided by the GMT.

To attend the online meeting

  1. Join the meeting by using this link:,
  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 148 607 0959 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,
  4. Enter your name and click JOIN.
  5. 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)Once connected, you will be in the meeting, seeing other participants and a shared screen, if applicable.

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.

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current U.S. location):

US: +1 (346) 980-4201
+1 (623) 404-9000 (US West)
+1 (650) 242-4929
+1 (720) 902-7700 (US Central)
+1 (213) 250-5700
+1 (469) 445-0100 (US South)
+1 (470) 869-2200 (US East)
+1 (646) 357-3664
+1 (773) 231-9226 (US North)
+1 (312) 263-0281

Meeting ID:  148 607 0959

International numbers available:

Technical information

Attendee instructions

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)

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  Todd Phillips at 503-820-2426; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 426.

IPHC now accepting applications for Area 2A Halibut licenses (2021)

The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) is now accepting applications for Area 2A Halibut licenses (2021). Please see the IPHC website for further information. You may contact the IPHC Secretariat at:, should you have any questions or require assistance.