2022 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A available on Council’s website

The 2022 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A is now available on the Council’s Pacific halibut webpage. The 2022 Area 2A Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan guides tribal, non-tribal commercial, and recreational Pacific halibut fisheries off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California by prescribing an allocation formula for the allowable catch, and […]

April 2022 Decision Summary Document

April 7-13, 2022  Council Meeting Decision Summary Documents are highlights of significant decisions made at Council meetings.  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.  […]

2022 Council-adopted salmon season tables

The Council-adopted salmon management tables are available by visiting our salmon preseason process and management webpage. These tables were adopted at the Council’s April 2022 meeting. Please keep in mind the tables are DRAFT until published in Preseason Report III (Preseason Report II is tentatively scheduled for publication on or around April 22).

PRELIMINARY DRAFT APRIL 2022 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.

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to hold online work session Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) is holding an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of this online meeting is to discuss and potentially develop work products for the Pacific Council’s June 2022 meeting.  Topics will include the scope of Phase 2 of the essential fish habitat review and the Central Subpopulation of Northern Anchovy stock assessment.  Other items on the Pacific Council’s June agenda may be discussed as well.  The meeting agenda will be available on the Pacific Council’s website in advance of the meeting.

Meeting materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link:

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Meeting ID: 911685371

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

Access Code / Meeting ID:  911685371

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; or email Sandra Mondal or call/text 503-820-2419.

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 online meetings, please contact Jessi Doerpinghaus at 503-820-2415; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 415.

Coastal Pelagic Species Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting May 5, 2022

The Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting to review proposed revisions to the Terms of Reference for the CPS Stock Assessment Review Process for 2023 and 2024.  The meeting is open to the public.  The SSC CPS Subcommittee’s online meeting will be held Thursday, May 5, 2022 beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until 12 p.m. Pacific Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the SSC CPS Subcommittee’s meeting 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 2023 and 2024.  Members of the Pacific Council’s CPS advisory bodies are encouraged to attend.  The Pacific Council is scheduled to adopt a public review draft Terms of Reference at their June meeting in Vancouver, Washington.

Meeting Materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link:

https://v.ringcentral.com/join/084522803

Meeting ID: 084522803

Or dial: +1 (650) 4191505 United States (San Mateo, CA) Access Code / Meeting ID: 084522803 for audio only

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; or email Sandra Mondal or call/text 503-820-2419.

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 online meetings, please contact Ms. Jessi Doerpinghaus at 503-820-2415; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Groundfish Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online work session Friday, April 22, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee will hold an online work session that is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Friday, April 22, 2022 starting at 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time and ending at 5 p.m. or when business has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee’s meeting is to review proposed changes to the Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Stock Assessment Reviews that will inform the process for conducting and reviewing groundfish assessments in 2023 and 2024.  Members of the Pacific Council’s groundfish advisory bodies are encouraged to attend. Proposed changes to the Terms of Reference were provided to the Pacific Council at their March 2022 virtual meeting, which were adopted by the Pacific Council for public review.  The Pacific Council is scheduled to adopt a final Terms of Reference at their June meeting in Vancouver, Washington.

No management actions will be decided by the SSC’s Groundfish Subcommittee.  The SSC Groundfish Subcommittee members’ role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the SSC and Pacific Council at the June meeting in Vancouver, Washington.

Meeting materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link:
https://v.ringcentral.com/join/928822106

Meeting ID: 928822106

One tap to join audio only from a smartphone:
+16504191505,,928822106# United States (San Mateo, CA)

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

    Access Code / Meeting ID: 928822106

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; or email Sandra Mondal or call/text 503-820-2419.

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 John DeVore at 503-820-2413; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 413.

Highly Migratory Species Management Team continues online meeting April 29, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) is holding an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting began Friday, April 22, 2022 and continues Friday, April 29, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this meeting is for the HMSMT to review preliminary modeling results used to evaluate the range of alternatives for high priority protected species hard caps in the California large mesh drift gillnet fishery adopted by the Council in November 2021, consider any modifications or updates to model specifications, and discuss the contents of its report for the June 2022 Council meeting on its preliminary evaluation of the alternatives. The HMSMT also may discuss other topics of interest relevant to the June 2022 Council meeting agenda.

Meeting materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link:

https://v.ringcentral.com/join/851365257

Meeting ID: 851365257

One tap to join audio only from a smartphone: +16504191505,,851365257# United States (San Mateo, CA)

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

Access Code / Meeting ID: 851365257

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; or email Sandra Mondal or call/text 503-820-2419.

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 online meetings, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.