Pacific Council News Summer 2020

An interview with Don Hansen This is the first of a three-part interview with Don Hansen. Don founded Dana Wharf Sport Fishing and Whale Watching, along with the Festival of the Whale in Dana Point, California. He was involved in the development of the first West Coast fishery management plans under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Don […]

Highly Migratory Species Management Team to hold online meeting July 27, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold an online meeting of its Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT), which will be open to the public. The online meeting will be held Monday, July 27, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Purpose of the meeting

During this meeting, the HMSMT will discuss its work plan for reviewing the best scientific information available relevant to essential fish habitat provisions in the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species. The HMSMT also will be briefed on and discuss potential changes to the presentation of data in the online version of the Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation document. The HMSMT may also discuss other topics scheduled for future Pacific Council meetings.

Meeting materials

Meeting agenda

To attend the online meeting (RingCentral)

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://meetings.ringcentral.com/join
  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 149 849 2919 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. Please 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.
  6. Once connected, you will be in the meeting, seeing other participants and a shared screen, if applicable.

IF you do not have the ability 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 phone numbers listed below.

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1(346)9804201
+1(623)4049000 (US West)
+1(650)2424929
+1(720)9027700 (US Central)
+1(213)2505700
+1(469)4450100 (US South)
+1(470)8692200 (US East)
+1(646)3573664
+1(773)2319226 (US North)
+1(312)2630281

Meeting ID: 149 849 2919

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

 

Technical information and instructions

This information will be posted to this webpage as it becomes available.

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

Call for data and information – Essential Fish Habitat Review for Pacific Coast Highly Migratory Species

The Pacific Fishery Management Council, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center have initiated a review of essential fish habitat (EFH) provisions in the Pacific Coast Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP).  This call for data and information is intended to support the review. The HMS FMP, its […]

Pacific Council News Summer 2020: Groundfish

Six exempted fishing permits move forward The Council has forwarded six 2021-2022 exempted fishing permits (EFP) applications to NMFS. They focus on year-round coastwide midwater rockfish; California Department of Fish and Wildlife recreational cowcod sampling in California; yellowtail rockfish Jig fishing off California; commercial midwater hook-and-line rockfish in the Rockfish Conservation Area off Oregon; Washington […]

Pacific Council News Summer 2020: Salmon

Workgroup meets to look into new management approach for southern Oregon/northern California coast coho The ad hoc Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Workgroup met for the first time in June to support the Council in its efforts to develop a new management approach for southern Oregon/northern California coast coho.  NMFS requested the Council assist in […]

PRELIMINARY DRAFT JUNE 2020 MOTIONS IN WRITING

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 […]

June 2020 oral public comment sign up

As with our in-person meetings, we will be accepting oral public comment for each agenda Item. You will still need to fill out a public comment card to sign up for an opportunity to speak, and oral comments will only be accepted before Council action on each agenda item. The links below will take you […]

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.

Meeting materials

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.