Sacramento River Fall Chinook Workgroup to meet August 7-8, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Sacramento River Fall Chinook Workgroup (SRWG) will hold an online two-day meeting Wednesday, August 7 and Thursday, August 8, 2024, which is open to the public. The meeting will start daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pacific Time or when business for the day concludes.  This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the meetings is to address guidance received from the Pacific Council at their June 2024 meeting.  At the August meetings, the Workgroup will likely focus on developing an outline for the Workgroup’s report to the Pacific Council in November 2024 that considers new or updated tools for SRFC management.  At the September meeting, the Workgroup will likely continue to develop the report and may discuss potential 2024 Salmon Methodology Review topics relevant to their tasking.  Additional discussions may include, but are not limited to, future meetings, workload planning, and upcoming Council agenda items.

Ad Hoc Klamath River Fall Chinook Workgroup to hold online meeting September 4, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad-Hoc Klamath River Fall Chinook Workgroup will hold an online meeting which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pacific Time, or until business for the day concludes.

This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss and further develop interim management measures, or a management framework, intended to address the response of Klamath River fall Chinook to the dynamic nature of the Klamath River environment and the available habitat immediately following dam removal, and post-dam removal until the natural environment is stabilized and the salmon population is more predictable.  Additional discussions may include, but are not limited to, future meetings, workload planning, and upcoming items on the Pacific Council’s agenda.

Ad Hoc Klamath River Fall Chinook Workgroup to hold online meeting August 6, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad-Hoc Klamath River Fall Chinook Workgroup will hold an online meeting which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pacific Time, or until business for the day concludes.

This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss and further develop interim management measures, or a management framework, intended to address the response of Klamath River fall Chinook to the dynamic nature of the Klamath River environment and the available habitat immediately following dam removal, and post-dam removal until the natural environment is stabilized and the salmon population is more predictable.  Additional discussions may include, but are not limited to, future meetings, workload planning, and upcoming items on the Pacific Council’s agenda.

Meeting materials

A detailed agenda will be made available prior to the meeting.

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/647932148

Meeting ID: 647932148

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

Access Code / Meeting ID: 647932148

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 send an email to Hayden York or call/text 503-820-2424.

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 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the online meeting, please contact Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Ad Hoc Equity & Environmental Justice Committee online meeting August 1, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene an online meeting of its Ad Hoc Equity and Environmental Justice Committee (EEJC). This online meeting is open to the public and will be held Thursday, August 1, 2024, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.  The scheduled ending time for this meeting is an estimate and will adjourn when business for the day is completed.

This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

The EEJC will have an organizational meeting to discuss the NMFS EEJ Strategy Regional Implementation Plan.  This committee was formed by the Pacific Council at its April 2023 meeting to assist the Council in addressing EEJ issues and, in particular, to advise the Council on working with NMFS on the Regional Implementation Plan and the geographic strategic plan.  No management actions will be decided by the EEJC, but recommendations may be provided to the Pacific Council at its September 18-23, 2024 meeting.  A detailed agenda for the webinar will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting. 

Meeting materials

A detailed agenda will be made available prior to the meeting.

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/438918307

Meeting ID: 438918307

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

Access Code / Meeting ID: 438918307

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 Hayden York or call/text 503-820-2424.

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 Angela Forristall at 503-820-2419; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 419.

June 2024 Decision Summary Document

Council Meeting Decision Summary Documents are highlights of significant decisions made at Council meetings. Fishery policy decisions made by the Council are formally transmitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) as recommendations and are not final until NMFS approval.  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.   

Preliminary DRAFT June 2024 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.

Sacramento River Fall Chinook Workgroup to meet June 25-26, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Sacramento River Fall Chinook Workgroup (SRWG) will hold an online two-day meeting Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26, 2024, which is open to the public. The meeting will start daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pacific Time or when business for the day concludes.  This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Meeting materials

Agenda

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the meeting is to address guidance received from the Pacific Council at their June 2024 meeting. The Workgroup may also discuss and continue to develop new or updated tools for SRFC management for Pacific Council consideration. Additional discussions may include, but are not limited to, future meetings, workload planning, and upcoming Council agenda items.

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/017398092

Meeting ID: 017398092

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

Access Code / Meeting ID: 017398092

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 you may send an email to Hayden York or call/text 503-820-2424.

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 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the work session, please contact Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Ad Hoc Klamath River Fall Chinook Workgroup to hold online meeting June 24, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad-Hoc Klamath River Fall Chinook Workgroup will hold an online meeting which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Monday, June 24, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Pacific Time, or until business for the day concludes.

This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss and further develop interim management measures, or a management framework, intended to address the response of Klamath River fall Chinook to the dynamic nature of the Klamath River environment and the available habitat immediately following dam removal, and post-dam removal until the natural environment is stabilized and the salmon population is more predictable.  Additional discussions may include, but are not limited to, future meetings, workload planning, and upcoming Council agenda.

Meeting materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/602608742

Meeting ID: 602608742

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

Access Code / Meeting ID: 602608742

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 send an email to Hayden York or call/text 503-820-2424.

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 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the online meeting, please contact Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

HMS Roadmap Workshop: Expanding Options for HMS Fisheries

The Council is convening a workshop on Thursday and Friday June 6-7, 2024, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley, Shutters West Room. 

The purpose of the workshop is to identify approaches to increase landings of highly migratory species (HMS) fisheries on the West Coast through the use of exempted fishing permits (EFPs). The Council seeks to engage fishery participants, the HMS Advisory Subpanel, and the HMS Management Team in a collaborative and solutions-oriented workshop resulting in recommendations for the Council.

Workshop objectives are to:

  • Identify aspects of EFPs that may be limiting participation and ways to increase the number of EFPs and EFP applicants
  • Consider approaches to streamline the timing and process for EFPs for applicants, the Council and National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Identify fishing practices and gear configurations that could be economically viable while minimizing bycatch
  • Identify criteria to be used to define successful EFPs (e.g., economic performance, gear conflicts, acceptable levels of bycatch)

Focal questions to frame workshop brainstorming and discussions include:

  • What characteristics of fishing for HMS are necessary to make it economically viable?  
  • What types of gear configurations and fishing practices are consistent with Roadmap goals? 
  • What metrics or indicators and management strategies are available to support the bycatch minimization goal?  
  • What actions can the Council take in partnership with National Marine Fisheries Service to ensure an effective and efficient process for the review and issuance of exempted fishing permits? 
  • What other mechanisms are there, such as research funding or grants, that could complement exempted fishing permits and support Roadmap goals? 

Through structured discussion and constructive brainstorming around a set of guiding questions we expect the workshop will generate recommendations the Council could use when considering exempted fishing permit applications to explore new gear types that will replace lost HMS catch and increase West Coast HMS production. This will help define the structure and operation of successful EFPs in terms of economic performance, marketability of catch, social constraints, and avoiding gear conflicts. 

Meeting Materials

Draft Workshop Agenda

Meeting Protocols and Ground Rules

Breakout Session Questions

Draft HMS Roadmap Terms List and Roadmap Goals

HMS Roadmap Registered Participant List

(Registration closed May 24, but you do not have to be registered to attend.)

Day parking will be offered at a validated rate of $5. Ticket validation will be available onsite (cash only).