Budget Committee to meet May 19, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Budget Committee will hold a meeting to consider budget issues as outlined in the Budget Committee agenda for the June 2020 Council Meeting. This online meeting is open to the public, and will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2020, from 1 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, until business for the day has been completed.

Agenda

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to consider and develop recommendations to the Pacific Council for the June 2020 Fiscal Matters agenda item.

To attend the webinar (GoToMeeting)

Join the meeting by visiting this link:

  1. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/908470797
  2. Click “Join” at the top right corner of page
  3. Access Code: 908-470-797
  4. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  5. You may also use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number 1 (224) 501-3412 (not a toll-free number)

Technical information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 10, 8, Vista, or XP
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See the GoToMeeting Webinar Apps)

You may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt phone or text 503-820-2412, or Sandra Krause phone or text 503-820-2419 for technical assistance.

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  Patricia Crouse at 503-820-2408;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

How CARES Act funds are allocated

(Summarized from a Congressional staff report) NOAA Fisheries aims to distribute the Sec. 12005 funds as quickly as possible while accounting for regional variability in the size of commercial, charter, seafood processors and dealers, and aquaculture industries. NOAA Fisheries used multi-year averages of annual revenue information from the commercial fishing, charter fishing, marine shellfish and […]

2020: Video review discussions continue

NMFS and the Council’s Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy and Technical Advisory Committees are developing draft business rules to implement third-party video review. This includes examining the level of video review necessary to audit logbooks and to audit video review providers. Agency staff and advisory bodies are discussing ways to reduce video review to the minimum […]

COVID-19 fisheries assistance

NOTE: The Council does not administer fisheries assistance for COVID-19. Please see the links below for resources, or contact the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Recent news California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife posts a CARES Act page for fisheries participants and communities (June 23) How CARES Act funds are allocated (May 14) The Midwater […]

Final rule published for 2020 salmon fisheries management measures

Through this final rule, National Marine Fisheries Service establishes fishery management measures for the 2020 ocean salmon fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California and the 2021 salmon seasons opening earlier than the effective date of the 2021 rule, which is expected to be no later than May 16, 2021, under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery […]

Ad hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to hold online meeting May 27

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s ad hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will convene an online meeting.  This online meeting is open to the public, and will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this webinar is for the EWG to discuss revisions to Chapter 3 of the Fishery Ecosystem Plan as part of the five-year review of the document. In March 2020 the Council directed the EWG to submit, for the September 2020 advanced briefing book, draft revisions to Chapter 3. The EWG also may discuss ongoing work associated with the Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate and Communities Initiative and may develop recommendations on administrative items for the Council’s June 2020 meeting, particularly future meeting planning.

Meeting agenda

To attend the online meeting

To join this meeting go to https://pcouncil.webex.com/join/kit.dahl. Enter the meeting ID 968 108 416. To join the audio portion by phone use this toll number: +1-408-418-9388.

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

Notice: final rule for the 2020 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan

NOAA Fisheries has issued the final rule that implements the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California. This rule also announces that it may be necessary to further modify the opening dates or other fishing days for some subareas shortly after the publication […]

Highly Migratory Species Exempted Fishing Permit applications for 2020

Application process By means of exempted fishing permits (EFPs) National Marine Fisheries Service “may authorize, for limited testing, public display, data collection, exploratory fishing, compensation fishing, conservation engineering, health and safety surveys, environmental cleanup, and/or hazard removal purposes, the target or incidental harvest of species managed under an FMP or fishery regulations that would otherwise be prohibited” (50 CFR 600.745(b)). The Council reviews […]