Preliminary draft April 2020 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 […]

2020 Salmon hearings will be conducted via webinar only

Due to public health concerns related to COVID19 the Pacific Fishery Management Council will be conducting the following Salmon hearings via webinar only. We recognize these meetings are typically held in person, but given the circumstances we feel the webinar platform is the best way to proceed. We appreciate your patience and flexibility. The links […]

Pacific Council releases alternatives for 2020 West Coast ocean salmon fishery

Rohnert Park, California – The Pacific Fishery Management Council has adopted three alternatives for 2020 ocean salmon fisheries off of Washington, Oregon and California for public review. The Council will make a final decision on salmon seasons at its meeting in Vancouver, Washington, on April 5-10. Detailed information about season starting dates, areas open, and […]

DRAFT Council-Adopted salmon management measures (tables) for public review

The following DRAFT salmon management measure tables were adopted by the Council for public review at their March 2020 meeting.  Please keep in mind the tables are DRAFT until published in Preseason Report II.  (Preseason Report II is tentatively scheduled for publication on or around March 20). Table 1. 2020 Commercial troll management Alternatives for non-Indian ocean salmon fisheries – Council adopted (Monday, […]

Ad Hoc Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee to hold webinar meeting on April 1, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting of its Ad Hoc Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee (SaMTAAC).  The meeting is open to the public. The webinar meeting will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.  The scheduled ending time for the SaMTAAC webinar is an estimate, the meeting will adjourn when business for the day is completed.

Purpose of the webinar

At this meeting, the SaMTAAC will continue to develop alternatives that address obstacles to achieving the goals and objectives of the groundfish trawl catch share plan related to under-attainment of non-sablefish shorebased trawl allocations.  The SaMTAAC’s work on alternatives will be presented at the June 2020 Pacific Council meeting. Further information on the work of the SaMTAAC is available on the sablefish area management and trawl allocation attainment webpage.

Meeting documents

To attend the webinar (RingCentral)

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 5038202416 and click JOIN
  3. Next you will be prompted to either:
    1. Download the RingCentral meetings application, OR
    2. Join the meeting without a download via your web browser.
  4. Please enter your name and click Join.
  5. You must 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.

Technical information and instructions

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)

You may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or contact him at 503-820-2280, extension 412 for technical assistance.

Public listening station

A public listening station will also be provided at the Council office.

Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
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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. Jim Seger at 503-820-2416;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.