UPDATE 4/5/20: The April 4-10 Council and Advisory Body meetings are now streaming live due to COVID-19 concerns.

Please see our April Council Meeting page for details on how to join, as well as other FAQ’s

April 2020 Council stream 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 […]

Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup to hold webinar April 28, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup (Workgroup) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public. The webinar will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, or when business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the webinar

The purpose of the webinar will be to draft the executive summary for the final risk assessment document, and discuss and consider potential recommendations for salmon management measures.  The Workgroup may also discuss and prepare for future Workgroup meetings and future meetings with the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory bodies.  Members of the Salmon Advisory Subpanel will also be in attendance.

To attend the webinar (RingCentral)

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 148-852-4445 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
Driving Directions

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 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, extension 410.

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, […]