Archive for July, 2010

Summer newsletter now available

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The summer edition of the Pacific Council News is now available on our website.

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Notice of Pacific Sardine Directed Fishing Closure

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

This notice announces that through rulemaking in the Federal Register the directed harvest/fishing of Pacific sardine off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California will be closed effective 12:01 AM, Thursday morning, July 22, 2010. Fishing vessels with Pacific sardine on board taken in the directed harvest fishery must be at shore/dock and in the process of offloading at the time of closure.

Please download the Pacific Sardine Directed Fishing Closure Notice for all of the details.

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PIT TAG Workshop 2011

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The Columbia Basin PIT Tag Information System (PTAGIS) and the PIT Tag Steering Committee are pleased to announce a PIT Tag Workshop to be held January 25-27, 2011, at Skamania Lodge near Stevenson, Washington. The goal of the Workshop is to bring together researchers, resource managers, and other parties interested in the current or potential use of PIT tags in the Columbia Basin in order to share information and gain further knowledge through technical presentations, discussions, and demonstrations.

Visit the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission website for further information.

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Salmon Technical Team and Habitat Committee Subcommittees to Hold Joint Work Session (August 31, 2010)

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Subcommittees of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Habitat Committee (HC) will hold a joint work session to develop an overfishing assessment for Sacramento River fall Chinook. This meeting is open to the public.

When a salmon stock managed by the Council fails to meet its conservation objective for three consecutive years, an overfishing concern is triggered according to the terms of the Pacific Coast Salmon Plan (Salmon Plan).  The Salmon Plan requires the Council to direct its STT and HC to undertake a review of the status of the stock in question and determine if excessive harvest was responsible for the shortfall, if other factors were involved, and the significance of the stock depression with regard to achieving maximum sustainable yield.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the following location:

California Department of Fish and Game
Santa Rosa Field Office
475 Aviation Blvd., Suite 130
Santa Rosa, California, 95403
Phone: (707) 576-2878

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