Archive for April, 2013

Latest Version of The Line, Summary of West Coast Fisheries News

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Download The Line, Volume 2, No. 2, a publication of the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The Line is a summary of West Coast fisheries news, for fishermen, published five times per year. This issue reports on the decisions made at the April 2013 PFMC meeting.

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions regarding The Line, please direct them to: Ms. Jennifer Gilden, Information and Communications Specialist at (503) 820-2280 ext. 418 or toll free: 1-866-806-7204.

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NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop Webinar Meeting Announcement

Monday, April 29th, 2013

NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop Webinar Meeting Announcement

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) will hold a Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar to provide an overview of the data sources, data trends and population models that will be used in the upcoming Pacific coast groundfish stock assessments for rougheye rockfish, aurora rockfish, shortspine thornyhead and longspine thornyhead.  The specific objectives of the workshop are to: (1) present and describe data that may be included in the stock assessment modeling for rougheye rockfish, aurora rockfish, shortspine thornyhead and longspine thornyhead; (2) discuss the interpretation of data given historical and current fishing practices and changes in fishing regulations; (3) discuss approaches for improving stock assessment modeling efforts; and (4) identify data gaps and future research possibilities. No management actions will be decided in this workshop.

The NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar will begin at 1 p.m. PST, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 and continue until 4 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day. The online NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar is open to the public, although space for online access is limited to the first 25 participants.

Webinar Reservations

To attend the NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar, please reserve your seat by visiting https://nwfscfram.webex.com/nwfscfram/j.php?ED=19623343&UID=95756543&RT=MiM0. If requested, enter your name, email address, and the webinar id, which is 298 872 886.  Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail message that contains detailed information about viewing the event.  To only join the audio teleconference of the NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar from the U.S. or Canada, call the toll number 1-650-479-3208 (note: this is not a toll-free number) and use the access code 298 872 886 when prompted.  To request a toll-free audio connection, please contact Ms. Stacey Miller (541-867-0562) at least 5 days prior to the webinar meeting.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees:  Windows® 2000, XP SP3, 2003 Server, Vista 32-bit/64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit, 2008 Server 64-bit; Intel or AMD processor, JavaScript and Cookies enabled, Active X enabled and unblocked for Microsoft Internet Explorer (recommended) and Java 6.0 or above, Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8 (8 is recommended), Mozilla Firefox 3.x or 4.0b, Chrome 5, 6, or 7; Mac®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.5 or 10.6; Other platforms supported: Linux, Solaris Solaris 10, HP-UX 11.11 and AIX 5.3; and Mobile attendees:  iPhone® or iPad®  (iOS 3+),  AndroidTM (v 2.1+) and Cius devices.  If you experience technical difficulties connecting to the webinar meeting, it may be helpful to try using a different browser.

Public Listening Stations

Six public listening stations for the NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar will also be available at the following locations:

  1. Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Auditorium, 2725 Montlake Blvd. East, Seattle, WA 98112, Telephone: (206) 860-3200
  2. Englund Marine & Industrial Supply, Meeting Room, Hamburg Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103,
    Telephone: (503) 325-4341
  3. Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Conference Room 101, 2032 SE OSU Drive, Newport, Oregon 97365, Telephone: (541) 867-0500
  4. Port of Coos Bay, Meeting Room,  Charleston Marina RV Park, 63402 Kingfisher Road, Charleston, OR 97420, Telephone: (541) 888-9512
  5. Fishermen’s Marketing Association, 1585 Heartwood Drive, Suite E., McKinleyville, CA 95519, Telephone: (707) 840-0182
  6. Pacific Fishery Management Council, Large Conference Room, Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384, Telephone:  (503) 820-2280.

Members of the general public who are not National Marine Fisheries Service employees need to provide photo identification to attend the webinar at listening stations at the Northwest Fisheries Science Centers.  Foreign nationals, where a foreign national is an individual who is not a citizen of the United States, not a legal permanent resident (meaning not a “permanent resident alien” or “Green Card” holder), and not a “protected individual” under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), intending to attend the webinar at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center must notify Ms. Stacey Miller (541-867-0562) at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center at least 5 days prior to the webinar.

Additional Information

For further information regarding the webinar subject matter, as well as questions about the public listening stations, please contact Ms. Stacey Miller (541-867-0562). The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities.  Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to contact Ms. Stacey Miller (541-867-0562), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Coastal Pelagic Species Subcommittee to Hold Meeting

Monday, April 29th, 2013

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of its Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) and the Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC) CPS Subcommittee. In addition, one representative of the Council’s Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel will participate. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Council’s pending decisions on changing the temperature index used as a correlate for sardine recruitment, and changing the start date of the Pacific sardine fishery. The CPSMT and SSC Subcommittee will be expected to make recommendations that can be used by the Council in actions related to these two issues. The Council considered these topics at its April 2013 meeting, and is tentatively scheduled to take final action at the June 2013 meeting.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21 beginning at 1 pm and continue until business for the day is completed. The meeting will reconvene at 8 am Wednesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 23, and go until business for each day is completed.

The meeting will be held at the following location:

National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Large Conference Room
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Telephone: 858-546-7000
Driving Directions

The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Dale Sweetnam at 858-546-7170, at least five days prior to the meeting date.

For further information, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2280 ext. 409.

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Council Coordination Committee (CCC) Briefing Book Materials

Friday, April 26th, 2013

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NMFS Proposes to reclassify the CA thresher shark/swordfish drift gillnet fishery from Category II to Category I under the MMPA

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published its proposed List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2013, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), on April 22.

NMFS proposes to reclassify the ‘‘CA thresher shark/swordfish drift gillnet’’ fishery from Category II to Category I. NMFS has observed this fishery from 2005 through 2010 at coverage levels ranging from 11.9% to 20.9%. NMFS reclassified this fishery from Category III to Category II on the 2012 LOF. NMFS has observed this fishery from 2005 through 2010 at coverage levels ranging from 11.9% to 20.9%.  NMFS reclassified this fishery from Category III to Category II on the 2012 LOF.

Category I fisheries have been found to cause frequent incidental mortality or serious injury of marine mammals.

For more information see the Federal Register notice.

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Salmon Preseason Report III Available

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Preseason Report III Council Adopted Management Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2013 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations, published April 2013, is available on the Council’s website. Visit the Preseason Report III webpage to download the document.

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IATTC General Advisory Committee and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee Meeting

Friday, April 19th, 2013

NMFS announces a combined meeting of the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) and the General Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) on May 15, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded). The meeting will be held at the NMFS Long Beach office: 501 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. Please notify Ms. Heidi Taylor, Southwest Region, NMFS, (562) 980-4039) prior to May 10, 2013, of your plans to attend either meeting, or interest in a teleconference option.

Read the Federal Register Notice dated April 19, 2013 .

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April 2013 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document Available Online

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met April 6-11, 2013 in Portland, Oregon. The April 2013 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document summarizes the decisions made during that meeting.

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Public Comment Deadlines for the June 2013 Briefing Book

Friday, April 12th, 2013

June 2013 Briefing Book Public Comment Deadlines

Public Comment Deadline – Advance Briefing Book

Public comment materials received by 11:59 pm, May 29, 2013, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the meeting. This is known as the “Advance Briefing Book Deadline.”

Supplemental Public Comment Deadline

Public comments or materials received at the Council office after May 29 but by 11:59 pm, June 12 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the meeting. This is known as the “Supplemental Public Comment Deadline.”

See the Council’s Briefing Book Webpage for complete details on how to submit comments.

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April 2013 Council Meeting

Friday, April 12th, 2013

April 2013 Council Decisions Summary Document

April 2013 Meeting Minutes

April 2013 Meeting Voting Log

April 2013 Briefing Book

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