Archive for April, 2014

Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Technical Advisory Committee and Policy Advisory Committee to Meet

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Trawl Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Technical Advisory Committee and Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee (GEM Committees) will hold a joint work session, which is open to the public, May 7 and 8 in Seattle, Washington. The GEM Committees will discuss development of an impact analysis for the Pacific Council’s adopted alternatives for a potential electronic monitoring program currently being developed for the Pacific Coast Groundfish limited Entry Trawl Fishery, and any other results from the April Pacific Council meeting.

No management actions will be decided at this meeting. Although nonemergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the GEM Committees for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting.  The meeting will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the GEM Committees’ intent to take final action to address the emergency.

The work session will be held May 7 and 8, 2014, from 9 a.m. until the earlier of 5 p.m. or when business for each day has been completed.

The meeting will be held in Seattle, Washington at the following location:

DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
Olympic 2 Room
18740 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA, 97188
Telephone: 206-246-8600

Driving Directions

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2425 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the joint work session, please contact Mr. Brett Wiedoff at 503-820-2424; toll free 1-866-806-7204.


April 2014 Council Meeting

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Hilton Vancouver Washington
301 W. Sixth Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 USA
Phone: 360-993-4500


DRAFT Council-Adopted Salmon Management Measures for May 2014-April 30, 2015 Ocean Salmon Fisheries (Tables); Including News Release

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The following DRAFT salmon management measures tables were adopted by the Council at their April 2014 meeting and will be published in Preseason Report III (tentatively scheduled for April 21). Please keep in mind the tables are DRAFT until implemented as Federal Regulations.

See the 2014 salmon season PFMC News Release (April 14, 2014).

See the April 2014 Final Salmon press release.


Public Comment Deadlines for the June 2014 Briefing Book

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Public Comment Deadline – Advance Briefing Book

Public comment materials received BY 11:59 pm, May 23, 2014, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the June 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 23, but BY 11:59 pm, June 13 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the June meeting. This is known as the “Supplemental Public Comment Deadline.”

See the Council’s Briefing Book Public Comment Deadlines webpage for complete details on how to submit comments.