Archive for November, 2015

A Public Workshop to Review the 2015 Groundfish Stock Assessment Process is Scheduled for December 9-10, 2015

Monday, November 30th, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and the NMFS Northwest and Southwest Fisheries Science Centers (NWFSC and SWFSC, respectively) will hold a public workshop to review and critique its groundfish stock assessment process in 2015. The Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop is open to the public.

December 9-10, 2015

The Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop will commence at 8:30 a.m. PT, Wednesday, December 9, 2015 and continue until 5:30 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day. The workshop will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. PT, Thursday, December 10, 2015 and continue until 5:30 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day.

Purpose

The purpose of the Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop is for participants in the Council’s 2015 stock assessment process to consider the procedures used in 2015 to assess and update groundfish stock abundance and develop recommendations for improving the process for future assessments and future assessment reviews. No management actions will be decided in this workshop. Any recommendations developed at the workshop will be submitted for consideration by the Council at its April meeting in Vancouver, WA.

Location

The Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop will be held at:

University of Washington
Room 203, Fishery Sciences Building (FSH)
1122 NE Boat Street
Seattle, WA  98105

Map to School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Additional information

The 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, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2413; or toll free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 413.

 

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November 2015 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met November 14-19, 2015 in Garden Grove, California. The November 2015 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document highlights the significant decisions made during that meeting. It also includes a listing of the membership appointments that were made at the November 2015 meeting (see “Administrative Matters”, starting on page 8 of the Decision Summary Document).

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November 2015 Council Meeting

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

November 14-19, 2015 Council Meeting

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: 714-750-1234

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PRELIMINARY DRAFT NOVEMBER 2015 COUNCIL MEETING MOTIONS IN WRITING

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

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 may use short-hand language or abbreviations that may not be clear without the context of verbal comments and clarifications made during their development at the meeting, or may contain inadvertent transposition errors.  They have not been approved by the Council to represent the final official record of Council action.  The final official record will be posted on the Council website after the Council approves the full meeting record at a future Council meeting.

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November 2015 Council Meeting Internet Live Stream

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

The November 2015 Council meeting will also be live‐streamed on the internet beginning at 8:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) Saturday, November 14, 2015 through Thursday, November 19, 2015. Broadcasts end daily at approximately 6:00 PM PT or when business for the day is complete. Only the audio portion and presentations displayed on the screen at the Council meeting will be broadcast. The audio portion is listen‐only; you will be unable to speak to the Council via the broadcast.

For agenda item topics, please see the November 2015 agenda.

Join the meeting in “listen-only” mode

Join the meeting in “listen-only” mode by visiting this link:

  1. http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID – The November 14-19, 2015 Webinar ID is: 145-232-603
  3. Please enter your email address (required)

Participants can use their computer’s speakers (VoIP) or telephone. (See the PFMC GoToMeeting Audio Diagram for best practices).  Since this is a “listen only” broadcast, you may use your computer speakers or headset to listen.

If you do not have a headset or computer speakers, you may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number 1-951-266-6126; phone audio access code 925-719-732 (not a toll-free number); then enter the audio pin shown after joining the webinar. The webinar is broadcast in “listen only” mode.

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, or XP
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See the GoToMeeting Webinar Apps)

You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt for technical assistance.

MP3 Audio Files

Approximately three business days after the meeting has ended, you may visit the “Past Meetings” webpage where you will find links to the MP3 and WAV files.

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Webinar Series on Ecosystem Indicators to be held in January-February 2016

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will host a series of five webinars in January and February 2016, which are open to the public.

Dates and Time of Webinars

The webinars will be held on the dates listed below, from 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time and last for approximately two hours. Information on how to participate is below.

  • Tuesday, January 12: Contents of the Annual California Current Ecosystem Status Report; physical oceanography indicators
  • Thursday, January 14: Biological indicators
  • Tuesday, January 26: Human dimensions indicators
  • Thursday, January 28: Habitat indicators
  • Tuesday, February 2: Risk assessments and application of indicators to decision making

Each webinar will begin with a short presentation by members of NOAA’s California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team, followed by a discussion facilitated by the EWG. This webinar series is part of the Coordinated Ecosystem Indicator Review Initiative intended to address goals and objectives from the Council’s Fishery Ecosystem Plan. Through these webinars, the EWG seeks input from Council advisory bodies and the public on the indicators presented in the Annual Report and how they can effectively support the Council’s goal of integrating ecosystem considerations into fishery management decisions.

The webinars will be recorded.  The recordings from the webinars that have already taken place are available on the Council’s “Coordinated Ecosystem Review Initiative” webpage.

Background Material

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 121-225-731
  3. Please enter your name and email -address (required)

AFTER logging in to the webinar, please:

  • Dial this TOLL number +1 (702) 489-0007  (not a toll-free number)
  • Enter the Attendee phone audio access code  471-159-571;
  • Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar).

Participants are encouraged to use their telephone, as this is the best practice to avoid technical issues and excessive feedback.  (See the PFMC GoToMeeting Audio Diagram for best practices).

Technical Information and System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, or XP
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet GoToMeeting Webinar Apps)

You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt or contact him at 503-820-2280, extension 425 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
503-820-2280
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 Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2425 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204; ext. 422.

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