Archive for March, 2017

Request for Nominations: Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS) California Seat

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council is requesting nominations of qualified candidates to fill a vacant California seat on its Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS) for the 2016-2018 advisory body term.  The EAS is charged with advising the Council on issues associated with its Fishery Ecosystem Plan.

To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m. PDT, Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Please see the Council’s Advisory Body Vacancy webpage for full details.

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April 2017 Council Meeting Internet Live Stream

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The April 2017 Council meeting will be live‐streamed on the internet during the following hours:

  • Friday, April 7, 2017: beginning at approximately 9:00 AM Pacific Time, ending at approximately 6:00 PM PT or when business for the day is complete
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 through Tuesday, April 11, 2017: 8:00 AM Pacific Time, ending 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 April 2017 meeting agenda.

Please Note: The GotoMeeting broadcast is not a substitute for attending the Council meeting in-person. We strive to make this service fully available, but due to unforeseen technical issues (internet/power outages, GoToMeeting service issues, etc), this service may not be available during portions of the Council meeting.

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 April 2017 Webinar ID is: 897-986-459
  3. Please enter your email address (required)

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 1-562-247-8422 (not a toll-free number); enter the phone attendee audio access code: 862-846-290; 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 five 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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Reminder! Groundfish Management Team will be holding a webinar on April 4, agenda now available

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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Quick Link to April 2017 Council Meeting Agenda and Information

Monday, March 27th, 2017

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April 2017 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The April 6-11, 2017 Council Meeting “Fast Facts” are available. Fast Facts are answers to FAQs that can help you get oriented for the upcoming meeting (transportation, internet code, hotel map).

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Methodology Review of Aerial Survey Scheduled for April 17-18

Friday, March 24th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting to review the methodology of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)/California Wetfish Producers Association (CWPA) aerial survey.  The meeting is open to the public.  The meeting will be held Monday, April 17 – Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  This meeting will start at 8:00 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. or until business is concluded on each day.

Purpose

The methodology review meeting is being held to provide scientific and technical review of the CDFW/CWPA aerial survey, which is being proposed for potential inclusion in stock assessments of Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) fishery resources off the U.S. West Coast.  The review will follow the Council’s Terms of Reference for Methodology Reviews, and a report of the review meeting will be considered by the Council at its June 2017 meeting in Spokane, Washington.

Meeting Materials

Location

The meeting will be held at the following location:

Pacific Conference Room
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
8901 La Jolla Shores Dr.
La Jolla, California 92037-1509
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. Dale Sweetnam at 858-546-7170 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll free 1-866-806-7204.

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April 2017 Briefing Book Available Online

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Notice of Availability

The Briefing Book for the April 2017 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “April 2017 Briefing Book” webpage. The Briefing Book contains “situation summaries” (brief summaries that provide background for each agenda item), reports and materials for each agenda item, and written public comment. Advisory body and committee agendas and memos are also available.

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Salmon Preseason Report II, Including Public Hearing Schedule Available on Council’s Website

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Preseason Report II:  Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2017 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations

The document Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2017 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations; Regulation Identifier Number 0648-BG59 has been posted to the Council’s website. Please visit the 2017 Preseason Report II webpage to view and download the document.

Public Comment Opportunities on the Proposed Management Alternatives

The Council solicits public comments on the proposed management Alternatives in preparation for adopting final management recommendations at its April meeting. Oral and written comments on the proposed management Alternatives may be presented at the public hearings.   All public hearings begin at 7 p.m. on the dates and at the locations specified below:

Monday, March 27, 2017; 7:00 PM
Chateau Westport
Beach Room
710 W Hancock
Westport, WA 98595
360-268-9101
Driving Directions

Monday, March 27, 2017; 7:00 PM
Red Lion Hotel
South Umpqua Room
1313 N Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-267-4141
Driving Directions

Tuesday, March 28, 2017; 7:00 PM
City of Fort Bragg
Town Hall
363 S. Main St.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707-961-2823
Driving Directions

Additional comment will be accepted during the April Council meeting. Written comments received at the Council office BY 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 30, 2017 will be copied and distributed to all Council members.

For further information regarding the salmon management documents or the hearings, please contact: Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410 or toll free 1-866-806-7204.

 

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Agenda for the March 2017 groundfish pre-assessment workshop now available

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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March 2017 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met March 8-13, 2017 in Vancouver, WA, USA. The March 2017 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document contains the highlights of significant decisions made at that meeting. Results of agenda items that do not reach a level of highlight significance are typically not described in the Decision Summary Document.

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