Archive for May, 2018

Salmon Technical Team to Meet June 20-21 and June 26-28, 2018

Friday, May 25th, 2018

The Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold a series of meetings to initiate the development of salmon rebuilding plans for Klamath River fall Chinook, Sacramento River fall Chinook, Strait of Juan de Fuca natural coho, Queets River natural coho, and Snohomish River natural coho.  All meetings will be held from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. on the dates and at the locations specified below.  All meetings are open to the public.

Purpose of the Meeting

Three natural coho stocks (Queets coho, Strait of Juan de Fuca coho, and Snohomish coho) and two Chinook stocks (Sacramento River fall Chinook and Klamath River fall Chinook) were found to meet the criteria for being classified as overfished in the PFMC Review of 2017 Ocean Salmon Fisheries.  Under the tenets of the Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP), the STT is required to develop a salmon rebuilding plan for each of these stocks and propose them to the Council within one year.

The STT will meet with tribal, state, and other management entities who will work with the STT to provide data and expertise on pertinent topics to be included in each rebuilding plan, consistent with the FMP.  Discussions may include, but are not limited to, work flow, document structure, and timeline.  One meeting will occur for each of the five stocks; additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Locations

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Klamath River fall Chinook 

Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Sacramento River fall Chinook

Red Lion Hotel
Siskiyou Room
1830 Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA 96002
530-221-8700
Driving Directions

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – Strait of Juan de Fuca natural coho

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, West Coast Region Office
Room 261
510 Desmond Drive SE
Lacey, WA 98503
360-753-9530

Please check-in at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s reception desk for security clearance

Driving Directions

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – Queets River natural coho 

Thursday, June 28, 2018 – Snohomish River natural coho

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Large Conference Room
6730 Martin Way East
Olympia, WA 98516
360-438-1180
Driving Directions

Additional information

These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2411 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the meetings, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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June 7-13, 2018 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The June 7-13, 2018 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).

If you have additional questions regarding the June 7-13, 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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Agenda available for the May 22, 2018 Ecosystem Workgroup Webinar

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

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June 2018 Briefing Book Available Online

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

The Briefing Book for the June 7-13, 2018  Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “June 2018 Briefing Book” webpage. The Briefing Book contains the meeting agenda, “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.

For further information:

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Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel and Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to Meet Via Webinar Monday, June 4

Monday, May 14th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) and Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) will hold a joint meeting via webinar that is open to the public. The webinar will be held Monday, June 4, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or until business has been completed.

Webinar Agenda

Purpose of the Webinar

The primary purpose of the meeting is for the CPSAS and the CPSMT to develop supplemental reports on a potential for a fishery management plan (FMP) amendment to consider changes to the incidental take provisions for the CPS live bait fishery.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com and then click “Join a Meeting” in top right corner of page
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 617-646-275
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  4. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number: 1 (646) 558-2116 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 536-980-594
  6. Enter your audio phone PIN (shown after joining the webinar)

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 Kris Kleinschmidt or contact him at 503-820-2280, extension 411, 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 503-820-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

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

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Groundfish Management Team to Hold Webinar May 30, 2018

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a webinar which is open to the public.  The GMT webinar will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.  The webinar end time is an estimate, the meeting will adjourn when business for the day is completed.

The primary purpose of the GMT webinar is to prepare for the June 2018 Pacific Council meeting.  A detailed agenda for the webinar will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting.  The GMT may also address other assignments relating to groundfish management.  No management actions will be decided by the GMT.  The GMT’s task will be to develop recommendations for consideration by the Pacific Council at its June 2018 meeting.

Webinar Agenda

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 798-578-157
  3. Please enter your name and email -address (required)
  4. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (669) 224-3412
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code  798-578-157
  6. Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

NOTE: We have disabled Mic/Speakers as on option and require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate.

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 411 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

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the GMT chair.

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 503-820-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2413;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Agenda and meeting notice available for the June 7-13, 2018 Council Meeting

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Agenda and meeting notice available for the June 7-13, 2018 Council Meeting:

https://www.pcouncil.org/2018/04/53708/june-7-13-2018-council-meeting/

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Notice of Availability: Pacific Council News, Spring 2018

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Notice of Availability

The Spring 2018 issue of Pacific Council Newsletter is now available on the Council’s website. This newsletter reports mainly on decisions made at the March and April 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings.

You may view past issues of the Council’s newsletter by visiting the Council’s Newsletter Archives webpage.

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions regarding Pacific Council News, 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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