Archive for June, 2018

Notice of Availability: Pacific Council News, Summer 2018

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

The Summer 2018 issue of Pacific Council Newsletter is now available on the Council’s website. This newsletter reports mainly on decisions made at the June 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting.

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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Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to Hold Webinar on July 23, 2018

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) will hold a public meeting, via webinar, on Monday, July 23, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), or until business for the day has been completed.

Webinar Agenda

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of the meeting is for the CPSMT to develop a range of alternatives for an amendment to the CPS Fishery Management Plan that would address changes in the catch allowances for the CPS live bait fishery when a CPS stock is in an overfished condition.  The Council established a process that includes adopting a range of alternatives at the September 2018 meeting and final action at the November 2018 meeting.  As time allows, the CPSMT may discuss other topics on the agenda for the Council’s September meeting.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 217-555-003
  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 (1-631-992-3221)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code
    (683-377-106)
  6. 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

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

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 503-280-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

Public comments during the webinar will be accepted from attendees at the discretion of the chair of the CPSMT.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll-free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 409.

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June 2018 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Monday, June 18th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met June 7-13, 2018 in Spokane, Washington. The June 2018 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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September 2018 Council Meeting

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies met September 5-12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington to address issues related to groundfish, salmon, coastal pelagic species, highly migratory species, and ecosystem-based management.

Meeting Documents and Meeting Recordings

Meeting Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
Phone: 206-246-8600

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PRELIMINARY DRAFT JUNE 2018 MOTIONS IN WRITING

Friday, June 8th, 2018

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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Quick Link to the June 2018 Briefing Book

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Quick Link to the June 2018 Briefing Book: https://www.pcouncil.org/resources/archives/briefing-books/june-2018-briefing-book/

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NMFS announces a public meeting (June 29, 2018) to seek input on the definition of fish aggregating devices

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

NMFS announces a public meeting to seek input on the definition of fish aggregating devices (FADs) that could be applied for conservation measures by international fishery management organizations in which the United States participates.

The meeting will be held on Friday June 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT at the following location:

Pacific Conference Room, Room 300
National Marine Fisheries Service
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, California 92037

There will also be a webinar option available. Instructions will be emailed to participants who provide notice.

For further information:

This information posted as a courtesy to NMFS WCR.

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June 2018 Council Meeting Internet Live Stream

Monday, June 4th, 2018

The June 2018 Council meeting will be live‐streamed on the internet during the following hours:

  • Friday, June 8, 2018: beginning at approximately 9:00 AM Pacific Time, ending at approximately 6:00 PM PT or when business for the day is complete
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018 through Wednesday, June 13, 2018: 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 and meeting information, please see the June 7-13, 2018 Council meeting webpage.

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.

Instructions to 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 PFMC meetings 2018 Webinar ID is: 530-089-227
  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 1-562-247-8321 (not a toll-free number); enter the phone attendee audio access code: 240-052-611; 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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Adhoc Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee to Meet June 29, 2018

Friday, June 1st, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a meeting of its adhoc Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee (SaMTAAC).  The meeting is open to the public.

This will be the first SaMTAAC meeting and its primary purpose is to orient the SaMTAAC and its advisors around to its charge, review information and alternatives already developed, and identify additional information that may be helpful to the committee for its first full meeting.

The committee’s charge is as follows: Identifying obstacles to achieving the goals and objectives of the catch share plan related to under attainment of non-sablefish trawl allocations and unharvested sablefish quota pounds (QP) south of 36° N. latitude.  As appropriate to overcome identified obstacles, the committee will discuss and develop options, including but not limited to, actions that may modify rules for gear switching by trawl permit holders and QP leasing to vessels using fixed gear, as well as options that may encourage increased utilization of sablefish QPs south of 36° N. latitude.

Agenda

Meeting Date

The meeting will be held Friday, June 29, 2018, starting at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and will end when business for the day has been completed.

Meeting Location

The meeting will be held at the following location:

Watertown Hotel
Freemont/Montlake Room
4242 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Telephone: 1-206-826-4242

Driving Directions

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 503-820-2280, ext. 411, at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about this meeting, please contact  Dr. Jim Seger at 503-820-2416; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

 

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