Archive for July, 2018

Adhoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) to meet via webinar August 21, 2018

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold a meeting via webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held August 21, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or when business for the day has been completed.

Webinar Materials

Please review the following materials well in advance of joining the webinar:

Purpose of the Webinar

The EWG is holding this webinar to help other Council advisory bodies and the public prepare comments on two topics the Council will take up at its September 5-12, 2018 meeting. First, the Council will be deciding on future activities as part of the Climate and Communities Initiative pursuant to its Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP). Second, the Council will be scoping the first 5-year review of the FEP. The Council may consider initiating revisions to FEP and forming any new ad hoc committees necessary to revise the Plan.

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: 241-675-131
  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 (415) 655-0052 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 563-806-284
  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 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 503-820-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

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

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Adhoc Trawl Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee (GEMPAC) to meet via webinar August 17, 2018

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Trawl Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee (GEMPAC) will hold a meeting via webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar meeting will be held August 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or when business for the day has been completed.

Webinar Materials

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of the meeting is for the GEMPAC to develop comments and recommendations regarding electronic monitoring topics scheduled for the Pacific Council’s September 5-12, 2018 meeting in Seattle, Washington. Specifically, the Committee will review and comment on the Draft National Marine Fisheries Service Procedural Directive on Cost Allocations in Electronic Monitoring Programs for Federally Managed U.S. Fisheries and develop a prioritized a list of electronic monitoring policy issues for the Pacific Council to consider in the future.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link and follow the prompts:
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/837382429
  2. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number: 1+ (571) 317-3122 (not a toll-free number)
  3. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code: 837-382-429
  4. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

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

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Mr. Brett Wiedoff at 503-820-2424; toll-free 1-866-806-7204; ext. 424.

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Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species Subcommittees to Hold Webinar August 2, 2018

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC) Groundfish AND Coastal Pelagic Species Subcommittees will hold a meeting via webinar on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or until business for the day has been completed.  The webinar meeting is open to the public.

Webinar Materials

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of the SSC Groundfish AND Coastal Pelagic Species Subcommittees webinar is to review a draft terms of reference for the groundfish and coastal pelagic species stock assessment review process for 2019 and 2020.  The review will focus on proposed changes from the National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Fisheries Science Center. The SSC Groundfish Subcommittee may also address any other matters the SSC may be discussing at their September meeting in Seattle, Washington.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar and then click “Join a Meeting” in top right corner of page
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 722-907-851
  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: 1-415-655-0052 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 667-817-359
  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 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

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the Groundfish Subcommittee 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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Salmon Technical Team, Salmon Advisory Subpanel, and Model Evaluation Workgroup to Meet via Webinar August 22, 2018

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT), Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS), and Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) will hold a joint meeting to discuss and make recommendations on issues on the Council’s September 2018 meeting agenda.  This meeting will be held via webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018,  at 2 p.m. (Pacific Time) and will end when business is completed for the day.

Webinar Agenda

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and make recommendations on issues that are on the agenda at the Council’s September 2018 meeting. Major topics include, but are not limited to, Salmon Methodology Review, Salmon Rebuilding Plan update, and preliminary Pacific halibut management for 2019. The groups may also address one or more of the Council’s scheduled Administrative Matters and Ecosystem topics.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 493-298-571
  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 (1-415-930-5321)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code (706-308-295)
  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 503-820-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

Public comments during the webinar will be accepted from attendees at the discretion of the STT, SAS, and MEW chairs.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

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Groundfish Management Team Webinar to be held on August 23, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 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 Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.  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 discuss ecosystem, groundfish, and administrative agenda items on the September 2018 Pacific Council meeting agenda, to perform workload planning, and discuss future meeting plans.

Webinar Agenda

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link:  https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
    Enter the Webinar ID: 615-614-003
  2. Please enter your name and email -address (required)
  3. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (562) 247-8321
  4. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code  156-942-931
  5. 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. Todd Phillips at 503-820-2426;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Catch Estimation Methodology Review Webinar to be Held July 31, 2018

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) is sponsoring a meeting via webinar  to review a new method proposed to improve catch estimation methods in sparsely sampled mixed stock fisheries.  The Methodology Review webinar is a follow-up to a March 28-29, 2018 Methodology Review.  The webinar meeting is open to the public.

The Catch Estimation Methodology Review webinar will be held  Tuesday, July 31, 2018 starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT and continue until 5 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day.

Webinar Agenda

Purpose of the Meeting

The purpose of the Catch Estimation Methodology Review meeting is to review and evaluate a new methodology under development by the National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) for partitioning landings reported as aggregated categories of fish into species-level estimates of landed catch.  The review will focus on short-term requests to the SWFSC team from the March Methodology Review panel.

No management actions will be decided by the Methodology Review panel.  The Methodology Review panel’s role will be development of recommendations and a report for consideration by the Pacific Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee and the Pacific Council at their September meeting in Seattle, Washington.  Public comments during the meeting will be received from attendees at the discretion of the chair.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 531-002-459
  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 (914) 614-3221
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code  953-706-939
  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

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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Salmon Technical Team to Hold Webinars August 14-16, 2018

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold a series of public meetings via webinar, beginning Tuesday, August 14, 2018 through Thursday, August 16, 2018 (Pacific Daylight Time).

Agenda

Webinar Dates and Times

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stock: Klamath River fall Chinook

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Stock: Sacramento River fall Chinook

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stock: Strait of Juan de Fuca natural coho

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Stock: Queets River natural coho

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stock: Snohomish River natural coho

Purpose of the Webinars

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 are working together to develop the salmon rebuilding plans.  These meetings will focus on progress made since the June 2018 meetings, and on additional analysis needed for plan development.  Topics for discussion may include, but are not limited to, outstanding data needs, data analysis, and potential alternatives to rebuild the stocks.  One meeting will occur for each of the five stocks; additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.

To Attend the Webinars

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 726-810-643
  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 (1-213-929-4212)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code (716-619-777)
  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.

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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U.S. and Canada Pacific Hake/ Whiting Agreement Joint Management Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

The Joint Management Committee (JMC) created under the Pacific Hake/Whiting Agreement will meet July 31-August 1, 2018 in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Meeting Location

Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
740 Burdett Avenue
Victoria, BC V8W 1B2 – Canada
Telephone:  1-800-663-5891

Questions?

This information posted as a courtesy to National Marine Fisheries Service West Coast Region. If you would like further information about the meeting and/or the JMC, please contact Miako Ushio, NMFS at 206-526-4644 or Frank Lockhart, NMFS at 206-526-6142.

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