Archive for August, 2018

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to Meet September 26-28 in Portland, OR

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT), September 26-28, 2018, in Portland, Oregon.

The CPSMT meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26 and 8 a.m. each other day.  The meeting will adjourn each day at 5 p.m., or when business for the day has been completed.

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Purpose

The meeting is a CPSMT work session with the purpose of developing materials for consideration at the Pacific Council’s November 1-8, 2018 meeting in San Diego, California. Topics may include the live bait fishery allowance Fishery Management Plan amendment, CPS management categories, stock assessment prioritization, the Council Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation document, and other items.  An agenda will be available in advance of the meeting, on the Pacific Council website.

Meeting Location

The meetings will be held at the following location:

Pacific Fishery Management Council
Large Conference Room
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 business days prior to the meeting date.

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

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CANCELLED: Salmon Technical Team and Scientific and Statistical Salmon Subcommittee to Hold Joint Webinar October 10

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Salmon Subcommittee (SSC) joint meeting via webinar scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2018, has been cancelled

At the September 2018 Council meeting, the Council received reports stating that none of the three review topics identified would be ready for review in 2018.  In addition, the STT/SSC discussion on the technical review of the draft salmon rebuilding plans will occur at the November Council meeting, in order to provide more time to develop the technical aspects contained in the draft salmon rebuilding plans.

 

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team and Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Salmon Subcommittee will hold a joint meeting via webinar on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, which is open to the public.  The webinar will begin at 9 a.m., Pacific Time, and will continue until business for the day is completed.

Major topics of discussion will include any salmon methodology review items identified by the Council at the September 2018 meeting, and a technical review of the draft salmon rebuilding plans.  If time and interest allows, the teams may also discuss additional topics, including but not limited to future Council agenda items, and additional technical aspects of the salmon rebuilding plans.

The purpose of the methodology review is to discuss and review proposed changes to analytical methods used in salmon management.  Topics for discussion will be adopted by the Council at their September 6-12, 2018 meeting in Seattle, Washington.  Any results and recommendations from the methodology review, or the review of the Salmon Rebuilding Plans will presented at the November 1-8, 2018 Council meeting in San Diego, California where the Council is scheduled to discuss both topics.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 692-671-795
  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
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code: 780-138-628
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Public Listening Station

There will also be a public listening station available at the Council office.

Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
503-820-2280
Driving Directions

Technical Information and User Requirements

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.

Additional information

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the committee chairs.

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 Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Highly Migratory Species Management Team to Hold Webinar on October 3, 2018

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018  from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, or when business for the day is completed.

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of the HMSMT webinar is to 1) prepare for the Council’s November 1-8, 2018 meeting, 2) discuss analytical tasks to support the Council finalizing a range of alternatives for authorizing a fishery using deep-set buoy gear, and 3) discuss other topics related to the management of HMS fisheries.

Webinar Agenda

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 193-653-531
  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) 929-4232 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Then enter the Attendee phone audio access code 380-095-597
  6. Then 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

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the HMSMT 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 HMSMT webinar, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.

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Video Guide to the September 2018 Western Road Map Implementation Plan, 2018-2022 Review Draft (Recorded Webinar)

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

The chair of the Council’s Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup, Ms. Yvonne de Reynier, has prepared a short (~8 min.) video guide recorded on August 23, 2018 that applies to the Western Road Map Implementation Plan, 2018-2022 Review Draft.

The Council is tentatively scheduled to review and provide direction on revisions to the Western Road Map Implementation Plan on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at its meeting in Seattle, Washington.

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl, staff officer at 503-820-2280 ext. 422; toll free 1-866-806-7204. If you need assistance downloading the video, please contact Sandra at 503-820-2419 or by email Sandra.Krause@noaa.gov.

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Salmon Technical Team to Hold Webinars September 26-27, 2018

Friday, August 24th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold a series of public meetings via webinar, beginning Wednesday, September 26, 2018 through Thursday, September 27, 2018 (Pacific Daylight Time).

Webinar Agenda

Webinar Dates and Times

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Stock: Klamath River fall Chinook

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Stock: Sacramento River fall Chinook

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Stock: Strait of Juan de Fuca natural coho

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Stock: Queets River natural coho

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 1 p.m. – 3 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 , tribal, state, Federal, and other management entities are working together to develop the salmon rebuilding plans.  These meetings are the third of a series of meetings and will focus on the development of potential recommendations to be included in each rebuilding plan.  Additional topics for discussion may include, but are not limited to, outstanding data needs, data analysis, and economic aspects to be included in each plan.  One meeting will occur for each of the five stocks; additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.  These meetings are open to the public.  All meetings will have the same webinar ID and access code.

To Attend the Webinars

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 334-312-835
  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 (729-002-541)
  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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Reminder notice: Groundfish Management Team Webinar to be held on August 23, 2018

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Groundfish Management Team Webinar to be held on August 23, 2018 https://www.pcouncil.org/?p=54906

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September 5-12, 2018 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

The September 5-12, 2018 Pacific Fishery Management 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 September 5-12, 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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September 2018 Briefing Book Available Online

Monday, August 20th, 2018

The Briefing Book for the September 5-12, 2018  Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “September 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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Agenda available for August 22, 2018 Salmon Technical Team, Salmon Advisory Subpanel, and Model Evaluation Workgroup webinar

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Salmon Technical Team, Salmon Advisory Subpanel, and Model Evaluation Workgroup to Meet via Webinar August 22, 2018

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An agenda is now available for the August 14-16, 2018 webinar series regarding salmon rebuilding plans

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

An agenda is now available for the August 14-16, 2018 webinar series regarding salmon rebuilding plans. See our website for more details; https://www.pcouncil.org/?p=54880

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