Archive for March, 2019

First Announcement: ISC Sponsored Pacific Bluefin Tuna MSE Workshop 20 – 21 May 2019

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

The ISC Sponsored Pacific Bluefin Tuna Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) Workshop will be held 20–21 May 2019.

The venue of the MSE Workshop will be:

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
2150 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 U.S.A.
http://www.tomhamslighthouse.com

The contacts for the MSE Workshop at the ISC are:

Contact for registration and logistical matters:

Ms. Freddie Logan
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037 U.S.A.
Tel: +1-858-546-5621
Mail: freddie.logan@noaa.gov

You may also download the 2019 MSE Workshop Announcement for further information.

This information posted as a courtesy to the ISC, NOAA (Dr. Gerard DiNardo), and SAC.

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Agenda available for the March 28, 2019 Pacific Sardine Stock Assessment Review webinar

Monday, March 25th, 2019

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April 2019 Briefing Book available online

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The Briefing Book for the April 9-16, 2019  Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “April 2019 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 public comment submitted to our e-portal. Advisory body and committee agendas and memos are also available.

For further information:

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

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

The document Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2019 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations; Regulation Identifier Number 0648-BI05 (March 2019) has been posted to the Council’s website. Please visit the 2019 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 25, 2019
Chateau Westport
Beach Room
710 W Hancock
Westport, WA 98595
360-268-9101
Driving Directions

Monday, March 25, 2019
Red Lion Hotel
South Umpqua Room
1313 North Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-267-4141
Driving Directions

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hampton Inn
Grand Ballroom
1160 Airport Park Blvd.
Ukiah, CA 95482
707-462-6555
Driving Directions

Additional comment will be accepted during the April 9-16, 2019 Council meeting, in Rohnert Park, California.

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 available for both the March 25-26, 2019 Pre-Assessment Workshop for Groundfish Stock Assessments and the March 27th Skates Catch Reconstruction Workshop

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

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Next deadline for submitting completed Exempted Fishing Permit Applications for Deep-Set Buoy Gear is 5:00 PM, Pacific Time, Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Next deadline for submitting completed Exempted Fishing Permit Applications for Deep-Set Buoy Gear is 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Thursday, May 23, 2019. See our “Exempted Fishing Permit Applications for Deep-Set Buoy Gear” webpage for applications and instructions.

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April 9-16, 2019 Council Meeting Information

Friday, March 15th, 2019

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March 2019 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met March 7-12, 2019 in Vancouver, Washington USA. The March 2019 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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Public Comment Deadline: April 2019 E-Portal

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

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Public Comment E-Portal for the April 2019 Advanced Briefing Book is now open!

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

The Public Comment E-Portal for the April 2019 Advanced Briefing Book is now open.  Visit the E-portal to submit your written comment. Due to recent revisions to the April Council meeting agenda, the deadline for the Advanced Briefing Book has been extended to Tuesday, March 19th, by 5 p.m.  All comments submitted by the deadline will be reviewed and posted to the E-Portal page on March 22nd, 2019.

Visit our Current Council Meeting page for more details.

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