Archive for August, 2019

Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup to hold meeting October 8-9, 2019

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) Workgroup (Workgroup) will hold a two-day meeting that is open to the public.  The meeting will begin Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time and recess at 5:00 p.m.  It will continue at 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, and will end at 2 p.m. The meeting times are an estimate; the meetings will adjourn when business for the day is complete.

Purpose of the Meeting

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss data needs, document development, work plans, and progress made on assigned tasks.  The Pacific Council’s Salmon Advisory Subpanel will be invited to attend in order to provide additional input and comments on the Workgroup’s draft Risk Assessment report as needed.  The Workgroup may also discuss and prepare for future Workgroup and Pacific Council meetings.  This is a public meeting and not a public hearing.  Public comments will be taken at the discretion of the Workgroup co-chairs as time allows. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the Workgroup meeting agenda may come before the Workgroup for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting.

Supplemental Information

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) reinitiated Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation on the effect of Pacific Council-area ocean salmon fisheries on SRKW.  The Pacific Council formed the Workgroup to reassess the effects of Pacific Council-area ocean salmon fisheries on the Chinook salmon prey base of SRKW.  The Workgroup has held multiple meetings since their inception.  Materials presented during past Workgroup meetings may be found on the NMFS West Coast Regional website (https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/west-coast/southern-resident-killer-whales-and-fisheries-interaction-workgroup).  Agendas and meeting notices can be found on the Pacific Council’s website at https://www.pcouncil.org.

Meeting Location

This meeting will be held at the following location:

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Garden Room
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
Telephone: 503-281-2500
Driving Directions

Meeting Agenda

SRKW Agenda October 8-9 Meeting

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

For further information, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at (503) 820-2410; or toll-free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 410.

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September 2019 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

Monday, August 26th, 2019

The September 11-18, 2019 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 options, internet code, hotel map).

September 13-18, 2019 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

If you have additional questions regarding the September 11-18, 2019 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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Agenda and materials available for the August 29, 2019 Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and the Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel webinar

Monday, August 26th, 2019

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Reader’s Guide to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan proposed updates available online

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Ms. Yvonne de Reynier, National Marine Fisheries Service, has prepared a short (7:09 min.) video guide recorded August 22, 2019, which briefs the listener on the potential changes to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan’s Vision (including purpose, goals, and objectives).  At its September 11-18, 2019 meeting in Boise, Idaho the Council is scheduled to adopt revisions for public review.

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl, staff officer at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 422.

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September 2019 Briefing Book available online

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

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September 11-18, 2019 Council Meeting in Boise, Idaho (meeting information)

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

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Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup to Hold Webinar September 24, 2019

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council)  Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) Workgroup (Workgroup) will meet via webinar, and this meeting will be open to the public.  The  webinar meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), or until business for the day has been completed.  This is a public meeting and not a public hearing.  Public comments will be taken at the discretion of the Workgroup co-chairs as time allows.

Agenda

Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup September 24, 2019 webinar agenda

Purpose of the Meeting

The purpose of the webinar will be to review and discuss the proceedings of the Pacific Council meeting in September in Boise, Idaho relative to SRKWs, discuss data needs, document development, work plans, and progress made on assigned tasks.  The Workgroup may also discuss and prepare for future Workgroup and Pacific Council meetings.  The Pacific Council’s Salmon Advisory Subpanel will be invited to attend in order to provide additional input and comments on the Workgroup’s draft Risk Assessment report as needed. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the Workgroup meeting agendas may come before the Workgroup for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings.

Supplemental Information

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) reinitiated Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation on the effect of Pacific Council-area ocean salmon fisheries on SRKW.  The Pacific Council formed the Workgroup to reassess the effects of Pacific Council-area ocean salmon fisheries on the Chinook salmon prey base of SRKW.  The Workgroup has held multiple meetings since their inception.  Materials presented during past Workgroup meetings may be found on the NMFS West Coast Regional website (https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/west-coast/southern-resident-killer-whales-and-fisheries-interaction-workgroup).

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Click “Join” at the top right corner of page
  3. Enter the Webinar ID: 275-554-115
  4. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  5. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (631) 992-3221 (not a toll-free number)
  6. Then enter the Attendee phone audio access code 190-414-976
  7. 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

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 10, 8, 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 webinar, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll free 1-866-806-7204.

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Agenda available for the Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup September 4, 2019 webinar

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

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Agenda is now available for the Groundfish Management Team’s September 3, 2019 WEBINAR

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

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Agenda available for the STT/MEW August 29, 2019 webinar

Monday, August 19th, 2019

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