Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee to hold online meeting Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold an online meeting that is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from at 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to 4:30 p.m., or when business has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of this online meeting is for the MPC to discuss several issues related to offshore wind energy development, including Oregon Call Areas and future lease sales off California.  The MPC will also discuss NOAA Aquaculture Opportunity Areas and may develop a supplemental MPC report for the June Pacific Council meeting.  Other marine planning topics or emerging issues may be discussed as necessary. 

Meeting materials

Agenda

BOEM Slides

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Technical information

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Mondal or call/text 503-820-2419.

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Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

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

Groundfish Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online work session Friday, April 22, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee will hold an online work session that is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Friday, April 22, 2022 starting at 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time and ending at 5 p.m. or when business has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee’s meeting is to review proposed changes to the Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Stock Assessment Reviews that will inform the process for conducting and reviewing groundfish assessments in 2023 and 2024.  Members of the Pacific Council’s groundfish advisory bodies are encouraged to attend. Proposed changes to the Terms of Reference were provided to the Pacific Council at their March 2022 virtual meeting, which were adopted by the Pacific Council for public review.  The Pacific Council is scheduled to adopt a final Terms of Reference at their June meeting in Vancouver, Washington.

No management actions will be decided by the SSC’s Groundfish Subcommittee.  The SSC Groundfish Subcommittee members’ role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the SSC and Pacific Council at the June meeting in Vancouver, Washington.

Meeting materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

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Technical information

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Mondal or call/text 503-820-2419.

System requirements

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8 or 10
Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See your phone’s App Store and search for RingCentral meeting or visit RingCentral Mobile App site)

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact John DeVore at 503-820-2413; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 413.

California Current Ecosystem Assessment online Briefing Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Drs. Chris Harvey and Toby Garfield of National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) provided a briefing on the 2022 California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (CCIEA) Ecosystem Status Report to interested Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) members, advisory body members, and the public on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

Meeting Recording

https://youtu.be/0fz7om4McL4

Purpose of the meetings

Drs. Harvey and Garfield of the NMFS Northwest and Southwest Fisheries Science Centers lead NOAA’s CCIEA Team, which produces the Ecosystem Status Report. It is presented to the Pacific Council annually at its March meeting. This annual reporting process was established through the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council’s) Fishery Ecosystem Plan. These annual reports present a summary of environmental, biological, economic, and social indicators that give a snapshot of current ecosystem health. This information provides context for fishery management decisions taken by the Pacific Council throughout the year. The Pacific Council also regularly provides feedback to the CCIEA Team on potential improvements to the Report. This presentation is aimed at a broad audience of Council members, advisory body members, and the public. The CCIEA Team may follow up with more targeted discussions with advisory bodies during their March meetings, upon request. Drs. Harvey and Garfield will also brief the Council directly at its March meeting.

Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee to hold work session Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold a work session that is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2022 starting at 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and ending at 4 p.m. or when business has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of this online meeting is to discuss and development of a policy guidance document for Council consideration at its March 2022 meeting. Other marine planning topics or emerging issues may be discussed such as upcoming comment opportunities on offshore wind energy planning projects and consideration of the NOAA Aquaculture Opportunity Area Atlas for the Southern California Bight.  The meeting agenda will be available on the Pacific Council’s website in advance of the meeting.

Meeting materials

Agenda

BOEM Presentation to MPC February 1, 2022: Oregon and California Offshore Wind Update

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Technical information

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Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact  Todd Phillips at 503-820-2426; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 426.

Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to hold online meeting December 17, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) is holding an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Friday, December 17, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, or until business for the day is completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the EWG’s assignment to compile a list of potential tasks flowing from the results of the Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate and Communities Initiative. In compiling the list, the EWG will consider the activities identified by the Ad Hoc Climate and Communities Core Team, and other advisory body reports and public comment submitted to the Pacific Council at its September 2021 meeting. The EWG also was asked to prioritize the list of activities and assess the likely workload associated with each. The EWG plans to submit a report with its findings to be included in the advance briefing materials for the March 2022 Pacific Council meeting.  Time permitting, the EWG also may discuss other ecosystem-related items scheduled on the March 2022 Pacific Council meeting agenda.

Meeting Materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

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For the best audio experience, please use computer audio. If you are not able to use the RingCentral application via computer or mobile device, please join the “audio only” portion of the online meeting by calling one of the numbers below.

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Meeting ID: 149 064 5286
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Technical information

How to join a RingCentral Meeting

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Krause or call/text 503-820-2419.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the online meetings, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Ad Hoc Climate and Communities Core Team to hold online briefing for Council committees and public September 2, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) ad hoc Climate and Communities Core Team (CCCT) will hold an online meeting. This meeting is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Thursday, September 2, 2021, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The CCCT prepared a report on Initiative outcomes (Agenda Item H.2.a, CCCT Report 1), which will be included in the advance briefing materials for the September Pacific Council meeting. The CCCT Co-Chairs will provide an overview of the results of the Initiative and the Team’s recommendations for potential follow-on activities. The Pacific Council is expected to review the report and provide guidance on any continuing activities. Other Pacific Council advisory bodies are encouraged to develop their own recommendations; this briefing will provide background information to help in the development of such recommendations by Pacific Council advisory bodies and the public.

Meeting Materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

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  3. Once connected, you will be in the meeting, seeing other participants and a shared screen, if applicable.

For the best audio experience, please use computer audio. If you are not able to use the RingCentral application via computer or mobile device, please join the “audio only” portion of the online meeting by calling one of the numbers below.

For Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1(650)2424929

+1(213)2505700

+1(623)4049000 (US West)

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+1(346)9804201

+1(646)3573664

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+1(312)2630281

+1(469)4450100 (US South)

+1(470)8692200 (US East)

Meeting ID: 148 348 0247

International numbers available: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/teleconference

Technical information

How to join a RingCentral Meeting

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Krause or call/text 503-820-2419.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

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