Groundfish Advisory Subpanel to hold online meeting Monday, October 23, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting of its Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) to discuss items on the Pacific Council’s November 2023 meeting agenda.  Additionally, members of the Ecosystem Working Group (EWG) and Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will have a joint session with the GAP to discuss ecosystem matters. This meeting is open to the public and will be held on Monday, October 23, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time or when business for the day is completed. This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the GAP meeting is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s November 2023 Pacific Council meeting. The GAP will discuss items related to the groundfish management items and other matters on the Pacific Council’s November agenda. Additionally, the GAP, GMT, and EWG will meet during the GAP webinar to discuss matters related to the Council’s fishery ecosystem plan initiative.  No management actions will be decided by the GAP, GMT, or EWG. The GAP, GMT, and EWG recommendations will be considered by the Council at their November or March Council (ecosystem matters) meetings.

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Agenda

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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 Jessi Doerpinghaus at 503-820-2415; toll free 1-866-806-7204.

Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel to hold online meeting September 6, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, or until business for the day is completed. This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

At its online meeting the EAS will discuss the outcomes of the September 5 Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup online meeting, receive an update on Marine Planning Committee recommendations, and prepare for their scheduled September 9 in-person meeting in Spokane, Washington.

Meeting materials

Agenda

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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 Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.

Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to hold online meeting September 5, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Tuesday, September 5, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, or until business for the day is completed. This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this online EWG meeting is to 1) brief interested advisory body members and the public on the contents of its September Pacific Council meeting report on Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiative 4 (Ecosystem and Climate Information for Species, Fisheries, and Fishery Management Plans), and 2) discuss and draft supplemental reports on Initiative 4 and other items of interest on the Pacific Council’s September meeting agenda, as appropriate. 

Meeting materials

Agenda

Meeting recording

https://youtu.be/_xVx8L5AFEI

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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 Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.

Pacific Fishery Management Council and Office of National Marine Sanctuaries will present an online briefing Thursday, August 24, 2023

Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) staff and Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) staff will present a briefing on two September Pacific Council meeting agenda items, the Chumash Sanctuary Designation and the Coral Restoration and Research Plan, to interested Pacific Council members, advisory body members, and the public on Thursday, August 24, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

This briefing is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

The Pacific Council will be considering two administrative items related to the ONMS at its September meeting. The Coral Restoration and Research Plan will discuss the consideration of new areas for coral research and restoration in the Greater Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries. The Council will begin scoping this item in September and will consider the areas that may be closed to fishing and to what fisheries the closures would apply. The Chumash Sanctuary Designation item will focus on the proposed designation documents and regulations for the new Sanctuary, with particular focus on any proposed regulations that may affect fishing activities under the Council’s jurisdiction. This presentation is aimed at a broad audience of Council members, advisory body members, and the public. Pacific Council and ONMS staff may follow up with more targeted discussions with advisory bodies during their September meetings will also brief the Council directly.

Meeting materials

Agenda

Chumash Heritage NMS Briefing (August 24,2023)

ONMS Coral Restoration and Research Presentation (August 24, 2023)

Meeting Recording

https://youtu.be/hS8D7n3u3sA
Recordings from 8/24/23 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)

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

Additional information

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Ms. Jessi Doerpinghause at 503-820-2415; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 415.

Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel to hold online meeting May 31, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time. This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the meeting is for the EAS to discuss the outcomes of the May 15 and 17, 2023, online meeting of the Pacific Council’s Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG). The EWG is discussing further work on Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiative 4, concerning mechanisms to integrate ecosystem and climate information into Pacific Council decision making and is providing an update on its work at the June 2023 Pacific Council meeting. Based on its discussion during this meeting, the EAS intends to submit a report to the Pacific Council at its June 2023 meeting to comment on the Initiative 4 update and related activities.

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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 Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.

Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee to hold online meeting May 18, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold an online public meeting. The meeting will be held Thursday, May 18, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time or until business for the day has been completed. This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this meeting is for the MPC to consider current offshore wind energy issues and to provide information and advice to the Pacific Council for consideration at its June 2023 meeting. Topics may include discussion of pending draft Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) off the Oregon Coast, an update on California offshore wind energy lease sales, and other related topics.

Meeting materials

Agenda

New! Meeting recording from May 18, 2023

To attend the online meeting

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

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 Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 409.

Briefing on the Workplan for the Ecosystem and Climate Information Initiative 

The Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will brief Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) advisory body members and interested public on the work plan it is developing for the Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiative on Ecosystem and Climate Information for Species, Fisheries, and Fishery Management Plans.