Pre-Meeting Video Briefing for Agenda Item F.2., Fishery Ecosystem Plan Update (September 2020 Council meeting)

Ms. Yvonne deReynier, National Marine Fisheries Service West Coast Region, has provided a pre-recorded video briefing. This video is intended for viewing prior to Agenda Item F.2., Fishery Ecosystem Plan Update. Please watch the video briefing on the Council’s YouTube Channel. Briefing materials for Agenda Item F.2 can be found on the Council’s September 2020 […]

Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting September 4 & 8, 2020

The Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to review items from the California Current Ecosystem Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team that may potentially inform future annual reports to the Pacific Council on the state of the California Current Ecosystem.  The meeting is open to the public.

The SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee meeting will be held Friday, September 4, 2020 and will continue on Tuesday, September 8.  The September 4 meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 12 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time or until business for the day has been completed.  The September 8 meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Meeting agenda

SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee September 4 & 8, 2020 online meeting agenda

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee meeting is to review items from the California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment program that may inform future annual reports to the Pacific Council on the state of the California Current Ecosystem.  Specifically, the SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee will review the following four items (the first two on Friday, September 4 and the last two on Tuesday, September 8): 1) California Sea Lion Pup Growth as an Indicator of Forage Conditions, 2) Natural Origin Central Valley Fall Chinook Stock Indicator, 3) Habitat Compression Index, and 4) Port-specific Revenue Indices.  The SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee will consider recommending summaries of these ecosystem indicators be included in future state of the California Current Ecosystem reports to the Pacific Council.

No management actions will be decided by the SSC’s Ecosystem Subcommittee.  The SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee members’ role will be development of recommendations and a report for consideration by the SSC and Pacific Council at their March 2021 meeting in Seattle, Washington.

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System requirements

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  • 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)

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 webinar, please contact John DeVore at 503-820-2413;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to hold online meeting August 28, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will convene an online meeting.  This online meeting is open to the public, and will be held Friday, August 28, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time, or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the EWG online meeting is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s September 2020 meeting. The EWG will discuss items related to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan and administrative Pacific Council agenda items. A detailed agenda for the online meeting will be available on this webpage prior to the meeting. The EWG may also address other assignments relating to ecosystem issues. No management actions will be decided by the EWG.

Meeting agenda

To attend the online meeting (RingCentral)

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Attendee instructions

System requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8 or 10
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  • 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)

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 webinar, please contact  Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Ad Hoc Climate and Communities Core Team to hold online meeting July 1, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Climate and Communities Core Team (CCCT) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. This meeting will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2020, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, or when business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The CCCT is overseeing a climate change scenario planning process as part of the Council’s Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate and Communities Initiative. During this meeting, the CCCT will discuss finalization of four scenarios that describe possible conditions facing West Coast fisheries and communities, over the period 2020-2040. These scenarios were initially developed at a January 2020 workshop and at the direction of the Council have been undergoing refinement. Based on input from Council advisory bodies, the CCCT will finalize the scenarios for use in phase two of the scenario planning process. The second phase will use a series of workshops to consider the policy and strategic planning implications of conditions described in the scenarios. The CCCT will also begin planning these workshops during this meeting.

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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)

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 days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the online meeting, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.

Pacific Council News Spring 2020: Habitat, ecosystem, and related stories

NMFS presents California Current Ecosystem and Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Report The NOAA Fisheries Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) Team presented the annual California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment report to the Council in March. Highlights of 2019 ecosystem conditions include: The system experienced weak to neutral El Niño conditions, average to slightly positive Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and […]

Habitat Committee Webinar on Scenario Deepening, June 5

As part of its Climate and Communities Initiative (CCI) the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is sponsoring a series of webinars with its advisory bodies, which are open to the public.

The webinar with focus on Habitat concerns will be held on the following date and times:

  • Habitat Committee: Friday, June 5, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Purpose of this webinar series

The Council’s Climate and Communities Core Team (CCCT) is coordinating a scenario planning process to explore potential fisheries management challenges under climate variability and change. During a two-day scenario development workshop in January 2020, more than 70 participants, including representatives from each of the Council’s advisory bodies, developed four scenarios to be used in a stakeholder driven strategic planning process. This is designed to meet the CCI goal to consider strategies for improving the flexibility and responsiveness of our management actions to near-term climate shift and long-term climate change, and strategies for increasing the resiliency of our managed stocks and fisheries to those changes. The CCCT is now enhancing the clarity of descriptions for each of the four scenarios (also referred to as ‘deepening’ the scenarios). The purpose of this webinar series is to solicit input from the Council’s advisory bodies on how possible future conditions described in each of these scenarios might affect the species and fisheries managed under the Council’s fishery management plans.

Webinar materials

To attend the online meetings (GoToMeeting)

  1. Use this link:  https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting

  1. Enter the Meeting ID/Access Code: 240-804-645

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  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 10,8

  • 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)

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 webinar, please contact Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

 

Salmon Advisory Subpanel and Technical Team Webinar on Scenario Deepening, June 2

As part of its Climate and Communities Initiative (CCI) the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is sponsoring a series of webinars with its advisory bodies, which are open to the public.

The webinar that will focus on the Salmon Fishery Management Plan will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Salmon Advisory Subpanel and Technical Team: Tuesday, June 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Purpose of this webinar series

The Council’s Climate and Communities Core Team (CCCT) is coordinating a scenario planning process to explore potential fisheries management challenges under climate variability and change. During a two-day scenario development workshop in January 2020, more than 70 participants, including representatives from each of the Council’s advisory bodies, developed four scenarios to be used in a stakeholder driven strategic planning process. This is designed to meet the CCI goal to consider strategies for improving the flexibility and responsiveness of our management actions to near-term climate shift and long-term climate change, and strategies for increasing the resiliency of our managed stocks and fisheries to those changes. The CCCT is now enhancing the clarity of descriptions for each of the four scenarios (also referred to as ‘deepening’ the scenarios). The purpose of this webinar series is to solicit input from the Council’s advisory bodies on how possible future conditions described in each of these scenarios might affect the species and fisheries managed under the Council’s fishery management plans.

Webinar materials

To attend the online meetings (GoToMeeting)

  1. Use this link:  https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting

  1. Enter the Meeting ID/Access Code: 240-804-645

  2. Please enter your name and email address (required)

  3. You may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (872-240-3412)

  4. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the meeting).

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 10,8

  • 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)

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 webinar, please contact Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel and Management Team Webinar on Scenario Deepening, June 1

As part of its Climate and Communities Initiative (CCI) the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is sponsoring a series of webinars with its advisory bodies, which are open to the public.

The webinar with focus on the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan will be held on the following date and time:

  • Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel and Management Team: Monday, June 1, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Purpose of this webinar series

The Council’s Climate and Communities Core Team (CCCT) is coordinating a scenario planning process to explore potential fisheries management challenges under climate variability and change. During a two-day scenario development workshop in January 2020, more than 70 participants, including representatives from each of the Council’s advisory bodies, developed four scenarios to be used in a stakeholder driven strategic planning process. This is designed to meet the CCI goal to consider strategies for improving the flexibility and responsiveness of our management actions to near-term climate shift and long-term climate change, and strategies for increasing the resiliency of our managed stocks and fisheries to those changes. The CCCT is now enhancing the clarity of descriptions for each of the four scenarios (also referred to as ‘deepening’ the scenarios). The purpose of this webinar series is to solicit input from the Council’s advisory bodies on how possible future conditions described in each of these scenarios might affect the species and fisheries managed under the Council’s fishery management plans.

Webinar materials

To attend the online meetings (GoToMeeting)

  1. Use this link:  https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting

  1. Enter the Meeting ID/Access Code: 240-804-645

  2. Please enter your name and email address (required)

  3. You may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (872-240-3412)

  4. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the meeting).

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 10,8

  • 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)

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 webinar, please contact Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Groundfish Advisory Subpanel and Management Team Webinar on Scenario Deepening, May 28

As part of its Climate and Communities Initiative (CCI) the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is sponsoring a series of webinars with its advisory bodies, which are open to the public.

The webinar with focus on the Groundfish Fishery Management Plan will be held on the following date and time:

  • Groundfish Advisory Subpanel and Management Team: Thursday, May 28, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Purpose of this webinar series

The Council’s Climate and Communities Core Team (CCCT) is coordinating a scenario planning process to explore potential fisheries management challenges under climate variability and change. During a two-day scenario development workshop in January 2020, more than 70 participants, including representatives from each of the Council’s advisory bodies, developed four scenarios to be used in a stakeholder driven strategic planning process. This is designed to meet the CCI goal to consider strategies for improving the flexibility and responsiveness of our management actions to near-term climate shift and long-term climate change, and strategies for increasing the resiliency of our managed stocks and fisheries to those changes. The CCCT is now enhancing the clarity of descriptions for each of the four scenarios (also referred to as ‘deepening’ the scenarios). The purpose of this webinar series is to solicit input from the Council’s advisory bodies on how possible future conditions described in each of these scenarios might affect the species and fisheries managed under the Council’s fishery management plans.

Webinar materials

To attend the online meetings (GoToMeeting)

  1. Use this link:  https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting

  1. Enter the Meeting ID/Access Code: 240-804-645

  2. Please enter your name and email address (required)

  3. You may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (872-240-3412)

  4. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the meeting).

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 10,8

  • 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)

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 webinar, please contact Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.