Habitat Committee to hold online meeting October 24-25, 2023

The primary purpose of the meeting is for the HC to prepare for the November 2023 Pacific Council meeting. The HC will discuss items related to management items and other matters on the Pacific Council’s November agenda. No management actions will be decided by HC. The HC recommendations will be considered by the Pacific Council at their November 2023 meeting.

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

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link:

https://v.ringcentral.com/join/795473136

Meeting ID: 795473136

Or dial 1 (650) 4191505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

Access Code / Meeting ID: 795473136

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)

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.

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

Please join using this link:

https://v.ringcentral.com/join/502070767

Meeting ID: 502070767

Or dial: +1 (650) 4191505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

Access Code / Meeting ID: 502070767

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.

Space is still available – Marine Resource Education Program workshop series (2022-2023)

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is happy to announce a two-part Marine Resources Education Program West Coast Fisheries Science & Management workshop series October 4-6, 2022 (science) and January 17-19, 2023 (management). Applications are being accepted now. Interested fishermen should apply as soon as possible at https://mrep.gmri.org/apply (please note, the deadline has been extended as space is still […]

Marine Resource Education Program workshop series (2022-2023)

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is happy to announce a two-part Marine Resources Education Program West Coast Fisheries Science & Management workshop series October 4-6, 2022 (science) and January 17-19, 2023 (management). Applications are being accepted now. Interested fishermen should apply by September 16 at https://mrep.gmri.org/apply (please note, the deadline has been extended).  The Marine Resource Education Program (MREP), […]