Pacific Council Staff Advisory Bodies Briefing May 21, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council will hold an all advisory bodies briefing that is open to the public. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific 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 Pacific Council created the Ad Hoc Committee of the Whole, composed of Pacific Council members, to make recommendations on Council operations in light of the Pacific Council’s medium and long-term financial status. Based on the Committee’s recommendations, the Pacific Council’s Executive Director has proposed potential changes to Pacific Council operations in line with anticipated budget ceilings for the next three to five years. The Council will consider these recommendations at its June meeting and provide guidance on further development and implementation of any such changes. In this online briefing Pacific Council staff will present these recommendations for Pacific Council advisory bodies and the public to allow informed comment at the June Pacific Council meeting. 

Meeting Materials

Agenda

Meeting Recording

https://youtu.be/WfbxWXRTBNk

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/855286959

Meeting ID: 855286959

Or dial: +1 (650) 419 1505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

Access Code / Meeting ID: 855286959

Technical information

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or you may send an email to Hayden York or call/text 503-820-2424.

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 503-820-2412 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.

Committee of the Whole meeting January 18-19, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Committee of the Whole (COTW) will hold a two-day in-person work session that is open to the public. The meeting will be held Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19, 2024, from 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time until business for each day has been completed. 

This meeting is being conducted in-person 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 meeting is to discuss the Council’s fiscal status, and the alignment of Council finances with priorities and operational practices. The committee will discuss these matters in the context of the Council’s next grant period, funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, and other possible sources of Council funding. No management actions will be decided by the COTW. The COTW’s recommendations will be considered by the Council at the March Council meeting.

Meeting Materials

COTW Memo

Informational: Fast Facts

Informational: Overview and Orientation Document

Agenda Item A.1: Proposed Committee-of-the-Whole Agenda

Agenda Item A.3: Council Fiscal Status and Outlook

Agenda Item B.1: Council Priorities and Activities Categorized

Agenda Item B.2: Aligning Council Priorities with Finances

Agenda Item C.2: Overview of Inflation Reduction Act Proposals

Agenda Item D: Staff Paper Regarding Council Operations (REVISED)

Meeting Recording

These recordings do not contain official committee recommendations or conclusions. A committee report containing recommendations is forthcoming.

https://youtu.be/1PEGLVeuIig
Day 1 – 1/18/24

https://youtu.be/pGaS4SH3YPY
Day 2 – 1/19/24

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/194735707

Meeting ID: 194735707

Or dial: +1 (650) 419 1505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

Access Code / Meeting ID: 194735707

Technical information

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

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 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Merrick Burden at 503-820-2280; toll free 1-866-806-7204.

Pacific Halibut Area 2A online meeting January 2, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will host an online meeting of the Area 2A Pacific halibut governmental management entities that is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Tuesday, January 2, 2024, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Pacific Standard 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 primary purpose of the online meeting is to prepare and develop recommendations for the 2024 International Pacific Halibut Commission’s (IPHC) annual meeting held in Anchorage, Alaska from January 22 through January 26, 2024.  Recommendations generated from the 2A managers’ meeting will be communicated to the IPHC by the Pacific Council’s representatives.  Attendees may also address other topics relating to Pacific halibut management.

Meeting Materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/572193120

Meeting ID: 572193120

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

Access Code / Meeting ID: 572193120

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.

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 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the online meetings, please contact Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Pacific Halibut Area 2A online meeting January 3, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) will hold an online meeting of the Area 2A Pacific halibut governmental management entities that is open to the public. It will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2023 beginning at 10:30 a.m. and continuing until 1 p.m. Pacific Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the online meeting is to prepare and develop recommendations for the 2023 International Pacific Halibut Commission’s (IPHC) annual meeting held in Victoria, British Columbia from January 23 through January 27, 2023.  Recommendations generated from the 2A managers meeting will be communicated to the IPHC by the Pacific Council’s representatives.  Attendees may also address other topics relating to Pacific halibut management.

Meeting Materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/498178628

Meeting ID: 498178628

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

Access Code / Meeting ID: 498178628

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 online meeting, please contact Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

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Marine Resource Education Program workshop series (2022-2023)

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Fact sheet: Halibut

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