Pacific Council News Winter 2020: Salmon

2021 preseason salmon management schedule set  The Council approved the 2021 salmon management schedule in November. All meetings and hearings are expected to be conducted online. A summary of the schedule is provided below. Jan. 19-22, 2021: The Salmon Technical Team (STT) meets to draft Review of 2020 Ocean Salmon Fisheries. (Available mid-February)  Feb. 16-19: […]

Washington submits draft plan to distribute Federal relief funding

Washington State announced on December 8 that it has submitted a draft plan for how to distribute $50 million in Federal relief funding to members of Washington’s commercial seafood, shellfish and charter industries to NOAA Fisheries for review and approval. Under Section 12005 of the CARES Act, Congress provided $300 million to states to distribute […]

COVID-19 fisheries assistance

NOTE: The Council does not administer fisheries assistance for COVID-19. Please see the links below for resources, or contact the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Recent news California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife posts a CARES Act page for fisheries participants and communities (June 23) How CARES Act funds are allocated (May 14) The Midwater […]

Request for comments: proposed rule for salmon bycatch minimization measures in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery

NOAA Fisheries announces a proposed rule to implement measures to minimize incidental take of Endangered Species Act-listed salmon by vessels in the Pacific coast groundfish fishery. The proposed rule will publish tomorrow, October 20, 2020 in the Federal Register. The pre-publication version of the proposed rule is available for public inspection. When the proposed rule publishes, it will […]

Pacific Council News Fall 2020: Salmon

Upper Columbia United Tribes begin reintroducing salmon above Chief Joseph, Grand Coulee The Upper Columbia United Tribes have begun a process to reintroduce anadromous fish above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams.  The tribes have been working with state and Federal agencies on the project. In a report to the Council in September, Rodney Cawston, […]

Ad Hoc Southern Oregon Northern California Coast Coho Workgroup to hold online meeting October 6-7, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Southern Oregon Northern California Coast Coho Workgroup (Workgroup) will hold a two-day online meeting, which is open to the public.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 7, 2020, starting at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) and ending at 5:00 p.m. daily, or until business for the day is complete.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss any associated modeling and analysis needed to develop a risk analysis and consider potential alternatives for a harvest control rule for Pacific Council consideration at their November 2020 meeting.  The Workgroup may also discuss and prepare for future Workgroup meetings and future meetings with the Pacific Council and its advisory bodies.  This is a public meeting and not a public hearing.  Public comments will be taken at the discretion of the Workgroup chair as time allows.

SONCC Agenda

To attend the online meeting

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1498484533
  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 149 848 4533 and click JOIN
  3. Next you will be prompted to either:
    • Download the RingCentral meetings application, OR
    • Join the meeting without a download via your web browser.
  4. Please enter your name and click Join.
  5. You may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing the TOLL number provided on your screen, followed by the meeting ID and participant ID, also provided on the screen.
  6. Once connected, you will be in the meeting, seeing other participants and a shared screen, if applicable.

IF you do not have the ability 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 phone numbers listed below.

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1(346)9804201
+1(623)4049000 (US West)
+1(650)2424929
+1(720)9027700 (US Central)
+1(213)2505700
+1(469)4450100 (US South)
+1(470)8692200 (US East)
+1(646)3573664
+1(773)2319226 (US North)
+1(312)2630281

Technical information

Technical details will be posted to this webpage as they become available.

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

Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup to hold online meeting September 29-30, 2020

The SRKW concluded their business on 9/29 and will not meet on 9/30 as originally planned.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup (Workgroup) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 29 through Wednesday, September 30, 2020, starting at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) and ending at 5:00 p.m. daily, or until business for the day is complete.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the meeting will be to continue to discuss any associated modeling and analysis needed to develop potential alternatives for salmon management/conservation measures for Pacific Council consideration.  The Workgroup may also discuss and prepare for future Workgroup meetings and future meetings with the Pacific Council and its advisory bodies.  Members of the Salmon Advisory Subpanel will be invited to attend. This is a public meeting and not a public hearing.  Public comments will be taken at the discretion of the Workgroup co-chairs as time allows.

SRKW Workgroup Meeting Agenda

To attend the online meeting (RingCentral)

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1488954435
  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 148 895 4435 and click JOIN
  3. Next you will be prompted to either:
    • Download the RingCentral meetings application, OR
    • Join the meeting without a download via your web browser.
  4. Please enter your name and click Join.
  5. You may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing the TOLL number provided on your screen, followed by the meeting ID and participant ID, also provided on the screen.
  6. Once connected, you will be in the meeting, seeing other participants and a shared screen, if applicable.

IF you do not have the ability 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 phone numbers listed below.

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1(346)9804201
+1(623)4049000 (US West)
+1(650)2424929
+1(720)9027700 (US Central)
+1(213)2505700
+1(469)4450100 (US South)
+1(470)8692200 (US East)
+1(646)3573664
+1(773)2319226 (US North)
+1(312)2630281

Technical information

Technical details will be posted to this webpage as they become available.

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