Request for nominations for a vacancy on the Salmon Advisory Subpanel representing Washington Charter Operations

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking qualified candidates to consider for a vacant Washington Charter Boat Operator position on its Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS).  The successful candidate will serve out the remainder of the 2019-2021 Council advisory body term. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than […]

Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup to hold online meeting August 3-4, 2020

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 Monday, August 3 through Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  The meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on August 3.  The meeting will continue August 4 at 9 a.m. (PDT) and will end at 5 p.m.  The meeting times are an estimate; the meeting will adjourn when business for the day is complete.

Purpose of the online meeting

The purpose of the meeting will be to develop potential alternatives for salmon management/conservation measures for Pacific Council consideration, and discuss and review any associated modeling and analysis.  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.

Meeting agenda

To attend the online meeting (RingCentral)

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://meetings.ringcentral.com/join
  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 149 994 6216 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(720)9027700 (US Central)
+1(213)2505700
+1(346)9804201
+1(623)4049000 (US West)
+1(650)2424929
+1(773)2319226 (US North)
+1(312)2630281
+1(469)4450100 (US South)
+1(470)8692200 (US East)
+1(646)3573664

Technical information and instructions

Attendee instructions

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)

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

Pacific Council News Summer 2020: Salmon

Workgroup meets to look into new management approach for southern Oregon/northern California coast coho The ad hoc Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Workgroup met for the first time in June to support the Council in its efforts to develop a new management approach for southern Oregon/northern California coast coho.  NMFS requested the Council assist in […]

Final rule published for 2020 salmon fisheries management measures

Through this final rule, National Marine Fisheries Service establishes fishery management measures for the 2020 ocean salmon fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California and the 2021 salmon seasons opening earlier than the effective date of the 2021 rule, which is expected to be no later than May 16, 2021, under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery […]

Salmon Advisory Subpanel to hold online meeting June 8, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council)  Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) will host an online meeting which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Monday, June 8, 2020, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, or until business is complete.

Purpose of the online meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and develop statements related to topics on the Pacific Council’s June 2020 meeting agenda. Major topics include, but are not limited to salmon related topics:  Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Environmental Species Act consultation update; Southern Resident Killer Whale consultation update; and the Salmon Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20:  Annual Management Schedule and Boundary Change Range of Alternatives and Preliminary Preferred Alternatives.  The group may also address one or more of the Pacific Council’s scheduled administrative matters, habitat issues, groundfish, and future workload planning topics.  Public comments during the online meeting will be received from attendees at the discretion of the SAS Chair.

Meeting agenda

To attend the online meeting (RingCentral)

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://meetings.ringcentral.com/join
  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 148 269 7370 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 must 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.

Technical information and instructions

Attendee instructions

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)

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

Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup to meet online June 30, 2020

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, June 30, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, or when business for the day has been completed.

Agenda

Purpose of the online meeting

The purpose of this online meeting will be to continue to discuss and consider the potential development of recommendations for salmon management/conservation measures, and any associated modeling and analysis that may be needed. 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 also be in attendance. 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.

To attend the online meeting (WebEx)

  1. Join the meeting by visiting the direct meeting link:   https://pcouncil.webex.com/pcouncil/  (This will prompt you to download and install the WebEx meeting application) Meeting number:  146 427 9879
  2. Enter your name and email address, and then click Next
  3. You will be asked for the meeting password, enter the following meeting password:  4zNkR4rjxH8
  4. Next, you choose how you want to hear:
    • Use computer for audio (default):  Use your computer with a headset or speakers.
    • Call in:  If you prefer to use your phone for audio, dial this TOLL number when the meeting starts:  +1-408-418-9388
  5. Next, Click Join Meeting

Technical information

Prior to the meeting

Join a test meeting to make sure your audio and video devices work as expected before your meeting.

When you join a test meeting, it automatically downloads the Webex Meetings app – so it’s easier to join your next meeting.

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees supported platforms: Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit; Windows 8 32-bit/64-bit; Windows 8.1 32-bit/64-bit; Windows 10 and Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB
  • Mac®-based supported platforms: Mac OS® X 10.13 or newer
  • Linux-based supported platforms: Ubuntu 14.x or later; Open SuSE 13.x or later; Fedora 18 or later; Red Hat 6 or later; Debian 8.x or later

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

Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup to hold online meeting June 1, 2020

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 Monday, June 1, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, or when business for the day has been completed.

Meeting agenda

Purpose of the online meeting

The purpose of this online meeting will be to continue to discuss and consider the potential development of recommendations for salmon management/conservation measures, and any associated modeling and analysis that may be needed. 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 also be in attendance. 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.

Updated! To attend the online meeting (WebEx)

  1. Join the meeting by visiting the direct meeting link:   https://pcouncil.webex.com/pcouncil/  (This will prompt you to download and install the WebEx meeting application) Meeting number:  965 508 688
  2. Enter your name and email address, and then click Next
  3. You will be asked for the meeting password, enter the following meeting password:  M3sBn83ChqV
  4. Next, you choose how you want to hear:
    • Use computer for audio (default):  Use your computer with a headset or speakers.
    • Call in:  If you prefer to use your phone for audio, dial this TOLL number when the meeting starts:  +1-408-418-9388
  5. Next, Click Join Meeting

Technical information

Prior to the meeting

Join a test meeting to make sure your audio and video devices work as expected before your meeting.

When you join a test meeting, it automatically downloads the Webex Meetings app – so it’s easier to join your next meeting.

System Requirements

    • PC-based attendees supported platforms: Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit; Windows 8 32-bit/64-bit; Windows 8.1 32-bit/64-bit; Windows 10 and Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB
    • Mac®-based supported platforms: Mac OS® X 10.13 or newer
    • Linux-based supported platforms: Ubuntu 14.x or later; Open SuSE 13.x or later; Fedora 18 or later; Red Hat 6 or later; Debian 8.x or later

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

Pacific Council News Spring 2020: Salmon and halibut

2020 Salmon seasons set In April the Council adopted ocean salmon season recommendations that provide recreational and commercial opportunities for most of the Pacific coast, and achieve conservation goals for the numerous individual salmon stocks on the West Coast. Due to the COVID-19 social distancing requirements, all meetings associated with the decision were held via […]