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Notice of Availability: Pacific Council News, Summer 2018

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

The Summer 2018 issue of Pacific Council Newsletter is now available on the Council’s website. This newsletter reports mainly on decisions made at the June 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting.

You may view past issues of the Council’s newsletter by visiting the Council’s Newsletter Archives webpage.

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions regarding Pacific Council News, please direct them to: Ms. Jennifer Gilden, Information and Communications Specialist at (503) 820-2280 ext. 418 or toll free: 1-866-806-7204.

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Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to Hold Webinar on July 23, 2018

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) will hold a public meeting, via webinar, on Monday, July 23, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), or until business for the day has been completed.

Webinar Agenda

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of the meeting is for the CPSMT to develop a range of alternatives for an amendment to the CPS Fishery Management Plan that would address changes in the catch allowances for the CPS live bait fishery when a CPS stock is in an overfished condition.  The Council established a process that includes adopting a range of alternatives at the September 2018 meeting and final action at the November 2018 meeting.  As time allows, the CPSMT may discuss other topics on the agenda for the Council’s September meeting.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 217-555-003
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  4. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number (1-631-992-3221)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code
    (683-377-106)
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar).

NOTE: We have disabled Mic/Speakers as on option and require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate.

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, or XP
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (GoToMeeting Webinar Apps)

You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt or contact him at 503-820-2280, extension 411 for technical assistance.

Public Listening Station

A public listening station will also be provided at the Council office.

Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
503-820-2280
Driving Directions

Additional information

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

Public comments during the webinar will be accepted from attendees at the discretion of the chair of the CPSMT.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll-free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 409.

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June 2018 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Monday, June 18th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met June 7-13, 2018 in Spokane, Washington. The June 2018 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document contains the highlights of significant decisions made at that meeting. Results of agenda items that do not reach a level of highlight significance are typically not described in the Decision Summary Document.

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September 5-12, 2018 Council Meeting Information (Detailed Agenda and Meeting Notice)

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet September 5-12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington at the following location:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
Phone: 206-246-8600

September 2018 Detailed Agenda and Meeting Notice

September 2018 briefing book public comment deadlines

  • Public comment materials received BY 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Thursday, August 9, 2018, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the meeting.
  • Public comment materials received at the Council office after the Thursday, August 9, 5:00 pm deadline, but BY 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Monday, August 27, 2018 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the meeting (this is known as the supplemental public comment deadline).
  • You may email your comments to:
    pfmc.comments@noaa.gov or send to the Council office.
  • If your comments contain a PowerPoint or Video presentation, see “How to Submit PowerPoint Presentations or Videos below.

Public Comment Guidelines “After the Monday, August 27, 2018 5 PM” Deadline

  • Comments received AFTER the August 27, 5 pm date specified above will not be photocopied and distributed by the Council staff.
  • For late comments after the August 27, 5 pm date specified above, individuals need to hand deliver their comments to the Council Secretariat (Cascade 1/2 Room) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, no later than 5 p.m. the day before the corresponding agenda item is scheduled on the Council’s agenda. These written submissions should include the submitter’s name, the Council agenda item number, and the Council meeting date.
  • Comments will be accepted in electronic form and hard copy.

The public should be aware that the Council does not have time to thoroughly review extensive written comments submitted at the meeting. The Council’s advisory bodies may not have a chance to review such comment.   The Council will not pay for comments transmitted to the meeting hotel.   Comments submitted that are not in support of oral testimony will be included in the briefing materials for the next Council meeting.

How to Submit PowerPoint Presentations or Videos

If your comments contain a PowerPoint presentation or video, such PowerPoints and videos need to be turned in no later than 5 pm the day before the corresponding agenda item is scheduled on the Council’s agenda.  PowerPoints and videos must be sent to:  Kris.Kleinschmidt@noaa.gov.   Please see the Protocol Policy on submitting electronic slide presentation materials at the Council meetings for full direction, expectations, and equipment available for use during presentations.

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June 2018 Council Meeting Internet Live Stream

Monday, June 4th, 2018

The June 2018 Council meeting will be live‐streamed on the internet during the following hours:

  • Friday, June 8, 2018: beginning at approximately 9:00 AM Pacific Time, ending at approximately 6:00 PM PT or when business for the day is complete
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018 through Wednesday, June 13, 2018: 8:00 AM Pacific Time, ending daily at approximately 6:00 PM PT or when business for the day is complete

Only the audio portion and presentations displayed on the screen at the Council meeting will be broadcast. The audio portion is listen‐only; you will be unable to speak to the Council via the broadcast.

For agenda item topics and meeting information, please see the June 7-13, 2018 Council meeting webpage.

Please Note: The GotoMeeting broadcast is not a substitute for attending the Council meeting in-person. We strive to make this service fully available, but due to unforeseen technical issues (internet/power outages, GoToMeeting service issues, etc), this service may not be available during portions of the Council meeting.

Instructions to join the meeting in “listen-only” mode

Join the meeting in “listen-only” mode by visiting this link:

  1. http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID – The PFMC meetings 2018 Webinar ID is: 530-089-227
  3. Please enter your email address (required)

This is a “listen only” broadcast, you may use your computer speakers or headset to listen.

If you do not have a headset or computer speakers, you may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number 1-562-247-8321 (not a toll-free number); enter the phone attendee audio access code: 240-052-611; then enter the Audio Pin: Shown after joining the webinar. The webinar is broadcast in “listen only” mode.

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, or XP
  • 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)

You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt for technical assistance.

MP3 Audio Files

Approximately five business days after the meeting has ended, you may visit the “Past Meetings” webpage where you will find links to the MP3 and WAV files.

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June 7-13, 2018 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The June 7-13, 2018 Council Meeting “Fast Facts” are available. Fast Facts are answers to FAQs that can help you get oriented for the upcoming meeting (transportation, internet code, hotel map).

If you have additional questions regarding the June 7-13, 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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June 2018 Briefing Book Available Online

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

The Briefing Book for the June 7-13, 2018  Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “June 2018 Briefing Book” webpage. The Briefing Book contains the meeting agenda, “situation summaries” (brief summaries that provide background for each agenda item), reports and materials for each agenda item, and written public comment. Advisory body and committee agendas and memos are also available.

For further information:

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Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel and Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to Meet Via Webinar Monday, June 4

Monday, May 14th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) and Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) will hold a joint meeting via webinar that is open to the public. The webinar will be held Monday, June 4, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or until business has been completed.

Webinar Agenda

Purpose of the Webinar

The primary purpose of the meeting is for the CPSAS and the CPSMT to develop supplemental reports on a potential for a fishery management plan (FMP) amendment to consider changes to the incidental take provisions for the CPS live bait fishery.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com and then click “Join a Meeting” in top right corner of page
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 617-646-275
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  4. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number: 1 (646) 558-2116 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 536-980-594
  6. Enter your audio phone PIN (shown after joining the webinar)

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, or XP
  • 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)

You may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or contact him at 503-820-2280, extension 411, for technical assistance.

Public Listening Station

A public listening station will also be provided at the Council office.

Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
503-820-2280
Driving Directions

Additional information

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin  at 503-820-2409; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to Meet Via Webinar Tuesday, May 8

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) will hold a public meeting, via webinar, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), or until business for the day has been completed.

Webinar Agenda

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of the meeting is for the CPSMT to develop materials, including a proposed purpose and need statement, to assist the Council in establishing the scope for a potential action to revise the Pacific sardine live bait provisions in the Council Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan, when the Pacific sardine biomass is in an overfished condition.  The Council established a process that includes scoping at the June 2018 meeting, adopting a range of alternatives at the September 2018 meeting, and final action at the November 2018 meeting.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 168-585-091
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  4. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number (1-631-992-3221)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code (245-429-810)
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar).

NOTE: We have disabled Mic/Speakers as on option and require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate.

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, or XP
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (GoToMeeting Webinar Apps)

You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt or contact him at 503-820-2280, extension 411 for technical assistance.

Public Listening Station

A public listening station will also be provided at the Council office.

Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
503-820-2280
Driving Directions

Additional information

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

Public comments during the webinar will be accepted from attendees at the discretion of the chair of the CPSMT.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll-free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 409.

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April 2018 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Friday, April 13th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met April 5-11, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. The April 2018 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document contains the highlights of significant decisions made at that meeting. Results of agenda items that do not reach a level of highlight significance are typically not described in the Decision Summary Document.

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