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November 1-8, 2018 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

Friday, October 19th, 2018

The November 1-8, 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting “Fast Facts” are available. Fast Facts are answers to FAQs that can help you get oriented for the upcoming meeting (transportation options, internet code, hotel map).

November 2018 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

If you have additional questions regarding the November 1-8, 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

PFMC
10/19/2018

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Agenda available for CSI October 23 webinar

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Agenda available for CSI October 23 webinar;

Ad Hoc Climate Scenarios Investigation Committee to Hold Webinar October 23

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November 2018 Briefing Book available online

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The Briefing Book for the November 1-8, 2018  Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “November 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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Notice of Availability: Pacific Council News, Fall 2018

Friday, October 5th, 2018

The Fall 2018 issue of Pacific Council Newsletter is now available on the Council’s website. This newsletter reports mainly on decisions made at the September 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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Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to Hold Webinar October 25, 2018

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold a meeting via webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held October 25, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or when business for the day has been completed.

Webinar Materials

Purpose of the Webinar

The EWG will discuss the contents of its report to the Council in response to preliminary recommendations from the Council’s Ad Hoc Climate Scenarios Investigation Committee. The EWG will also plan tasks and work product in connection with the Fishery Ecosystem Plan five-year review and the Climate and Communities Initiative.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 632-761-819
  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 (415) 655-0052 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 911-302-407
  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 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 503-820-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the EWG webinar, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.

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Council Announces New Comment E-Portal

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council is proud to announce our new electronic public comment portal (E-Portal).

Starting today, our new E-Portal is in beta testing for the November 2018 Council Meeting. Public comments will still be accepted via pfmc.comments@noaa.gov, but we strongly encourage using the new E-Portal. By the March 2019 Council meeting, the E-Portal will be the only way to submit public comments electronically (paper submissions via mail or fax will be manually entered into the E-Portal by Council staff for the record).

Get to know the E-Portal (link to slideshow, instructions, and YouTube video):

Link to E-portal Demonstration

Link to instructional YouTube video

Link to the new E-Portal (bookmark this page)

If you have questions regarding the E-Portal, please contact Kris Kleinschmidt, PFMC IT Staff, at 503-820-2411.

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Ad Hoc Climate Scenarios Investigation Committee to Hold Webinar October 23

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Climate Scenarios Investigation Committee (CSI) will hold a meeting via webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).  The Pacific Council formed the CSI in September 2018 to guide the development of future climate scenarios that will be developed under the Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate and Communities Initiative. The CSI will report to the Pacific Council at its November 1-8, 2018 meeting on its work (see Agenda Item F.6.a, Supplemental Tri-State Report, September 2018).

Webinar Materials

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of this webinar is for the CSI to present a draft report of their findings, explain their proposed activities, and gain feedback from the Pacific Council’s Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup, other Pacific Council committees, and the public.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 723-578-011
  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 1-562-247-8422 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 152-720-055
  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 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 503-820-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the CSI webinar, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.

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Council Seeking Nominations for 2019-2021 Advisory Body Terms (nominations have been EXTENDED, and are now due no later than 5 pm, October 23, 2018)

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council is seeking qualified candidates to serve on advisory subpanels and committees regarding West Coast marine fishing and habitat issues for the 2019-2021 term. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m., Pacific Time, Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Please visit the Council’s webpage “Nominations for 2019-2021 Advisory Body Terms” to download the necessary nomination forms and the full detailed announcement.

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September 2018 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met September 7-12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The September 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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Quick Link to the September 2018 Briefing Book

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Quick Link to the September 2018 Briefing Book: https://www.pcouncil.org/resources/archives/briefing-books/september-2018-briefing-book/

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