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Ecosystem Workgroup to Hold Webinar December 18

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public, to discuss the work associated with the Climate Change and Communities Initiative.  The webinar will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, or when business for the day is completed.

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of this webinar is for the EWG to discuss work associated with the Climate Change and Communities Initiative, which the Council has decided to embark upon.  Two tasks have been assigned to the EWG as initial steps in this initiative.  First, the EWG is organizing a series of briefings for the Council family on the potential effects of climate change on the California Current Ecosystem including fishing communities.  Second, the EWG will draft a report on major Council decision types that may benefit from information on climate change impacts.  This webinar in an opportunity for the EWG to discuss progress on these tasks and plan their completion.  Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the EWG chair.

Webinar Agenda

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: 781-215-411
  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 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 562-890-447
  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 503-280-2411 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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Area 2A Pacific Halibut Managers Coordination Meeting to be held via Webinar on January 3

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will host a webinar meeting of the Area 2A Pacific halibut governmental management entities, which will be open to the public, on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific time, or until business for the day is completed.

The primary purpose of the Area 2A Pacific halibut manager’s meeting is to prepare and develop recommendations for the January 22-26, 2018 International Pacific Halibut Commission’s (IPHC) annual meeting in Portland, Oregon.  Recommendations generated from the meeting will be communicated to the IPHC by the Pacific Council’s representative, Mr. Phil Anderson.  Attendees may also address other topics relating to Pacific halibut management.  No management actions will be decided by the attendees.  The meeting will be open to the public, and the agenda will provide for a public comment period.

Agenda

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: 793-330-227
  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 (914) 614-3221
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 867-903-330
  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 503-820-2411 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 503-280-2425 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

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

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Sixth National Meeting of the Scientific Coordination Subcommittee of the Council Coordination Committee (SCS6)

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council is pleased to announce the Sixth National Meeting of the Scientific Coordination Subcommittee of the Council Coordination Committee (SCS6), to be held at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego, California, on January 17-19, 2018.

The meeting theme is “The Use of Management Strategy Evaluation to Inform Management Decisions Made by the Regional Fishery Management Councils,” with three subthemes: use of MSEs in evaluating and modifying harvest control rules; use of MSEs in investigating and accommodating uncertainty; and use of MSEs in adjusting harvest control rules in changing environments/non-static maximum sustainable yield.

The meeting will be attended by representatives of the Scientific and Statistical Committees of the eight Regional Fishery Management Councils, staff from the eight Councils, and scientists from the National Marine Fisheries Service and other scientists with expertise in conducting management strategy evaluations. A poster session will be held in conjunction with the workshop.

SCS6 Website Information

For more information, registration materials, and poster session details, please see the SCS6 website.

Please pass this invitation along to others who may be interested attending the SCS6 workshop or who may be interested in presenting on the management strategy evaluation (MSE) theme.

Additional information

  • What is the “Council Coordination Committee (CCC)”; What is the SCS?  The CCC consists of the chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors from each regional fishery management council (council), or other staff, as appropriate. The Scientific Coordination Subcommittee (SCS) is a subcommittee established by the CCC. The SCS consists of the Chairs from each of the Regional Council Scientific and Statistical Committees, or their respective proxies. The function of the SCS is to plan and conduct meetings or workshops to discuss scientific issues of national importance based on terms of reference or topics provided by the CCC.  See NOAA’s “Council Coordination Committee” webpage for more information.
  • You may contact Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Council staff if you have questions regarding the SCS meeting.  Mr. DeVore can be reached by email: John.DeVore@noaa.gov; telephone 1-866-806-7204, ext. 413.
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March 8-14, 2018 Council Meeting

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet March 8-14, 2018 in Rohnert Park, California.

A DRAFT Preliminary Proposed March 2018 Agenda (dated 12/08/17; 12:30 pm) is available. Please note, all agenda items, ancillary meetings, and discussion topics are Subject to Change at any time. Days may be adjusted or added depending on Council Workload, facilities availability, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Additional meeting materials and a detailed finalized agenda will be published to this webpage once they are available.  If you are not already on our e-mail list, please sign up for our listserver to be notified of such updates.

Meeting Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Phone: 707-584-5466

 

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April 5-11, 2018 Council Meeting

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet April 5-11, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.

A DRAFT Preliminary Proposed April 2018 Agenda (dated 12/08/17; 1:06 pm) is available. Please note, all agenda items, ancillary meetings, and discussion topics are Subject to Change at any time. Days may be adjusted or added depending on Council Workload, facilities availability, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Additional meeting materials and a detailed finalized agenda will be published to this webpage once they are available. If you are not already on our e-mail list, please sign up for our listserver to be notified of such updates.

Meeting Location

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: 503-281-2500

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