Coastal Pelagic Species blog

Request for proposal for Audit/Tax Services

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Request for proposal for Audit/Tax Services

October 30, 2019

PFMC 2019 RFP Audit Services

Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is soliciting proposals from qualified certified public accounting firms to provide audit and tax preparation services. The anticipated contract period for this engagement will be for the audit for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019, with an option to extend for each of the four (4) subsequent years. These audits are to be performed in accordance with Generally Accepted Audit Standards; the standards set forth for financial audits in the Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States of America; and the Audit requirements of Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

For questions and RFP information, please contact Ms. Patricia Crouse at the Council office; 503-8201-2408

Notifications/Deadlines

October 30, 2019 Request for Proposals will be posted online.
December 13, 2019 Notice of Intent to submit RFP
January 16, 2020 Deadline for Proposals

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

November 2019 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

Monday, October 28th, 2019

The November 14-20, 2019 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.

November 14-20, 2019 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

If you have additional questions regarding the November 14-20, 2019 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

November 2019 Briefing Book available online

Friday, October 25th, 2019

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

NMFS publishes proposed “List of Fisheries for 2020”; requests comments by November 11, 2019

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) publishes its proposed List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2020, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The proposed LOF for 2020 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NMFS must classify each commercial fishery on the LOF into one of three categories under the MMPA based upon the level of mortality and serious injury of marine mammals that occurs incidental to each fishery. The classification of a fishery on the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan requirements.

Please see the Federal Register notice dated October 10, 2019 to view the proposed rule, and for instructions on how to comment. Comments on the proposed rule must be received by November 11, 2019.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

The Public Comment E-Portal for the November 2019 Council Meeting is now open

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

PFMC to hold meeting regarding central subpopulation of northern anchovy October 3-4, 2019 in La Jolla, CA

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a meeting to discuss issues related to management and science of the central subpopulation of northern anchovy (CSNA).  This meeting will include representatives from the Pacific Council’s Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT), the Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS), the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC).  This meeting is open to the public.

The meeting will be held Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4, 2019.  The meeting will begin at 8:30 am Pacific Daylight Time each day and will continue until 5 pm or until business for the day has been completed.

Meeting Purpose

The purpose of the meeting is to evaluate options and analyses relative to management of the CSNA, including evaluation of methods for estimating the nearshore component of the stock, options for periodic review of management reference points, and evaluation of elements related to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife/ California Wetfish Producers Association aerial survey methodology.  Meeting principals will be representatives of the CPSMT, CPSAS, the SSC’s CPS Subcommittee, and the NOAA SWFSC.  Public comment may be taken at the discretion of the CPSMT Chair.

Meeting Location

The meetings will be held at the following location:

NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Pacific Room
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Telephone: 858-546-7000
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. Dale Sweetnam at 858-546-7170 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

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

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

September 2019 Decision Summary Document Online

Friday, September 20th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met September 13-18, 2019 in Boise, Idaho. The September 2019 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.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

PRELIMINARY DRAFT SEPTEMBER 2019 MOTIONS IN WRITING

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Council meeting at the time of the Council vote and often use expedited language and references without the benefit of any final editing or proofing. They may use short-hand language or abbreviations that may not be clear without the context of verbal comments and clarifications made during their development at the meeting, or may contain inadvertent transposition errors. They have not been approved by the Council to represent the final official record of Council action. The final official record will be posted on the Council website after the Council approves the full meeting record at a future Council meeting.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Agenda and materials available for the August 29, 2019 Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and the Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel webinar

Monday, August 26th, 2019

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

The Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and the Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel Will Meet via Webinar August 29, 2019

Monday, August 5th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) and Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) will hold a joint meeting via webinar that is open to the public. The webinar will be held Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, or until business has been completed.

Agenda and webinar materials

Purpose of the webinar

The purpose of the meeting is to consider and possibly develop supplemental reports on Ecosystem and Administrative matters on the Pacific Council’s September agenda, including a revised essential fish habitat review process (Council Operating Procedure 22).  The CPSMT and CPSAS will also discuss future workload planning and assignments.

To attend the webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 190-564-587
  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 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Then enter the Attendee phone audio access code 788-016-321
  6. Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Technical information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, 8, 10, 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

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the CPS chairs.

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 this meeting, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; or toll free 1-866-806-7204.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail