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Comment Solicited on Draft Council Operating Procedure 27: Process for Initiating Allocation Reviews

Monday, May 13th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is soliciting public comment on a new Council Operating Procedure that will specify the process for initiating allocation reviews, including identification of trigger criteria for a review.  This draft was developed at the April 2019 Council meeting in response to National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) procedural and policy directives.  An allocation review involves an assessment of the performance of the inter-sector allocations the Council recommends under its fishery management plans and catch sharing plans.  Such an assessment might lead the Council to conclude that a current allocation is performing well or that revisions should be considered.

The full set of NMFS directives to which the Council is responding is available in the April 2019 briefing book materials (Agenda Item D.4).  Procedural Directive 01-119-01 identifies three general types of allocation review triggers: public interest-based, time-based, and indicator-based (see pages 7-15, of the procedural directive).

The Council is scheduled to finalize  draft operating procedure 27 at its June 2019 meeting.  Comment on Draft Council Operating Procedure 27 should be submitted through the Council’s June 2019 Council meeting public comment e-portal.  Comments submitted by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019 will be received by Council members as part of their advance briefing book materials for the June meeting.

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April 2019 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met April 11-16, 2019 in Rohnert Park, California. The April 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.

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Pacific Mackerel 2019 Stock Assessment Review Panel to Convene in La Jolla, CA April 23-25, 2019

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel to review the 2019 Pacific mackerel stock assessment.  The meeting is open to the public, and will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2019 through Thursday, April 25, 2019.  The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, on April 23 and 8 a.m. on April 24-25, and continue until 5 p.m. each day or when business has been concluded that day.

The primary purpose of the meeting is to review the 2019 stock assessment for Pacific mackerel, which will be used to set annual harvest specifications and management measures for two fishing years (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, and July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021). The review panel will consist of three members of the Pacific Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Subcommittee on Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS), and one independent expert. Representatives of the Council’s CPS Management Team and the CPS Advisory Subpanel will also participate in the review as advisers.

Agenda

Location

The meeting will be held at the following location:

Pacific Conference Room
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
8901 La Jolla Shores Dr.
La Jolla, California 92037-1509
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 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, ext. 409.

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Quick Link to April 2019 Briefing Book

Monday, April 8th, 2019

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April 2019 Council Meeting Internet Live Stream

Monday, April 8th, 2019

The April 2019 Council meeting will be live‐streamed on the internet during the following hours:

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019: beginning at approximately 9:00 AM Pacific Time, ending at approximately 6:00 PM PT or when business for the day is complete
  • Friday, April 12, 2019 through Tuesday, April 16, 2019: 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 April 9-16, 2019 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

  1. http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 634-645-459
  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 to listen to the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (562) 247-8422 (not a toll-free number); enter the phone attendee audio access code: 532-691-006; 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, 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 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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Supplemental April briefing book documents available; including proposed rule on management reference points for the central subpopulation of northern anchovy

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Several supplemental Briefing Book materials have been posted to our April 2019 Briefing Book webpage, including the public review draft of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposed rule  on management reference points for the central subpopulation of northern anchovy.  The Council is scheduled to consider the proposed rule at its April meeting, and may provide comments to NMFS.

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April 9-16, 2019 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

Friday, April 5th, 2019

The April 9-16, 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 (transportation options, internet code, hotel map).

April 9-16, 2019 Council Meeting Fast Facts

If you have additional questions regarding the April 9-16, 2019 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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Agenda available for the March 28, 2019 Pacific Sardine Stock Assessment Review webinar

Monday, March 25th, 2019

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April 2019 Briefing Book available online

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The Briefing Book for the April 9-16, 2019  Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “April 2019 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 public comment submitted to our e-portal. Advisory body and committee agendas and memos are also available.

For further information:

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Public Comment E-Portal for the April 2019 Advanced Briefing Book is now open!

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

The Public Comment E-Portal for the April 2019 Advanced Briefing Book is now open.  Visit the E-portal to submit your written comment. Due to recent revisions to the April Council meeting agenda, the deadline for the Advanced Briefing Book has been extended to Tuesday, March 19th, by 5 p.m.  All comments submitted by the deadline will be reviewed and posted to the E-Portal page on March 22nd, 2019.

Visit our Current Council Meeting page for more details.

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