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Council Seeking Nominations for 2019-2021 Advisory Body Terms (nominations due no later than 5 pm, October 5, 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, Friday, October 5, 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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Video Guide to the September 2018 Western Road Map Implementation Plan, 2018-2022 Review Draft (Recorded Webinar)

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

The chair of the Council’s Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup, Ms. Yvonne de Reynier, has prepared a short (~8 min.) video guide recorded on August 23, 2018 that applies to the Western Road Map Implementation Plan, 2018-2022 Review Draft.

The Council is tentatively scheduled to review and provide direction on revisions to the Western Road Map Implementation Plan on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at its meeting in Seattle, Washington.

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl, staff officer at 503-820-2280 ext. 422; toll free 1-866-806-7204. If you need assistance downloading the video, please contact Sandra at 503-820-2419 or by email Sandra.Krause@noaa.gov.

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September 5-12, 2018 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

The September 5-12, 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, internet code, hotel map).

If you have additional questions regarding the September 5-12, 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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September 2018 Briefing Book Available Online

Monday, August 20th, 2018

The Briefing Book for the September 5-12, 2018  Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “September 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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Adhoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) to meet via webinar August 21, 2018

Wednesday, July 25th, 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 August 21, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or when business for the day has been completed.

Webinar Materials

Please review the following materials well in advance of joining the webinar:

Purpose of the Webinar

The EWG is holding this webinar to help other Council advisory bodies and the public prepare comments on two topics the Council will take up at its September 5-12, 2018 meeting. First, the Council will be deciding on future activities as part of the Climate and Communities Initiative pursuant to its Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP). Second, the Council will be scoping the first 5-year review of the FEP. The Council may consider initiating revisions to FEP and forming any new ad hoc committees necessary to revise the Plan.

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: 241-675-131
  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 563-806-284
  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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Agenda available for the May 22, 2018 Ecosystem Workgroup Webinar

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

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Availability of an interactive web tool designed to support decision making on Amendment 28

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council announces the availability of an interactive web tool designed to support decision making on Amendment 28 (essential fish habitat and rockfish conservation area modifications for Pacific Coast groundfish).

Go to http://www.soundgis.com/efh/efh2018-metrics/ then click on “How To” for instructions on how to use the web tool.

The Council is scheduled to take final action on Amendment 28 at the April Council meeting, on Monday April 9, 2018.

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April 2018 Council Meeting Internet Live Stream

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

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

  • Friday, April 6, 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, April 7, 2018 through Wednesday, April 11, 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, please see the April 5-11, 2018 PFMC Meeting Detailed Agenda.

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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