Pacific halibut blog

September 5-12, 2018 Council Meeting Information

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet September 5-12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington at the following location:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
Phone: 206-246-8600

Agenda and Meeting Notice

The detailed agenda and meeting notice that includes logistic information will be posted to this webpage as it becomes available. If you would like a notification when the finalized agenda and meeting notice are posted and are not already on our electronic mailing list, please sign up for the PFMC List-Serv today.

In the interim, you may download the DRAFT Proposed September 5-12, 2018 Council Meeting Quick Reference Agenda (version 06/12/2018; 3:52 PM). Please note, agenda items are subject to change at any time. Days may be adjusted or added depending on Council workload and facilities availability, or other unforeseen circumstances.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Notice of Availability: Pacific Council News, Spring 2018

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Notice of Availability

The Spring 2018 issue of Pacific Council Newsletter is now available on the Council’s website. This newsletter reports mainly on decisions made at the March and April 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings.

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.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

April 2018 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Friday, April 13th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met April 5-11, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. The April 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.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Quick Link to April 5-11, 2018 Council Meeting information

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Quick Link to April 5-11, 2018 Council Meeting information:

April 5-11, 2018 Council Meeting

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

April 5-11, 2018 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The April 5-11, 2018 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 April 5-11, 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

April 2018 Briefing Book Available Online

Monday, March 26th, 2018

The Briefing Book for the April 5-11, 2018  Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “April 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:

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

March 2018 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Monday, March 19th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met March 8-14, 2018 in Rohnert Park, California. The March 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.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

March 2018 Council Meeting Internet Live Stream

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

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

  • Friday, March 9, 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, March 10, 2018 through Wednesday, March 14, 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 March 9-14, 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.

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.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

2018 Salmon Preseason Report I available online

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The Council’s annual Preseason Report I is available online. This report is the second report in an annual series of four reports prepared to document and help guide ocean fishery salmon management off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California.  The report focuses on Chinook, coho, and pink salmon stocks that have been important in determining Council fisheries in recent years, and on stocks listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with established National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) ESA consultation standards.  This report will be formally reviewed at the Council’s March 8-14, 2018 meeting in Rohnert Park, CA.

This report provides 2018 salmon stock abundance forecasts, and an analysis of the impacts of 2017 management measures or regulatory procedures, on the projected 2018 abundance.  This analysis is intended to give perspective in developing 2018 management measures.  This report also constitutes the first part of an Environmental Assessment (EA) to comply with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements for the 2018 ocean salmon management measures.  An EA is used to determine whether an action being considered by a Federal agency has significant impacts.  This part of the EA includes a statement of the purpose and need, a summary description of the affected environment, a description of the No-Action Alternative, and an analysis of the No-Action Alternative effects on the salmon stocks included in the Council’s Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP).

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

March 8-14, 2018 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Monday, February 26th, 2018

The March 8-14, 2018 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 March 8-14, 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail