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Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Groundfish Subcommittee to Hold Webinar August 2, 2018

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC) Groundfish Subcommittee will hold a meeting via webinar on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or until business for the day has been completed.  The webinar meeting is open to the public.

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee meeting is to review a draft terms of reference for the groundfish and coastal pelagic species stock assessment review process for 2019 and 2020.  The review will focus on proposed changes from the National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Fisheries Science Center. The SSC Groundfish Subcommittee may also address any other matters the SSC may be discussing at their September meeting in Seattle, Washington.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar and then click “Join a Meeting” in top right corner of page
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 722-907-851
  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 667-817-359
  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 GoToMeeting Webinar Apps)

You may send an email to 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 Groundfish Subcommittee chair.

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 webinar, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2413; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Groundfish Management Team Webinar to be held on August 23, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a webinar which is open to the public.  The GMT webinar will be held Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.  The webinar end time is an estimate, the meeting will adjourn when business for the day is completed.

The primary purpose of the GMT webinar is to discuss ecosystem, groundfish, and administrative agenda items on the September 2018 Pacific Council meeting agenda, to perform workload planning, and discuss future meeting plans.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link:  https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
    Enter the Webinar ID: 615-614-003
  2. Please enter your name and email -address (required)
  3. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (562) 247-8321
  4. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code  156-942-931
  5. Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

NOTE: We have disabled Mic/Speakers as on option and require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate.

Technical Information and 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 (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 GMT chair.

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 webinar, please contact Mr. Todd Phillips at 503-820-2426;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Catch Estimation Methodology Review Webinar to be Held July 31, 2018

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) is sponsoring a meeting via webinar  to review a new method proposed to improve catch estimation methods in sparsely sampled mixed stock fisheries.  The Methodology Review webinar is a follow-up to a March 28-29, 2018 Methodology Review.  The webinar meeting is open to the public.

The Catch Estimation Methodology Review webinar will be held  Tuesday, July 31, 2018 starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT and continue until 5 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day.

Webinar Agenda

Purpose of the Meeting

The purpose of the Catch Estimation Methodology Review meeting is to review and evaluate a new methodology under development by the National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) for partitioning landings reported as aggregated categories of fish into species-level estimates of landed catch.  The review will focus on short-term requests to the SWFSC team from the March Methodology Review panel.

No management actions will be decided by the Methodology Review panel.  The Methodology Review panel’s role will be development of recommendations and a report for consideration by the Pacific Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee and the Pacific Council at their September meeting in Seattle, Washington.  Public comments during the meeting will be received from attendees at the discretion of the chair.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 531-002-459
  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  953-706-939
  6. Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

NOTE: We have disabled Mic/Speakers as on option and require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate.

Technical Information and 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 (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 webinar, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2413;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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U.S. and Canada Pacific Hake/ Whiting Agreement Joint Management Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

The Joint Management Committee (JMC) created under the Pacific Hake/Whiting Agreement will meet July 31-August 1, 2018 in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Meeting Location

Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
740 Burdett Avenue
Victoria, BC V8W 1B2 – Canada
Telephone:  1-800-663-5891

Questions?

This information posted as a courtesy to National Marine Fisheries Service West Coast Region. If you would like further information about the meeting and/or the JMC, please contact Miako Ushio, NMFS at 206-526-4644 or Frank Lockhart, NMFS at 206-526-6142.

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Notice of Availability: Pacific Council News, Summer 2018

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

The Summer 2018 issue of Pacific Council Newsletter is now available on the Council’s website. This newsletter reports mainly on decisions made at the June 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting.

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.

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June 2018 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Monday, June 18th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met June 7-13, 2018 in Spokane, Washington. The June 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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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 06/28/2018; 7:57 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.

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Quick Link to the June 2018 Briefing Book

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Quick Link to the June 2018 Briefing Book: https://www.pcouncil.org/resources/archives/briefing-books/june-2018-briefing-book/

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June 2018 Council Meeting Internet Live Stream

Monday, June 4th, 2018

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

  • Friday, June 8, 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, June 9, 2018 through Wednesday, June 13, 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 and meeting information, please see the June 7-13, 2018 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

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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Adhoc Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee to Meet June 29, 2018

Friday, June 1st, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a meeting of its adhoc Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee (SaMTAAC).  The meeting is open to the public.

This will be the first SaMTAAC meeting and its primary purpose is to orient the SaMTAAC and its advisors around to its charge, review information and alternatives already developed, and identify additional information that may be helpful to the committee for its first full meeting.

The committee’s charge is as follows: Identifying obstacles to achieving the goals and objectives of the catch share plan related to under attainment of non-sablefish trawl allocations and unharvested sablefish quota pounds (QP) south of 36° N. latitude.  As appropriate to overcome identified obstacles, the committee will discuss and develop options, including but not limited to, actions that may modify rules for gear switching by trawl permit holders and QP leasing to vessels using fixed gear, as well as options that may encourage increased utilization of sablefish QPs south of 36° N. latitude.

Agenda

Meeting Date

The meeting will be held Friday, June 29, 2018, starting at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and will end when business for the day has been completed.

Meeting Location

The meeting will be held at the following location:

Watertown Hotel
Freemont/Montlake Room
4242 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Telephone: 1-206-826-4242

Driving Directions

Additional Information

The 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 503-820-2280, ext. 411, at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about this meeting, please contact  Dr. Jim Seger at 503-820-2416; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

 

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