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June 7-13, 2018 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The June 7-13, 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 June 7-13, 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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June 2018 Briefing Book Available Online

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

The Briefing Book for the June 7-13, 2018  Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “June 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.

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June 7-13, 2018 Council Meeting

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory bodies will meet June 7-13, 2018 in Spokane, Washington to address issues related to groundfish, coastal pelagic species, and highly migratory species.

Meeting Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center
322 N. Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-455-9600

June 2018 Briefing Book

Detailed Agenda and Meeting Notice

June 2018 Meeting Fast Facts

June 2018 advance briefing book public comment deadline:  Friday, May 11, 2018; 5 pm

  • Public comment materials received BY 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Friday, May 11, 2018, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the June meeting.
  • You may email your comments to:
    pfmc.comments@noaa.gov or send to the Council office.

June 2018 supplemental public comment deadline:  Wednesday, May 30, 2018; 5 pm

  • Public comment materials received at the Council office after the Friday, May 11, 5:00 pm deadline, but BY 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Wednesday, May 30, 2018 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the June meeting.
  • You may email your comments to:  pfmc.comments@noaa.gov or send to the Council office.
  • If your comments contain a PowerPoint or Video presentation, see “How to Submit PowerPoint Presentations or Videos below.

Public Comment Guidelines “After the May 30, 2018 5 PM” Deadline

  • Comments received AFTER the 5 pm May 30, date specified above will not be photocopied and distributed by the Council staff.
  • For late comments after the 5 pm May 30, date specified above, individuals need to hand deliver their comments to the Council Secretariat (Salon I Room) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center, no later than 5 p.m. the day before the corresponding agenda item is scheduled on the Council’s agenda. These written submissions should include the submitter’s name, the Council agenda item number, and the Council meeting date.
  • Comments will be accepted in electronic form and hard copy.

The public should be aware that the Council does not have time to thoroughly review extensive written comments submitted at the meeting. The Council’s advisory bodies may not have a chance to review such comment.   The Council will not pay for comments transmitted to the meeting hotel.   Comments submitted that are not in support of oral testimony will be included in the briefing materials for the next Council meeting.

How to Submit PowerPoint Presentations or Videos

If your comments contain a PowerPoint presentation or video, such PowerPoints and videos need to be turned in no later than 5 pm the day before the corresponding agenda item is scheduled on the Council’s agenda.  PowerPoints and videos must be sent to:  Kris.Kleinschmidt@noaa.gov.   Please see the Protocol Policy on submitting electronic slide presentation materials at the Council meetings for full direction, expectations, and equipment available for use during presentations.

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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 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:

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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:

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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.

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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.

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April 5-11, 2018 PFMC meeting information: agenda, meeting notice, public comment deadlines

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

April 5-11, 2018 PFMC meeting information: agenda, meeting notice, public comment deadlines:

April 5-11, 2018 Council Meeting

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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:

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