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PRELIMINARY DRAFT NOVEMBER 2019 MOTIONS IN WRITING

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Council meeting at the time of the Council vote and often use expedited language and references without the benefit of any final editing or proofing. They may use short-hand language or abbreviations that may not be clear without the context of verbal comments and clarifications made during their development at the meeting, or may contain inadvertent transposition errors. They have not been approved by the Council to represent the final official record of Council action. The final official record will be posted on the Council website after the Council approves the full meeting record at a future Council meeting.

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November 2019 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

Monday, October 28th, 2019

The November 14-20, 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.

November 14-20, 2019 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

If you have additional questions regarding the November 14-20, 2019 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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November 2019 Briefing Book available online

Friday, October 25th, 2019

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NMFS publishes proposed “List of Fisheries for 2020”; requests comments by November 11, 2019

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) publishes its proposed List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2020, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The proposed LOF for 2020 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NMFS must classify each commercial fishery on the LOF into one of three categories under the MMPA based upon the level of mortality and serious injury of marine mammals that occurs incidental to each fishery. The classification of a fishery on the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan requirements.

Please see the Federal Register notice dated October 10, 2019 to view the proposed rule, and for instructions on how to comment. Comments on the proposed rule must be received by November 11, 2019.

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Agenda and Meeting Notice for November 14-20 Council Meeting now available

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

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Habitat Committee to meet via webinar on October 30

Friday, October 4th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Habitat Committee will hold a meeting via webinar, which is open to the public. The webinar will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, and will end at noon on the same day. Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the Habitat Committee Chair.

Meeting Topics

Major topics include but are not limited to habitat-related topics, including letters for Pacific Council approval on the Central Valley Project and Klamath dam removal, the Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas project, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management activities, a brief planning discussion regarding southern resident killer whale habitat, and other matters.

The group may also address one or more of the Pacific Council’s scheduled administrative matters, legislative matters, ecosystem topics, groundfish topics, and future workload planning.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com
  2. Click “Join” at the top right corner of page
  3. Enter the Webinar ID: 536-450-845
  4. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  5. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (224) 501-3412 (not a toll-free number)
  6. Then enter the Attendee phone audio access code 536-450-845
  7. 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

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 10, 8, 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 webinar, please contact Ms. Jennifer Gilden at 503-820-2418; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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November 14-20, 2019 Council meeting information

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet November 14-20, 2019 at the following location:

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-540-7000

Listen to the live stream

Briefing book

Fast facts

Agenda and meeting notice

Briefing book public comment deadlines (E-
Portal)

Visit the November 2019 Council Meeting E-portal to submit your written comment. Select the agenda item you are interested in commenting on and either enter your comments in the text box, or upload a file containing your comments in .pdf format.

  • Public Comments received between 10/03/19 and 10/17/19, 5:00 pm Pacific Time will be posted with the Advanced Briefing Book.
  • Comments received after 10/17/19 will be posted Supplementally upon review.  The comment window closes on 11/4/19 at 5 pm.
  • You will only be allowed to submit one public comment for each period (Advanced, Supplemental, in person at the meeting).

If you have additional questions regarding the Pacific Fishery Management Council E-Portal for
Public Comment:

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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September 2019 Decision Summary Document Online

Friday, September 20th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met September 13-18, 2019 in Boise, Idaho. The September 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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PRELIMINARY DRAFT SEPTEMBER 2019 MOTIONS IN WRITING

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Council meeting at the time of the Council vote and often use expedited language and references without the benefit of any final editing or proofing. They may use short-hand language or abbreviations that may not be clear without the context of verbal comments and clarifications made during their development at the meeting, or may contain inadvertent transposition errors. They have not been approved by the Council to represent the final official record of Council action. The final official record will be posted on the Council website after the Council approves the full meeting record at a future Council meeting.

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September 2019 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

Monday, August 26th, 2019

The September 11-18, 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).

September 13-18, 2019 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

If you have additional questions regarding the September 11-18, 2019 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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