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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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Agenda and meeting notice available for the June 7-13, 2018 Council Meeting

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Agenda and meeting notice available for the June 7-13, 2018 Council Meeting:

https://www.pcouncil.org/2018/04/53708/june-7-13-2018-council-meeting/

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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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Highly Migratory Species Management Team to meet April 25-27 in Long Beach, CA (agenda now available)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council’s) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a meeting, which is open to the public, Wednesday, April 25, to Friday, April 27, 2018, and will start at 8:30 a.m. and continue until business is concluded on each day.

The purpose of the HMSMT meeting is to prepare an analysis of the range of alternatives for authorizing a fishery using deep-set buoy gear adopted by the Pacific Council in September 2017 and March 2018.  The HMSMT will provide an update on the analysis at the Pacific Council’s June 2018 meeting.  The HMSMT may also discuss updates to the HMS Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation document and HMS-related matters scheduled on future Council agendas including reporting relative to bycatch performance metrics for the large mesh drift gillnet (DGN) fishery, exempted fishing permit applications, observer coverage in the DGN fishery, and citizenship requirements for the general HMS permit.

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Location

Room 3400, Third Floor
Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building
501 W. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Driving Directions

Additional information

Public comments during the meeting will be received from attendees at the discretion of the HMSMT chair.

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 503-820-2411, at least ten days prior to the meeting date.  For meeting location information, please contact Mr. Lyle Enriquez at 562-980-4025.

For further information about the meeting, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Updated — National Marine Fisheries Service Listening Sessions: Pacific Bluefin Tuna Management Strategy Evaluation

Monday, March 26th, 2018

This meeting information updated 04/03/2018

On April 18, 2018 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is holding a listening session to provide information and receive stakeholder input regarding management strategy evaluation (MSE) activities being conducted by International Scientific Committee on Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean (ISC). This MSE listening session will provide a general introduction to the MSE  process, an overview of the ISC-sponsored North Pacific albacore MSE, and review the agenda for the upcoming ISC-sponsored Pacific bluefin tuna MSE workshop. For the information, including the agenda and registration, on the ISC-sponsored Pacific bluefin tuna MSE workshop, please visit the following website:
http://isc.fra.go.jp/reports/isc_mse_workshop_2018.html.

The meeting will be accessible by webinar—instructions and background materials will be emailed to meeting participants that RSVP. Please notify Celia Barroso at Celia.Barroso@noaa.gov or 562-432-1850 by April 11, 2018, if you plan to attend and whether you will be attending in person or remotely.

The meeting will be held at the following locations (concurrently):

Pacific Conference Room, Room 300
National Marine Fisheries Service
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, California 92037

Room 3400
Long Beach Federal Building
501 W Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, California 90802

For further information:

This information posted as a courtesy to NMFS WCR.

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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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PRELIMINARY MARCH 2018 DRAFT MOTIONS IN WRITING

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Cautionary Note — These preliminary motions do not represent the final official administrative record. The motions and amendments contained in this blog are as projected on the screen at the 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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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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Agenda, meeting notice, and briefing book materials available for the March 8-14, 2018 Council Meeting

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Agenda and meeting notice available for the March 8-14, 2018 Council Meeting

March 8-14, 2018 Council Meeting

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