Meetings and Events blog

March 2019 Briefing Book available online

Friday, February 15th, 2019

The Briefing Book for the March 6-12, 2019  Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “March 2019 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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Review of 2018 Ocean Salmon Fisheries available online

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

The Council’s annual review of ocean salmon fisheries is available online. This stock assessment and fishery evaluation (SAFE) document is the first in a series of four annual documents developed each year to help guide the Council’s selection of annual fishery management measures. This postseason review covers 2018 ocean salmon fisheries off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. The review provides a summary of important biological and socioeconomic data from which to assess the impacts of past management actions, determine how well management objectives are being met, and improve regulations for the future. This postseason report will also provide a detailed description of the salmon fishery portions of the affected environment to be incorporated by reference into an Environmental Assessment (EA) to comply with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements for the 2019 ocean salmon management measures.  The Council will formally review this report at its March meeting prior to the development of management alternatives for the approaching fishing season

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Reminder of supplemental public comment deadline: 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Written public comments must be submitted to our Public Comment Electronic Portal (E-Portal).

The supplemental public comment deadline is 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Please visit the March 2019 Council Meeting E-portal to submit your Supplemental 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. 

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

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Request for nominations: two At-Large positions on the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC)

Friday, February 8th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is seeking qualified candidates to consider for two At-Large positions on its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC).  The successful candidates will serve out the remainder of the 2019-2021 Council advisory body term.

The Council relies on its SSC for independent, objective advice and analysis about verifiable scientific evidence and theoretical methodologies regarding west coast fishery management approaches and practices.  The successful candidate should have knowledge of west coast fisheries and strong scientific expertise in statistics, biology, ecosystem dynamics, economics, fisheries management, population dynamics, fishery-related social science, or other related fields. At this time the Council is particularly interested in candidates experienced in oceanography and/or climate science.

To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m., Pacific Time, Friday, March 15, 2019.

The Council is committed to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving nominations from a broad spectrum of people. Eligibility or selection for these positions will not be based on race, color, national origin, handicap, age, religion, or sexual orientation.

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Habitat Committee to Hold Webinar Meeting February 26, 2019

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council’s) Habitat Committee (HC) will hold a webinar that is open to the public.   The HC webinar will be on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Time, or when business for the day is complete.  The primary purpose of the HC webinar is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s March 2019 agenda items.  The HC’s task is to develop recommendations for consideration by the Pacific Council at its March 2019 meeting.  The HC will discuss items related to salmon rebuilding plans, essential fish habitat for groundfish, and marine spatial planning. A detailed agenda for the webinar will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting.  No management actions will be decided by the HC.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 504-836-765
  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: 669-224-3412 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code: 504-836-765
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Technical Information and User Requirements

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 or contact him at 503-820-2280, extension 411 for technical assistance.

Public Listening Station

There will also be a public listening station available 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 chair of the HC.

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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Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel to Meet Via Webinar, March 1

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) and Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) will hold a joint meeting via webinar that is open to the public. The webinar will be held Friday, March 1, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., or until business has been completed.

Purpose of the Webinar

The primary purpose of this webinar is to develop recommendations for consideration by the Pacific Council at its March 2019 meeting.  The focus of the webinar will be the review of documents and technical analyses in support of the Pacific Council’s proposed March 2019 agenda item, “Comments on Court Ordered Rulemaking on Harvest Specifications for the Central Subpopulation of Northern Anchovy.” The CPSMT and the CPSAS may also address assignments relating to coastal pelagic species management and ecosystem and administrative matters on the Pacific Council’s March 2019 agenda.  A detailed agenda for the webinar will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting.  No management actions will be decided by the CPSMT or the CPSAS.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 463-062-003
  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) 930-5321 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Then enter the Attendee phone audio access code 221-470-652
  6. Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, 8, 10, 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

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the CPS chairs.

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 503-280-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding this meeting, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; or toll free 1-866-806-7204.

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CANCELLED: Methodology Review Meeting to be held February 12-14, 2019 in Santa Cruz, CA

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

The February 12-14, 2019 Methodology Review meeting (and associated webinar) that was to be held in Santa Cruz, CA has been CANCELLED. We will announce any arrangements to reschedule this meeting at a later date yet to be determined.

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March 6-12, 2019 Council Meeting Information (including E-Portal public comment information)

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

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Groundfish Endangered Species Workgroup Meeting to be Postponed

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Groundfish Endangered Species Workgroup Meeting to be Postponed

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Groundfish Endangered Species Workgroup meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, February 20, 2019 has been postponed until further notice.

This meeting will be rescheduled and updates will be posted on the Council’s website as soon as they become available.

Should you have additional questions regarding this change, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll-free 1-866-806-7204 Ext. 422.

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Highly Migratory Species Management Team to Hold Webinar February 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held on Friday, February  22, 2019  from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, or when business for the day is completed.

Purpose of the Webinar

The primary purpose of this HMSMT webinar is to prepare for the March 2019 Council meeting.  The HMS topics on the Council’s March agenda are: 1) National Marine Fisheries Report, 2) International Management Recommendations, and 3) Drift Gillnet Fishery Performance Metrics Review.  The HMSMT may also discuss other items related to HMS management and administrative Pacific Council agenda items.  A detailed agenda for the webinar will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting.  The HMSMT may also address other assignments relating to HMS management.  No management actions will be decided by the HMSMT.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 544-381-883
  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 (562) 247-8321 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Then enter the Attendee phone audio access code 835-605-745
  6. Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, 8, 10, 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

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the HMSMT 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 503-280-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the HMSMT webinar, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.

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