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April 2019 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met April 11-16, 2019 in Rohnert Park, California. The April 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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Pacific Mackerel 2019 Stock Assessment Review Panel to Convene in La Jolla, CA April 23-25, 2019

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel to review the 2019 Pacific mackerel stock assessment.  The meeting is open to the public, and will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2019 through Thursday, April 25, 2019.  The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, on April 23 and 8 a.m. on April 24-25, and continue until 5 p.m. each day or when business has been concluded that day.

The primary purpose of the meeting is to review the 2019 stock assessment for Pacific mackerel, which will be used to set annual harvest specifications and management measures for two fishing years (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, and July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021). The review panel will consist of three members of the Pacific Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Subcommittee on Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS), and one independent expert. Representatives of the Council’s CPS Management Team and the CPS Advisory Subpanel will also participate in the review as advisers.

Agenda

Location

The meeting will be held at the following location:

Pacific Conference Room
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
8901 La Jolla Shores Dr.
La Jolla, California 92037-1509
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. Dale Sweetnam at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 409.

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DRAFT Council-Adopted Salmon Management Measures for May 2019-April 30, 2020 Ocean Salmon Fisheries (Tables)

Monday, April 15th, 2019

The following DRAFT salmon management measures tables were adopted by the Council at their April 2019 meeting and will be published in Preseason Report III (tentatively scheduled for April 23). Please keep in mind the tables are DRAFT until implemented as Federal Regulations.

  • TABLE 1. Commercial troll management measures adopted by the Council for non-Indian ocean salmon fisheries, 2019. (DRAFT, 4/15/2019 5:03 PM)
  • TABLE 2. Recreational management measures adopted by the Council for non-Indian ocean salmon fisheries, 2019. (DRAFT: 4/15/19  5:05 pm)
  • TABLE 3. Treaty Indian ocean troll management measures adopted by the Council for ocean salmon fisheries, 2019. (DRAFT: 4/15/19 5:15 PM)
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PRELIMINARY DRAFT APRIL 2019 MOTIONS IN WRITING

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

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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Groundfish Stock Assessment Review Panels Scheduled for 2019

Monday, April 8th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene four Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panels this year to review new stock assessments for cabezon, big skate, longnose skate, sablefish, cowcod, and gopher/black-and-yellow rockfish (it is anticipated this will be a single assessment of gopher rockfish and black-and-yellow rockfish in combination).   These STAR Panel meetings are open to the public.

The STAR panel meetings will also be streamed online for those who want to follow the proceedings remotely.  See the “Webinar Option” information below for instructions.

Purpose of the STAR Panels

The purpose of the STAR Panels is to review draft 2019 stock assessment documents and any other pertinent information for new benchmark stock assessments for cabezon, big skate, longnose skate, sablefish, cowcod, and gopher/black-and-yellow rockfish; work with the Stock Assessment Teams to make necessary revisions; and produce STAR Panel reports for use by the Pacific Council family and other interested persons for developing management recommendations for fisheries in 2021 and beyond.  No management actions will be decided by the STAR Panels.  The STAR Panel participants’ role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the Pacific Council at its September meeting in Boise, Idaho.

STAR Panel Meeting Dates and Times

STAR Panel 1:  The cabezon STAR Panel (STAR Panel 1) will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 6, 2019 through Friday, May 10, 2019.  The meetings will end at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.

STAR Panel 2:  The big skate and longnose skate STAR Panel (STAR Panel 2) will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, June 3, 2019 through Friday, June 7, 2019. The meetings will end at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.

STAR Panel 3:  The sablefish STAR Panel (STAR Panel 3) will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 8, 2019 through Friday, July 12, 2019.   The meetings will end at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.

STAR Panel 4:  The cowcod and gopher/black-and-yellow rockfish STAR Panel (STAR Panel 4) will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 22, 2019 through Friday, July 26, 2019.   The meetings will end at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.

Meeting Locations

STAR Panel 1 will be held at the following location:

National Marine Fisheries Service
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Newport Research Station, Building 955
2032 SE OSU Drive
Newport, Oregon 97365
541-867-0500
Driving Directions

STAR Panel 2 will be held at the following location Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 5, and Friday, June 7:

National Marine Fisheries Service
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
The Auditorium
2725 Montlake Blvd. East
Seattle, Washington 98112-2097
206-860-3200
Driving Directions

On Thursday, June 6, STAR Panel 2 will be held at the following location:

Seattle Yacht Club
Fireside Lounge Room
1807 E Hamlin St.
Seattle, Washington 98112
206-325-1000
Driving Directions

STAR Panel 3 will be held at the following location:

National Marine Fisheries Service
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
The Auditorium
2725 Montlake Blvd. East
Seattle, Washington 98112-2097
206-860-3200
Driving Directions

STAR Panel 4 will be held at the following location:

National Marine Fisheries Service
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Meeting Room 188
110 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-420-3900
Driving Directions

Listen-Only Webinar Option

To attend STAR Panel 1:

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://nwfscfram.webex.com/nwfscfram
  2. Enter the Webinar Access Code: 628-714-189
  3. Please enter your name and email -address (required)

AFTER logging in to the webinar, please:

  • Dial the TOLL number 1-650-479-3208; you must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting

To attend STAR Panel 2:

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://nwfscfram.webex.com/nwfscfram
  2. Enter the Webinar Access Code: 626-965-054
  3. Please enter your name and email -address (required)

AFTER logging in to the webinar, please:

  • Dial the TOLL number 1-650-479-3208; you must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting

To attend STAR Panel 3:

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://nwfscfram.webex.com/nwfscfram
  2. Enter the Webinar Access Code: 623-016-027
  3. Please enter your name and email -address (required)

AFTER logging in to the webinar, please:

  • Dial the TOLL number 1-650-479-3208; you must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting

To attend STAR Panel 4:

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://nwfscfram.webex.com/nwfscfram
  2. Enter the Webinar Access Code: 991-779-038
  3. Enter the meeting password: vp6bswqr
  4. Please enter your name and email -address (required)

AFTER logging in to the webinar, please:

  • Dial the TOLL number 1-415-655-0002; you must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting

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

Additional Information

All visitors to the National Marine Fisheries Service science centers should bring photo identification to the meeting location. Visitors who are foreign nationals (defined as a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States) will require additional security clearance to access the NOAA facilities. Foreign national visitors should contact Ms. Stacey Miller at 541-867-0535 at least two weeks prior to the meeting date to initiate the security clearance process.

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 more information regarding these meetings, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2280, ext. 413; toll free 1-866-806-7204.

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Quick Link to April 2019 Briefing Book

Monday, April 8th, 2019

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April 2019 Council Meeting Internet Live Stream

Monday, April 8th, 2019

The April 2019 Council meeting will be live‐streamed on the internet during the following hours:

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019: beginning at approximately 9:00 AM Pacific Time, ending at approximately 6:00 PM PT or when business for the day is complete
  • Friday, April 12, 2019 through Tuesday, April 16, 2019: 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 April 9-16, 2019 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

  1. http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 634-645-459
  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 to listen to the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (562) 247-8422 (not a toll-free number); enter the phone attendee audio access code: 532-691-006; 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, 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 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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Agenda available for the April 30-May 1, 2019 Groundfish Endangered Species Workgroup meeting in Seattle, WA

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

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Supplemental April briefing book documents available; including proposed rule on management reference points for the central subpopulation of northern anchovy

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Several supplemental Briefing Book materials have been posted to our April 2019 Briefing Book webpage, including the public review draft of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposed rule  on management reference points for the central subpopulation of northern anchovy.  The Council is scheduled to consider the proposed rule at its April meeting, and may provide comments to NMFS.

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Ad Hoc Climate and Communities Core Team to Hold Webinar May 9, 2019

Friday, April 5th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Climate and Communities Core Team  (CCCT) will hold a meeting via webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of this meeting is for the Climate and Communities Core Team to receive an overview of climate change scenario planning processes, begin discussing the Team’s assignment, and review topics for a to-be-scheduled workshop.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/73822157
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 738-221-157
  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 1-224-501-3412 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 738-221-157
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

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 CCCT webinar, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.

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