Council Meetings blog

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.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

April 9-16, 2019 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

Friday, April 5th, 2019

The April 9-16, 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).

April 9-16, 2019 Council Meeting Fast Facts

If you have additional questions regarding the April 9-16, 2019 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

April 2019 Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

April 9-16, 2019 Council Meeting Information

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies met April 9-16, 2019 in Rohnert Park, California, to address issues related to groundfish, salmon, coastal pelagic species, Pacific halibut, and administrative matters.

Meeting Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Phone: 707-584-5466

Meeting Documents and Recordings

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

PRELIMINARY DRAFT MARCH 2019 MOTIONS IN WRITING

Friday, March 8th, 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.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

March 2019 E-Portal for Public Comments is now open

Friday, January 25th, 2019

The Public Comment E-Portal for the March Advanced Briefing Book is now open.  Visit the E-portal to submit your written comment. The deadline for the Advanced Briefing Book is February 7th, by 5pm.  All comments submitted by the deadline will be reviewed and posted to the E-Portal page on February 15, 2019.

Visit our Current Council Meeting page for more details.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING PACIFIC COUNCIL MEETINGS DURING THE PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Monday, January 14th, 2019

IS THE COUNCIL IMPACTED BY THE SHUTDOWN?  The Council staff is at work and conducting business as usual. However, most of our Federal partners at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS, West Coast Region and the Northwest and Southwest Fisheries Science Centers), the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are on furlough during the shutdown.

WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS?  Since many NMFS scientists and fishery management specialists are key contributors to the Council’s analyses, Management Teams and Committees, the Council is rescheduling or modifying the agendas for several meetings where NMFS representatives were expected to provide pivotal presentations, reports, and/or analyses.  We will be evaluating each meeting on a case by case basis, but at this time we expect the January 14-18 Groundfish Management Team, the January 15-16 Ecosystem Workgroup, and the January 22-25 Salmon Technical Team meetings to occur as scheduled, with or without a resolution to the shutdown.  We have, however, canceled the January 16-18 HMSMT meeting and the January 22-24 Scientific and Statistical Committee Methodology Review meeting.

WHAT ABOUT THE COUNCIL’S MARCH AND APRIL 2019 MEETINGS?  The Council’s March meeting in Vancouver, Washington at the Hilton Hotel and April meeting in Rohnert Park, California at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma will occur as scheduled, including all advisory body meetings. If the partial government shutdown remains in place, the Council will conduct as much business as possible given the Federal furlough.  We will provide updates if there is a need to modify either the March or April agendas by the first of week of February, should the shutdown last that long, or earlier as appropriate.

UPCOMING PLAN TEAM AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS: 

Groundfish Management Team: The Council’s GMT will meet as scheduled January 14-18 at the Council Office in Portland.

Ecosystem Workgroup: The Council’s ad hoc EWG will meet as scheduled January 15-16 at -the Hyatt Place Portland Airport.

Salmon Technical Team: The Council’s STT will meet as scheduled January 22-25 at the Council Office in Portland.

Highly Migratory Species Management Team: The Council’s HMSMT January 16-18 meeting in Portland has been cancelled.

Scientific and Statistical Committee: The Council’s SSC January -24 Methodology Review Meeting in Seattle has been cancelled.

At this point, no changes have been made to other Council advisory body meetings. Further information and updates on all Council meetings can be found on the Pacific Council website.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

March 2019 Council Meeting

Friday, November 9th, 2018

March 6-12, 2019 Council Meeting Information

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies met March 6-12, 2019 in Vancouver, Washington, USA to address issues related to groundfish, salmon, coastal pelagic species, highly migratory species, Pacific halibut, and ecosystem-based management.

Meeting Location

Hilton Vancouver Washington
301 W. Sixth Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 USA
Phone: 360-993-4500

Meeting Documents and Recordings

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Council Seeking Nominations for 2019-2021 Advisory Body Terms (nominations have been EXTENDED, and are now due no later than 5 pm, October 23, 2018)

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council is seeking qualified candidates to serve on advisory subpanels and committees regarding West Coast marine fishing and habitat issues for the 2019-2021 term. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m., Pacific Time, Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Please visit the Council’s webpage “Nominations for 2019-2021 Advisory Body Terms” to download the necessary nomination forms and the full detailed announcement.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

November 2018 Council Meeting

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

November 1-8, 2018 Council Meeting

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies met November 1-8, 2018 in San Diego.

Meeting Documents and Recordings

Meeting Location

San Diego Marriott Del Mar
11966 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858-523-1700

 

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

PRELIMINARY DRAFT SEPTEMBER 2018 MOTIONS IN WRITING

Friday, September 7th, 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.

SHARE THIS:
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail