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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.

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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.

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March 6-12, 2019 Council Meeting Information

Friday, November 9th, 2018

March 6-12, 2019 Council Meeting Information

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet March 6-12, 2019 in Vancouver, Washington, USA at the following location:

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

Briefing Book

Download the Agenda and Meeting Notice

Public Comment E-Portal

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

Visit the March 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.  You will be limited to one comment per agenda item in advance of the initial advance briefing book public comment deadline which is Thursday, February 7th, 5:00 pm, Pacific Time.

You will then be allowed one more comment opportunity between 5:01 p.m., February 7 and the supplemental public comment deadline (5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019), which will allow you to review the advanced briefing materials scheduled to be posted to the Council website no later than Friday, February 15, 2019 (afternoon).

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

Written Comments After the Supplemental Public Comment Deadline (5 p.m. on February 26, Pacific Time):

  • Written comments after the supplemental comment period will only be accepted at the Council meeting and must be in support of oral testimony. In order to be available to the Council during an agenda item, comments must be brought to the Secretariat in an electronic format no later than 5 p.m. the day before the corresponding agenda item is scheduled on the Council’s agenda.
  • Comments received by 5 p.m. will be uploaded by staff to the Council’s E‐Portal shortly thereafter. Any comments received after that time will be uploaded the following day after 5 p.m.
  • The public should be aware that the Council and its advisory bodies may not have time to thoroughly review comments submitted at the meeting. The Council will not pay for comments transmitted to the meeting hotel. Comments submitted that are not in support of oral testimony will need to be resubmitted during an open comment period for a future Council meeting.
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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.

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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

 

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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.

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September 2018 Council Meeting

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies met September 5-12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington to address issues related to groundfish, salmon, coastal pelagic species, highly migratory species, and ecosystem-based management.

Meeting Documents and Meeting Recordings

Meeting Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
Phone: 206-246-8600

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PRELIMINARY DRAFT JUNE 2018 MOTIONS IN WRITING

Friday, June 8th, 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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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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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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