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Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Ecosystem and Highly Migratory Species Subcommittees to Hold Webinar January 7, 2019

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC) Ecosystem AND Highly Migratory Species Subcommittees will hold a meeting via webinar on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) or until business for the day has been completed.  The webinar meeting is open to the public.

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of the SSC Ecosystem and HMS Subcommittees’ meeting is to review analyses of drivers of albacore distribution and availability to fisheries in the California Current.  The review will focus on how these analyses may inform future reports to the Pacific Council, including reports from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/666423461  
  2. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  3. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number: 1-872-240-3412 (not a toll-free number)
  4. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 666-423-461
  5. Enter your audio phone PIN (shown after joining the webinar)

Technical Information

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 GoToMeeting Webinar Apps)

You may send an email to 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 Subcommittee 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 503-820-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2413; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to Hold Meeting in Portland, OR January 15-16

Friday, December 7th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold a meeting, which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  The meeting will start at 1:00 p.m. on January 15 and 8:30 a.m. on January 16 and will continue until 4:30 p.m. on both days.

The purpose of the meeting is for the EWG to discuss assignments from the Pacific Council due at the March Council meeting.  These include topic selection for a climate change scenario planning exercise and recommendations on changes to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan as part of the 5-year review.  The EWG will also meet with the Groundfish Management Team and Highly Migratory Species Management Team to discuss climate change scenario planning topics.

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Location

Hyatt Place Portland Airport/Cascade Station
Meeting Place 2
9750 NE Cascades Parkway
Portland, OR 97220
503-288-2808

Driving Directions

Additional information

Public comments during the meeting will be received from attendees at the discretion of the EWG 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 further information about the meeting, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to Hold Webinar Meeting December 18, 2018

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold a meeting via webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held December 18, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time) or when business for the day has been completed.

Webinar Agenda

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of this webinar is for the EWG to receive presentations on completed climate change scenario planning exercises and discuss application of these methods as part of the Pacific Council’s Climate and Communities Initiative.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 543-769-955
  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) 655-0060 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 360-408-262
  6. 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 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 EWG webinar, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.

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Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to Hold Webinar Meeting November 28, 2018

Friday, October 26th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold a meeting via webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held November 28, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) or when business for the day has been completed.

Webinar Agenda

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of this webinar is for the EWG to consult with members of the Council’s Salmon Technical Team on (1) how policies in the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan can address climate change impacts and (2) potential revisions to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan, especially in relation to the Climate and Communities Initiative.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 719-616-539
  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) 655-0060 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 518-051-230
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Technical Information

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

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Reminder: Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to Hold Webinar October 25, 2018

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to Hold Webinar October 25, 2018 https://www.pcouncil.org/?p=56000

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Agenda available for CSI October 23 webinar

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Agenda available for CSI October 23 webinar;

Ad Hoc Climate Scenarios Investigation Committee to Hold Webinar October 23

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Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to Hold Webinar October 25, 2018

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold a meeting via webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held October 25, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or when business for the day has been completed.

Webinar Materials

Purpose of the Webinar

The EWG will discuss the contents of its report to the Council in response to preliminary recommendations from the Council’s Ad Hoc Climate Scenarios Investigation Committee. The EWG will also plan tasks and work product in connection with the Fishery Ecosystem Plan five-year review and the Climate and Communities Initiative.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 632-761-819
  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) 655-0052 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 911-302-407
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Technical Information

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

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

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Ad Hoc Climate Scenarios Investigation Committee to Hold Webinar October 23

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Climate Scenarios Investigation Committee (CSI) will hold a meeting via webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).  The Pacific Council formed the CSI in September 2018 to guide the development of future climate scenarios that will be developed under the Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate and Communities Initiative. The CSI will report to the Pacific Council at its November 1-8, 2018 meeting on its work (see Agenda Item F.6.a, Supplemental Tri-State Report, September 2018).

Webinar Materials

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of this webinar is for the CSI to present a draft report of their findings, explain their proposed activities, and gain feedback from the Pacific Council’s Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup, other Pacific Council committees, and the public.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 723-578-011
  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 1-562-247-8422 (not a toll-free number)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 152-720-055
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Technical Information

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

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

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Video Guide to the September 2018 Western Road Map Implementation Plan, 2018-2022 Review Draft (Recorded Webinar)

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

The chair of the Council’s Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup, Ms. Yvonne de Reynier, has prepared a short (~8 min.) video guide recorded on August 23, 2018 that applies to the Western Road Map Implementation Plan, 2018-2022 Review Draft.

The Council is tentatively scheduled to review and provide direction on revisions to the Western Road Map Implementation Plan on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at its meeting in Seattle, Washington.

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl, staff officer at 503-820-2280 ext. 422; toll free 1-866-806-7204. If you need assistance downloading the video, please contact Sandra at 503-820-2419 or by email Sandra.Krause@noaa.gov.

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Public Comment Deadlines for the September 2018 Briefing Book

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

September 2018 briefing book public comment deadlines

  • Public comment materials received BY 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Thursday, August 9, 2018, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the meeting.
  • Public comment materials received at the Council office after the Thursday, August 9, 5:00 pm deadline, but BY 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Monday, August 27, 2018 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the meeting (this is known as the supplemental public comment deadline).
  • 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 Monday, August 27, 2018 5 PM” Deadline

  • Comments received AFTER the August 27, 5 pm date specified above will not be photocopied and distributed by the Council staff.
  • For late comments after the August 27, 5 pm date specified above, individuals need to hand deliver their comments to the Council Secretariat (Cascade 1/2 Room) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, 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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