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Groundfish Management Team to Hold Webinar October 30, 2018

Monday, September 24th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will convene a webinar meeting to discuss items on the Pacific Council’s November 2018 meeting agenda.  The webinar will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.  The webinar end time is an estimate, the meeting will adjourn when business for the day is completed.  This meeting is open to the public.

The primary purpose of the GMT webinar is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s November 2018 agenda items. The GMT’s task is to develop recommendations for consideration by the Pacific Council at its November 2018 meeting.  The GMT will focus discussions on items related to groundfish 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 GMT may also address other assignments relating to groundfish management. No management actions will be decided by the GMT.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link:  https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
    Enter the Webinar ID: 536-654-323
  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 (213) 929-4212
  4. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code  935-797-812
  5. Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

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

Technical Information and 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 (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 GMT 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 503-820-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Mr. Todd Phillips at 503-820-2426;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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September 2018 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met September 7-12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The September 2018 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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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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Adhoc Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee to Meet October 11-12, 2018

Friday, September 7th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a meeting of its adhoc Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee (SaMTAAC).  The meeting is open to the public.

At this meeting, the SaMTAAC will continue to develop alternatives that address obstacles to achieving the goals and objectives of the groundfish trawl catch share plan related to under attainment of non-sablefish shorebased trawl allocations and unharvested sablefish quota pounds south of 36° N. latitude.  The committee’s initial work on alternatives will be presented at the November 2018 Council meeting to solicit further Council guidance.

Meeting Date

The meeting will be held Thursday, October 11, and Friday, October 12, 2018, starting at 8 a.m. and will end when business for the day has been completed and no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday.

Meeting Location

The meeting will be held at the following location:

Hyatt Place Portland Airport
Meeting Place #3
9750 NE Cascade Station
Portland, Oregon  97220
Telephone: 1-503-288-2808

Driving Directions

Additional Information

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 further information about this meeting, please contact  Dr. Jim Seger at 503-820-2416; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Quick Link to the September 2018 Briefing Book

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Quick Link to the September 2018 Briefing Book: https://www.pcouncil.org/resources/archives/briefing-books/september-2018-briefing-book/

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September 2018 Council Meeting Internet Live Stream

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

The September 2018 Council meeting will be live‐streamed on the internet during the following hours:

  • Friday, September 7, 2018: beginning at approximately 10:00 AM Pacific Time, ending at approximately 6:00 PM PT or when business for the day is complete
  • Saturday, September 7, 2018 through Wednesday, September 12, 2018: 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 September 5-12, 2018 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

Join the meeting in “listen-only” mode by visiting this link:

  1. http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID – The PFMC meetings 2018 Webinar ID is: 530-089-227
  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 for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number 1-562-247-8321 (not a toll-free number); enter the phone attendee audio access code: 240-052-611; 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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Reminder notice: Groundfish Management Team Webinar to be held on August 23, 2018

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Groundfish Management Team Webinar to be held on August 23, 2018 https://www.pcouncil.org/?p=54906

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September 5-12, 2018 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

The September 5-12, 2018 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, internet code, hotel map).

If you have additional questions regarding the September 5-12, 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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September 2018 Briefing Book Available Online

Monday, August 20th, 2018

The Briefing Book for the September 5-12, 2018  Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “September 2018 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.

For further information:

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September 5-12, 2018 Council Meeting Information (Detailed Agenda and Meeting Notice)

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

https://www.pcouncil.org/2018/06/54678/september-5-12-2018-council-meeting/

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