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Materials for June 11 Legislative Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The Council’s Legislative Committee is holding a webinar on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in order to discuss legislation related to reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). The webinar is open to the public.

A proposed agenda, along with webinar materials, and a webinar user guide is now available for the Legislative Committee’s June 11, 2014 webinar. (more…)

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Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 Conference (May 7-9, 2013)

Monday, July 30th, 2012

The third Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries conference will be held May 7-9, 2013 in Washington, D.C., with a welcome reception on the evening of May 6. The conference is convened by the eight Regional Fishery Management Councils and hosted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

This conference follows up on the highly successful Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries conferences held in 2003 and 2005. Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 will focus on how concepts, policies, and practice of fishery sustainability can be advanced to a higher level. Sessions will be of interest to members of the public, fishery participants, environmental advocates, fishery scientists and managers, policymakers, legislators, and journalists.

The discussion will address Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization issues, as well as adjustments to current management that do not require legislation to implement. The conference will provide a forum for information exchange and an opportunity to hear a wide range of perspectives on the sustainability of fish stocks and ecosystem functions, and the fishing communities that depend on them.

See the Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 website for details.

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NOAA OLE Releases Final Enforcement Priorities 2012

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement has released their national and division enforcement priorities for fiscal year 2012. The document represents input from many interested people across the country: commercial and recreational fishermen, fishery management councils,
state enforcement partners, and nongovernmental organizations. Please visit the NOAA OLE Enforcement Priorities Document 2012 website to download the document.

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U.S. Coast Guard's Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee to Meet

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will meet in Seattle, Washington to discuss various issues relating to safety in the commercial fishing industry. This meeting will be open to the public.

The CFSAC will meet on November 14, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on November 15–16, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This meeting may close early if all business is finished.

Please read the October 20, 2011 Federal Register notice for meeting details. If you have further questions, please contact Mr. Jack Kemerer, Alternate Designated Federal Official of CFSAC, Commandant (CG–5433), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, at (202) 372–1249.

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U.S. Coast Guard’s Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee to Meet

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will meet in Seattle, Washington to discuss various issues relating to safety in the commercial fishing industry. This meeting will be open to the public.

The CFSAC will meet on November 14, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on November 15–16, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This meeting may close early if all business is finished.

Please read the October 20, 2011 Federal Register notice for meeting details. If you have further questions, please contact Mr. Jack Kemerer, Alternate Designated Federal Official of CFSAC, Commandant (CG–5433), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, at (202) 372–1249.

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West Coast Strategic Action Plan Listening Sessions

Monday, June 20th, 2011

On July 19, 2010, President Obama announced his commitment to implementing the first National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes. The National Ocean Council has been developing Strategic Action Plans to achieve nine national priority objectives that address some of the most pressing challenges facing these areas (see http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/oceans/objectives).

The National Ocean Council recently released draft Strategic Action Plan outlines for the nine priority objectives, and they are accepting comments on these content outlines during a 30-day public comment period. In addition, the National Ocean Council is organizing regional public listening sessions to provide opportunities for input early on the drafting process for the nine Strategic Action Plans. The draft outlines are available here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/oceans/sap.

Three West Coast regional listening sessions are scheduled. The date, time, and locations for the three West Coast listening sessions are as follows:

Please note, that for planning purposes, you are encouraged to register online in advance. Advance registration closes June 22 for Ocean Shores and June 24 for San Francisco and Portland. Day of registration will be available at all sites.

Please pre-register by visiting: http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/registration/west_coast_sap.cfm

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World Ocean’s Day

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

On June 8th, celebrate “World Ocean’s Day”. See the World Ocean’s Day website on how to get involved. This year’s theme is “Youth: The Next Wave for Change”.

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World Ocean's Day

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

On June 8th, celebrate “World Ocean’s Day”. See the World Ocean’s Day website on how to get involved. This year’s theme is “Youth: The Next Wave for Change”.

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Free Workshop on West Coast Electronic Fishery Information Systems (OSU)

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Oregon State University (along with fisheries partners) will hold a two-day workshop to provide an overview of the changes occurring on the West Coast with respect to RT and NRT fishery data collecting systems and examples of innovative approaches being developed in the U.S. and Canada. Interactive workshop sessions will provide opportunities for exploring many of the issues related to developing and implementing these systems including technology, privacy, transparency, costs, interoperability, contracting, and data uses.

The workshop will be held on May 3-4, 2011 at the Sheraton Portland Airport, Portland, OR.

This is open to all fishermen, fishery managers, scientists, and NGOs. All other interested parties are welcome to participate.

Please visit the OSU Marine Research website for more info. Or you may contact Ms. Nancy Steinberg, Project Coordinator, or Dr. Gil Sylvia, Oregon State University, Committee Chair, with questions.

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NOAA Climate Service Webinars

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

On February 8, 2010, the Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced their intent to establish a new NOAA Climate Service.

NOAA will be holding Climate Service Webinars September 24 and September 29 to discuss their strategic goals and vision plans.

For further information on how to view the webinars or to download the strategic plan document, please see the NOAA Climate Service website.

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