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Pacific Fishery Management Council now accepting public comment on draft Salmon Rebuilding Plans for two Chinook stocks

Monday, January 7th, 2019

At the November 2018 Council meeting in San Diego, California, the Council reviewed draft versions of five salmon rebuilding plans currently in development.  The Council approved the draft salmon rebuilding plans for Sacramento River fall Chinook and Klamath River fall Chinook for public review, along with some suggested revisions.

Updated drafts of these two Chinook rebuilding plans are now available for public comment. Public comment should be concentrated on the sections of the document that focus on the salmon rebuilding plan, which are mainly sections 1-5, and any appendices noted in those sections.  Sections that indicate ‘data pending’ will be developed at a later date by NMFS, and made available for public comment through the notice-and comment rulemaking process.

Download the Draft Chinook Rebuilding Plans available for public review

How to comment

The public is invited to provide public comment to PFMC through the e-portal (see link below).  Comments will be accepted through February 7, 2019, 5:00 PM Pacific Time, which coincides with the advanced Briefing Book deadline for the March 2019 Council meeting.

Please provide your comments no later than February 7, 2019, 5:00 pm Pacific Time, by visiting:

Additional information

Three natural coho stocks (Queets coho, Strait of Juan de Fuca coho, and Snohomish coho) and two Chinook stocks (Sacramento River fall Chinook and Klamath River fall Chinook) were found to meet the criteria for being classified as overfished in June 2018.  Under the tenets of the Salmon Fishery Management Plan, the Salmon Technical Team is required to develop a salmon rebuilding plan for each of these stocks, and propose them to the Council within one year.

At the November 2018 Council meeting in San Diego, California, the Council reviewed draft versions of five salmon rebuilding plans currently in development.  The Council approved the draft salmon rebuilding plans for Sacramento River fall Chinook and Klamath River fall Chinook for public review.  The draft salmon rebuilding plans for the three coho stocks, provided in November 2018, will continue to be developed in cooperation with the co-managers, with an expectation that draft plans will be revised in time for publication in the advanced briefing book for the 2019 March Council meeting.

At the March 2019 Council meeting, the Council will review the draft versions of all five salmon plans.  The Council may consider approving the three draft coho salmon rebuilding plans for public review, and may also consider adopting the two draft Chinook rebuilding plans as final.

If you have additional questions about the draft rebuilding plans, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

 

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Salmon Technical Team to Hold Work Sessions for 2019

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold two work sessions.

January 22-25, 2019:  The STT will meet at the Council office in a public work session to draft “Review of 2018 Ocean Salmon Fisheries, Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Document for the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan” and to consider any other estimation or methodology issues pertinent to the 2019 ocean salmon fisheries.

February 19-22, 2019:  The STT will meet at the Council office in a public work session to draft “Preseason Report I-Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2019 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations” and to consider any other estimation or methodology issues pertinent to the 2019 ocean salmon fisheries.

The two work sessions will be held at the following location:

Pacific Fishery Management Council
Large Conference Room
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
503-820-2280
Driving Directions

Agenda:

STT January 22-25, 2019 Proposed Agenda (version 1/15/19)

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 business days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the work sessions, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Public Hearings on Salmon Management Alternatives to be Held for 2019

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

March 25-26, 2019:  Public hearings will be held to receive comments on the proposed ocean salmon fishery management alternatives adopted by the Council.  All public hearings begin at 7 p.m. on the dates and at the locations specified below:

Monday, March 25, 2019
Chateau Westport
Beach Room
710 W Hancock
Westport, WA 98595
360-268-9101
Driving Directions

Monday, March 25, 2019
Red Lion Hotel
South Umpqua Room
1313 North Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-267-4141
Driving Directions

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hampton Inn
Grand Ballroom
1160 Airport Park Blvd.
Ukiah, CA 95482
707-462-6555
Driving Directions

These meetings are 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 business days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the hearings, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Draft salmon rebuilding plans on two Chinook stocks will be available in early January 2019 for public comment

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

At the November 2018 Council meeting, draft salmon rebuilding plans for Sacramento and Klamath River Fall Chinook were approved for public review, along with the Council’s suggested revisions to these two plans.  The Salmon Technical Team will continue to develop these plans, and incorporate the suggested revisions.  Updated drafts will be posted on the Council website for public comment in early January.

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March 5-12, 2019 Council Meeting Information

Friday, November 9th, 2018

March 5-12, 2019 Council Meeting Information

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet March 5-12, 2019 in Vancouver, Washington, USA.

DRAFT Preliminary Proposed March 2019 Agenda (dated 11/08/18) is available. Please note, all agenda items, ancillary meetings, and discussion topics are Subject to Change at any time. Days may be adjusted or added depending on Council Workload, facilities availability, or other
unforeseen circumstances.

Additional meeting materials, public comment deadlines, and a detailed finalized agenda will be published to this webpage once they are available. If you are not already on our e-mail list, please sign up for our listserver to be notified of such updates.

Meeting Location

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

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Reminder: Salmon Technical Team to Hold Webinars September 26-27, 2018

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Salmon Technical Team to Hold Webinars September 26-27, 2018

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CANCELLED: Salmon Technical Team and Scientific and Statistical Salmon Subcommittee to Hold Joint Webinar October 10

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Salmon Subcommittee (SSC) joint meeting via webinar scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2018, has been cancelled

At the September 2018 Council meeting, the Council received reports stating that none of the three review topics identified would be ready for review in 2018.  In addition, the STT/SSC discussion on the technical review of the draft salmon rebuilding plans will occur at the November Council meeting, in order to provide more time to develop the technical aspects contained in the draft salmon rebuilding plans.

 

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team and Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Salmon Subcommittee will hold a joint meeting via webinar on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, which is open to the public.  The webinar will begin at 9 a.m., Pacific Time, and will continue until business for the day is completed.

Major topics of discussion will include any salmon methodology review items identified by the Council at the September 2018 meeting, and a technical review of the draft salmon rebuilding plans.  If time and interest allows, the teams may also discuss additional topics, including but not limited to future Council agenda items, and additional technical aspects of the salmon rebuilding plans.

The purpose of the methodology review is to discuss and review proposed changes to analytical methods used in salmon management.  Topics for discussion will be adopted by the Council at their September 6-12, 2018 meeting in Seattle, Washington.  Any results and recommendations from the methodology review, or the review of the Salmon Rebuilding Plans will presented at the November 1-8, 2018 Council meeting in San Diego, California where the Council is scheduled to discuss both topics.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 692-671-795
  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
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code: 780-138-628
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Public Listening Station

There will also be a public listening station available at the Council office.

Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
503-820-2280
Driving Directions

Technical Information and User Requirements

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.

Additional information

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the committee 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 Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Salmon Technical Team to Hold Webinars September 26-27, 2018

Friday, August 24th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold a series of public meetings via webinar, beginning Wednesday, September 26, 2018 through Thursday, September 27, 2018 (Pacific Daylight Time).

Webinar Agenda

Webinar Dates and Times

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Stock: Klamath River fall Chinook

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Stock: Sacramento River fall Chinook

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Stock: Strait of Juan de Fuca natural coho

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Stock: Queets River natural coho

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Stock: Snohomish River natural coho

Purpose of the Webinars

Three natural coho stocks (Queets coho, Strait of Juan de Fuca coho, and Snohomish coho) and two Chinook stocks (Sacramento River fall Chinook and Klamath River fall Chinook) were found to meet the criteria for being classified as overfished in the PFMC Review of 2017 Ocean Salmon Fisheries.  Under the tenets of the Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP), the STT is required to develop a salmon rebuilding plan for each of these stocks and propose them to the Council within one year.

The STT , tribal, state, Federal, and other management entities are working together to develop the salmon rebuilding plans.  These meetings are the third of a series of meetings and will focus on the development of potential recommendations to be included in each rebuilding plan.  Additional topics for discussion may include, but are not limited to, outstanding data needs, data analysis, and economic aspects to be included in each plan.  One meeting will occur for each of the five stocks; additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.  These meetings are open to the public.  All meetings will have the same webinar ID and access code.

To Attend the Webinars

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 334-312-835
  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 (1-631-992-3221)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code (729-002-541)
  6. 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

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

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 503-280-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the meetings, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Agenda available for August 22, 2018 Salmon Technical Team, Salmon Advisory Subpanel, and Model Evaluation Workgroup webinar

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Salmon Technical Team, Salmon Advisory Subpanel, and Model Evaluation Workgroup to Meet via Webinar August 22, 2018

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An agenda is now available for the August 14-16, 2018 webinar series regarding salmon rebuilding plans

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

An agenda is now available for the August 14-16, 2018 webinar series regarding salmon rebuilding plans. See our website for more details; https://www.pcouncil.org/?p=54880

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