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

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT), Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS), and Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) will hold a joint meeting to discuss and make recommendations on issues on the Council’s September 2018 meeting agenda.  This meeting will be held via webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018,  at 2 p.m. (Pacific Time) and will end when business is completed for the day.

Webinar Agenda

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and make recommendations on issues that are on the agenda at the Council’s September 2018 meeting. Major topics include, but are not limited to, Salmon Methodology Review, Salmon Rebuilding Plan update, and preliminary Pacific halibut management for 2019. The groups may also address one or more of the Council’s scheduled Administrative Matters and Ecosystem topics.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 493-298-571
  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 (1-415-930-5321)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code (706-308-295)
  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 503-820-2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

Public comments during the webinar will be accepted from attendees at the discretion of the STT, SAS, and MEW chairs.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

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Salmon Technical Team to Hold Webinars August 14-16, 2018

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold a series of public meetings via webinar, beginning Tuesday, August 14, 2018 through Thursday, August 16, 2018 (Pacific Daylight Time).

Agenda

Webinar Dates and Times

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stock: Klamath River fall Chinook

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Stock: Sacramento River fall Chinook

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stock: Strait of Juan de Fuca natural coho

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Stock: Queets River natural coho

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 9 a.m. – 12 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 will meet with tribal, state, and other management entities who are working together to develop the salmon rebuilding plans.  These meetings will focus on progress made since the June 2018 meetings, and on additional analysis needed for plan development.  Topics for discussion may include, but are not limited to, outstanding data needs, data analysis, and potential alternatives to rebuild the stocks.  One meeting will occur for each of the five stocks; additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.

To Attend the Webinars

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 726-810-643
  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 (1-213-929-4212)
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code (716-619-777)
  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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Salmon Technical Team to Meet June 20-21 and June 26-28, 2018

Friday, May 25th, 2018

The Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold a series of meetings to initiate the development of salmon rebuilding plans for Klamath River fall Chinook, Sacramento River fall Chinook, Strait of Juan de Fuca natural coho, Queets River natural coho, and Snohomish River natural coho.  All meetings will be held from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. on the dates and at the locations specified below.  All meetings are open to the public.

Purpose of the Meeting

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 will meet with tribal, state, and other management entities who will work with the STT to provide data and expertise on pertinent topics to be included in each rebuilding plan, consistent with the FMP.  Discussions may include, but are not limited to, work flow, document structure, and timeline.  One meeting will occur for each of the five stocks; additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Locations

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Klamath River fall Chinook 

Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Sacramento River fall Chinook

Red Lion Hotel
Siskiyou Room
1830 Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA 96002
530-221-8700
Driving Directions

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – Strait of Juan de Fuca natural coho

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, West Coast Region Office
Room 261
510 Desmond Drive SE
Lacey, WA 98503
360-753-9530

Please check-in at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s reception desk for security clearance

Driving Directions

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – Queets River natural coho 

Thursday, June 28, 2018 – Snohomish River natural coho

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Large Conference Room
6730 Martin Way East
Olympia, WA 98516
360-438-1180
Driving Directions

Additional information

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

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