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March 8-14, 2018 Council Meeting

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet March 8-14, 2018 in Rohnert Park, California.

A DRAFT Preliminary Proposed Draft March 2018 Agenda 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.

A detailed finalized agenda will be posted to this page when it becomes available.

Meeting Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Phone: 707-584-5466

Additional meeting details 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.

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Agenda now available for the October 17 STT and SSC Salmon Subcommittee webinar

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Salmon Technical Team and Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Salmon Subcommittee to Hold Joint Meeting October 17 via Webinar http://www.pcouncil.org/?p=50297

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Salmon Technical Team and Methodology Evaluation Workgroup to Hold Joint Webinar November 2

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council’s) Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 2, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., or when business is completed for the day.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss items on the November 2017 Council meeting agenda.  Major topics include, but are not limited to: Salmon Methodology Review, the 2018 Preseason Salmon Management Schedule, and Final Recommendations on the Sacramento River Winter Chinook Control Rule.  If time allows, additional topics may be discussed, including but not limited to future Council agenda items.

Webinar Agenda

  • Proposed Agenda: Salmon Technical Team and Methodology Evaluation Workgroup November 2, 2017 Webinar

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 801-211-715
  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: 1-213-929-4232
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code: 705-203-131
  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 STT and MEW 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, extension 410.

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Salmon Technical Team and Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Salmon Subcommittee to Hold Joint Meeting October 17 via Webinar

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Salmon Subcommittee (Subcommittee) will hold a joint meeting via webinar on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, which is open to the public.  The webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue until business for the day is completed.

The purpose of the methodology review meeting is to discuss and review proposed changes to analytical methods used in salmon management.  Results and recommendations from this methodology review meeting will be presented at the November 14-20, 2017 Council meeting in Costa Mesa, California where the Council is scheduled to take final action on the proposals.  The following topic was adopted by the Council at their September 11-18, 2017 meeting in Boise, Idaho for consideration at the methodology review meeting:  Oregon Coastal Natural coho.

If time and interest allows, the STT and Subcommittee may also discuss additional topics, including but not limited to future Council agenda items.

Agenda

  • Proposed Agenda: SSC Salmon SubCommittee and Salmon Technical Team October 17, 2017 webinar

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 900-513-115
  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: 1-562-247-8321
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code: 396-645-679
  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 and Model Evaluation Workgroup to Hold Webinar August 24

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council’s) Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public, to discuss and make recommendations on issues on the Council’s September 2017 agenda.  The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 24, from 10 a.m. until business is completed for the day.

The STT and MEW will discuss items on the Pacific Council’s September 2017 meeting agenda.  Major topics include, but are not limited to, Salmon Methodology Review and the Sacramento River Winter Chinook Harvest Control Rule Update.  The STT and MEW may also address one or more of the Council’s scheduled Administrative Matters.

Webinar Agenda

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 287-587-251
  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: 1-213-929-4232
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code: 612-742-547
  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 STT and MEW 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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Ad hoc Sacramento River Winter Chinook Workgroup and Salmon Advisory Subpanel to Hold Joint Webinar Thursday, August 3

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad hoc Sacramento River Winter Chinook Workgroup (SRWCW) and Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) will hold a joint webinar on Thursday, August 3, 2017, which is open to the public.  The webinar will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until business for the day is completed.

The SRWCW was formed in November 2015 and tasked with exploring and evaluating alternative fishery management frameworks for Sacramento River winter Chinook.  The SRWCW first met in 2016 and identified three areas of focus: 1) develop methods for forecasting abundance, 2) develop a suite of alternative control rules and 3) evaluate the performance of these control rules with regard to conservation benefits and fishery costs using a Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) approach.  Since 2016 the group has addressed these tasks and provided progress reports to the Council as information was available.  At this webinar, the SRWCW will focus the discussion on the results of the MSE.  The SAS will attend to provide input and feedback to the SRWCW.  The SRWCW is tentatively scheduled to present preliminary MSE results to the Council in September 2017, and provide final results in November 2017.  The SRWCW may also discuss materials and reports for the Council’s September 2017 meeting, and any future meeting plans.

Webinar Agenda

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 955-668-125
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)

Please use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (786)-535-3211 (not a toll-free number); then enter the Attendee phone audio access code 955-668-125; then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). Participants are encouraged to use their telephone, as this is the best practice to avoid technical issues and excessive feedback.

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 SRWCW and SAS 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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Public Comment Deadline for the September 2017 Briefing Book

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

September 2017 Advance Briefing Book Public Comment Deadline

Public comment materials received BY 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Tuesday, August 15, 2017, will be mailed to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the September meeting. This is known as the “Advance Briefing Book Deadline.”

Supplemental Public Comment Deadline

Public comment materials received at the Council office after the August 15, 5:00 pm deadline, but BY 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), Tuesday, September 5, 2017 will be included in the supplemental materials distributed to the Council on the first day of the September meeting. This is known as the “Supplemental Public Comment Deadline.”

How to Submit Comments

See the Council’s Briefing Book Public Comment Deadlines webpage for complete details on how to submit comments.  If your comments contain a PowerPoint presentation or video, please review the Council’s Protocol for Submitting Electronic Slide Presentation and Video Materials at the Meeting.

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Salmon Technical Team to Hold Webinar June 28, 2017

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT)  will hold a webinar on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, which is open to the public.  The webinar will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until business for the day is completed, but is expected to end no later than 12 p.m.  The STT will develop a plan and timeline to review inquires to change the commercial salmon troll fishery boundary in two different areas.

In April 2017, the Council heard a request to move the commercial salmon troll fishery boundary at Horse Mountain (40° 05′ N. latitude) northward five miles (40° 10′ N. latitude.)  The STT was asked by the Council to investigate any technical issues that may arise from such a move.   Since that time, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has asked the Council to review its plan to adjust the commercial salmon troll fishery boundary between the north Oregon and central Oregon area.  It is anticipated the STT will develop a work plan and timeline needed to conduct the analysis and produce a report for Council review.  If time and interest allows, the team may also discuss additional topics, including but not limited to developing a Council Operating Procedure to help guide future requests for a boundary-change.

Agenda (Updated Link on the Agenda)

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 837-202-733
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)

AFTER logging in to the webinar, please select “Use Telephone” and then:

  • Dial this TOLL number +1 (872) 240-3212 (not a toll-free number)
  • Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 837-202-733
  • Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar).

Participants are required to use their telephone, as this is the best practice to avoid technical issues and excessive feedback.

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

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

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Reminder! Salmon Advisory Subpanel to Hold a Webinar on Friday, June 2, 2017

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Just a friendly reminder, our Salmon Advisory Subpanel will hold a webinar to consider topics on the June 2017 Council meeting agenda. The webinar is open to the public, and will be held Friday, June 2, 2017, starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, and continue until 12 p.m. or until business is concluded that day.

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Salmon Advisory Subpanel to Hold a Webinar on Friday, June 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) will hold a webinar to consider topics on the June 2017 Council meeting agenda.  The webinar is open to the public, and will be held Friday, June 2, 2017, starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, and continue until 12 p.m. or until business is concluded that day.

The SAS will discuss pertinent topics from the Council’s June 7-14, 2017 meeting agenda.  Under Agenda Item G.1, The International Pacific Halibut Commission will provide a review of the data request report on survey data in Area 2A organized by state boundaries.  Also under this agenda item, the SAS will discuss the scoping initiated in 2016 to determine whether greater changes to future Catch Sharing Plan allocations are warranted.  If time allows, the SAS may also discuss additional topics, including but not limited to Agenda Item F.8 – Coastwide non-whiting midwater trawl exempted fishing permit (EFP) and gear modification EFP progress report.

SAS June 2, 2017 Webinar Materials

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 592-795-987
  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 (735-238-312)
  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 503-820-2411 for technical assistance.

Public Listening Station

A public listening station will also be provided at the Council office.  If you wish to attend in person, please notify Ms. Robin Ehlke (Robin.Ehlke@noaa.gov; 503-820-2410) in advance.

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

Additional information

This webinar 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 business 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, ext. 410.

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