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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.

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).

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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Notice of Availability: Pacific Council News, Spring 2018

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Notice of Availability

The Spring 2018 issue of Pacific Council Newsletter is now available on the Council’s website. This newsletter reports mainly on decisions made at the March and April 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings.

You may view past issues of the Council’s newsletter by visiting the Council’s Newsletter Archives webpage.

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions regarding Pacific Council News, please direct them to: Ms. Jennifer Gilden, Information and Communications Specialist at (503) 820-2280 ext. 418 or toll free: 1-866-806-7204.

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Salmon Technical Team to Hold Webinar May 17, 2018

Friday, April 20th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council’s) Salmon Technical Team (STT)  will hold a planning session to discuss the development of salmon rebuilding plans.  This meeting will be held via webinar, which is open to the public.  The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Pacific Time), or when business is completed for the day.

Webinar Agenda

Purpose of the Webinar

The purpose of this planning session is to discuss the schedule and workload associated with the development of five salmon rebuilding plans in 2018.  The STT will discuss a tentative timeline and meeting schedule for completing the plans and contributions of entities outside the STT in the development of rebuilding plans.  This webinar is intended to address the logistics of developing the plans; detailed discussions of actual content will occur at future meetings.  A proposed agenda will be posted once available.  If time and interest allows, additional pertinent topics may be discussed, including, but not limited to, future Council agenda items.

Three 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 Pacific Council’s Review of 2017 Ocean Salmon Fisheries, released in February 2018.  Under the tenants of the Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP), a rebuilding plan is required for each of these stocks.  Among other requirements stipulated in Chapter 3 of the FMP, the STT is to propose a rebuilding plan for Council consideration within one year.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 457-307-347
  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 (421-973-026)
  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 chair of the STT.

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 Preseason Report III, Council Adopted Management Measures and EA Part 3 for 2018 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations available online

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Notice of Availability

The following document: Preseason Report III Council Adopted Management Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2018 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations; Regulation Identifier Number 0648-BH22, published April 2018, is available on the Council’s Preseason Report III (2018) webpage.

Preseason Report III contains the 2018 ocean salmon fishery management measures adopted by the Council at their April 2018 meeting for submission to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and characterizes their expected impacts on ocean salmon fisheries and the stocks which support them.

For further information regarding the salmon management documents, or the salmon management preseason process, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410 or toll free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 410.

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DRAFT Council-Adopted Salmon Management Measures for May 2018-April 30, 2019 Ocean Salmon Fisheries (Tables)

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

The following DRAFT salmon management measures tables were adopted by the Council at their April 2018 meeting and will be published in Preseason Report III (tentatively scheduled for April 20). Please keep in mind the tables are DRAFT until implemented as Federal Regulations.

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Salmon Preseason Report II, Including Public Hearing Schedule Available on Council’s Website

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Preseason Report II:  Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2018 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations

The document Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2018 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations; Regulation Identifier Number 0648-BH22 (Updated March 29, 2018) has been posted to the Council’s website. Please visit the 2018 Preseason Report II webpage to view and download the document.

Public Comment Opportunities on the Proposed Management Alternatives

The Council solicits public comments on the proposed management Alternatives in preparation for adopting final management recommendations at its April meeting. Oral and written comments on the proposed management Alternatives may be presented at the public hearings.   All public hearings begin at 7 p.m. on the dates and at the locations specified below:

Monday, March 26, 2018
Chateau Westport
Franklin Room
710 W Hancock
Westport, WA 98595
360-268-9101
Driving Directions

Monday, March 26, 2018
Red Lion Hotel
South Umpqua Room
1313 North Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-267-4141
Driving Directions

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Laurel Inn & Conference Center
801 West Laurel Dr.
Salinas, CA 93906
831-449-2474
Driving Directions

Additional comment will be accepted during the April 5-11, 2018 Council meeting. Written comments received at the Council office BY 5:00 pm, Friday, March 30, 2018 will be copied and distributed to all Council members.

For further information regarding the salmon management documents or the hearings, please contact: Ms. Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410 or toll free 1-866-806-7204.

 

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DRAFT Council-Adopted Salmon Management Measures (Tables) for Public Review – from March 2018 PFMC Meeting; and PUBLIC HEARING LOCATIONS

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The following DRAFT salmon management measure tables were adopted by the Council for public review at their March 2018 meeting.  Please keep in mind the tables are DRAFT until published in Preseason Report II.  (Preseason Report II is tentatively scheduled for publication on March 22).

Public hearings on the salmon management alternatives

March 26-27, 2018:  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 26, 2018
Chateau Westport
Franklin Room
710 W Hancock
Westport, WA 98595
360-268-9101
Driving Directions

Monday, March 26, 2018
Red Lion Hotel
South Umpqua Room
1313 North Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-267-4141
Driving Directions

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Laurel Inn & Conference Center
801 West Laurel Dr.
Salinas, CA 93906
831-449-2474
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 public hearings, 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 2018

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

https://www.pcouncil.org/2017/12/51357/salmon-hearings/

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