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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.



Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Cautionary Note — These preliminary motions do not represent the final official administrative record. The motions and amendments contained in this blog are as projected on the screen at the Council meeting at the time of the Council vote and often use expedited language and references without the benefit of any final editing or proofing. They may use short-hand language or abbreviations that may not be clear without the context of verbal comments and clarifications made during their development at the meeting, or may contain inadvertent transposition errors. They have not been approved by the Council to represent the final official record of Council action. The final official record will be posted on the Council website after the Council approves the full meeting record at a future Council meeting.


Quick link to the November 2017 Briefing Book

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Quick link to the November 2017 Briefing Book:

November 2017 Briefing Book


November 2017 Council Meeting Fast Facts

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The November 14-20, 2017 Council Meeting “Fast Facts” are available. Fast Facts are answers to FAQs that can help you get oriented for the upcoming meeting (transportation, internet code, hotel map).

If you have additional questions regarding the November 14-20, 2017 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:


November 2017 Briefing Book Available Online

Friday, October 27th, 2017

The Briefing Book for the November 14-20, 2017 Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “November 2017 Briefing Book” webpage. The Briefing Book contains the meeting agenda, “situation summaries” (brief summaries that provide background for each agenda item), reports and materials for each agenda item, and written public comment. Advisory body and committee agendas and memos are also available.

For further information:


Notice of Availability: Pacific Council News, Fall 2017

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Notice of Availability

The Fall 2017 issue of Pacific Council News is now available on the Council’s website. This newsletter reports mainly on decisions made at the September 2017 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting.

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.


Meeting notice and agenda available for the November 14-20, 2017 Council meeting

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Meeting notice and agenda available for the November 14-20, 2017 Council meeting


NMFS publishes proposed “List of Fisheries for 2018”; requests comments by November 13, 2017

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) publishes its proposed List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2018, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The proposed LOF for 2018 reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals. NMFS must classify each commercial fishery on the LOF into one of three categories under the MMPA based upon the level of mortality and serious injury of marine mammals that occurs incidental to each fishery. The classification of a fishery on the LOF determines whether participants in that fishery are subject to certain provisions of the MMPA, such as registration, observer coverage, and take reduction plan requirements.

Please see the Federal Register notice dated October 12, 2017 to view the proposed rule, and for instructions on how to comment. Comments on the proposed rule must be received by November 13, 2017.


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


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:
  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
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.