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November 2019 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

Monday, October 28th, 2019

The November 14-20, 2019 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting “Fast Facts” are available. Fast Facts are answers to FAQs that can help you get oriented for the upcoming meeting.

November 14-20, 2019 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

If you have additional questions regarding the November 14-20, 2019 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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November 2019 Briefing Book available online

Friday, October 25th, 2019

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Agenda available for the October 29, 2019 Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup webinar

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

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Agenda available for the October 22, 2019 Salmon Methodology Review meeting to be held via webinar

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

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Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup to Hold Webinar October 29

Friday, October 4th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council)  Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) Workgroup (Workgroup) will meet via webinar, and this meeting will be open to the public.  The  webinar meeting will be held on Tuesday, October  29, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), or until business for the day has been completed.  This is a public meeting and not a public hearing.  Public comments will be taken at the discretion of the Workgroup co-chairs as time allows.

Agenda

Purpose of the Meeting

The purpose of the webinar will be to prepare for the Pacific Council’s upcoming November meeting in Costa Mesa, CA; review the Workgroup’s draft Risk Assessment; discuss data needs; and document development, work plans, and progress made on assigned tasks.  The Workgroup may also discuss and prepare for future Workgroup and Council meetings.  The Pacific Council’s Salmon Advisory Subpanel will be invited to attend in order to provide additional input and comments on the Workgroup’s draft Risk Assessment report as needed.

To Attend the Webinar (UPDATED 10/29)

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar
  2. Click “Join” at the top right corner of page
  3. Enter the Webinar ID: 599-792-483
  4. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  5. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (213) 929-4232 (not a toll-free number)
  6. Then enter the Attendee phone audio access code 975-713-348
  7. Then 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® 10, 8, 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

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 Methodology Review Meeting to be held via webinar Tuesday, October 22

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Salmon Technical Team and Scientific and Statistical Salmon Subcommittee will hold a joint methodology review meeting.  This meeting will be held via webinar and is open to the public.

The webinar will be held Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, and will end at 4 p.m. or when business for the day has been completed.

Agenda

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the methodology review meeting is to discuss and review proposed changes to analytical methods used in salmon management.  Three topics were approved for consideration of review at the September 2019 Pacific Council meeting:  (1) Conduct the technical analysis needed to inform a change of the salmon management boundary line from latitude 40° 05′ (Horse Mountain, California) five miles north to latitude 40° 10′, (2) Examine the data and models used to forecast impacts on Columbia River summer Chinook to determine whether a change in methodology is warranted, and (3) Provide documentation of the abundance forecast approach used for Willapa Bay natural coho.

Results and recommendations from this methodology review meeting will be presented at the November 2019 Pacific Council meeting where the Pacific Council is scheduled to take final action on the proposals.  A draft of the updated Fishery Regulation Assessment Model user manual provided by the Pacific Council’s Model Evaluation Workgroup may also be discussed.  If time and interest allows, additional topics may be discussed, including, but not limited to, future Pacific Council agenda items.

To attend the webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 439-088-851
  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 (714-668-149)
  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® 10, 8, 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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November 14-20, 2019 Council meeting information

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet November 14-20, 2019 at the following location:

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-540-7000

Listen to the live stream

Briefing book

Fast facts

Agenda and meeting notice

Briefing book public comment deadlines (E-
Portal)

Visit the November 2019 Council Meeting E-portal to submit your written comment. Select the agenda item you are interested in commenting on and either enter your comments in the text box, or upload a file containing your comments in .pdf format.

  • Public Comments received between 10/03/19 and 10/17/19, 5:00 pm Pacific Time will be posted with the Advanced Briefing Book.
  • Comments received after 10/17/19 will be posted Supplementally upon review.  The comment window closes on 11/4/19 at 5 pm.
  • You will only be allowed to submit one public comment for each period (Advanced, Supplemental, in person at the meeting).

If you have additional questions regarding the Pacific Fishery Management Council E-Portal for
Public Comment:

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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September 2019 Decision Summary Document Online

Friday, September 20th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met September 13-18, 2019 in Boise, Idaho. The September 2019 Council Meeting Decision Summary Document contains the highlights of significant decisions made at that meeting. Results of agenda items that do not reach a level of highlight significance are typically not described in the Decision Summary Document.

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PRELIMINARY DRAFT SEPTEMBER 2019 MOTIONS IN WRITING

Friday, September 13th, 2019

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.

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Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup to hold meeting October 8-9, 2019

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) Workgroup (Workgroup) will hold a two-day meeting that is open to the public.  The meeting will begin Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time and recess at 5:00 p.m.  It will continue at 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, and will end at 2 p.m. The meeting times are an estimate; the meetings will adjourn when business for the day is complete.

Purpose of the Meeting

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss data needs, document development, work plans, and progress made on assigned tasks.  The Pacific Council’s Salmon Advisory Subpanel will be invited to attend in order to provide additional input and comments on the Workgroup’s draft Risk Assessment report as needed.  The Workgroup may also discuss and prepare for future Workgroup and Pacific Council meetings.  This is a public meeting and not a public hearing.  Public comments will be taken at the discretion of the Workgroup co-chairs as time allows. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the Workgroup meeting agenda may come before the Workgroup for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting.

Supplemental Information

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) reinitiated Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation on the effect of Pacific Council-area ocean salmon fisheries on SRKW.  The Pacific Council formed the Workgroup to reassess the effects of Pacific Council-area ocean salmon fisheries on the Chinook salmon prey base of SRKW.  The Workgroup has held multiple meetings since their inception.  Materials presented during past Workgroup meetings may be found on the NMFS West Coast Regional website (https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/west-coast/southern-resident-killer-whales-and-fisheries-interaction-workgroup).  Agendas and meeting notices can be found on the Pacific Council’s website at https://www.pcouncil.org.

Meeting Location

This meeting will be held at the following location:

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Garden Room
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
Telephone: 503-281-2500
Driving Directions

Meeting Agenda

SRKW Agenda October 8-9 Meeting

Additional Information

The 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, please contact Ms. Robin Ehlke at (503) 820-2410; or toll-free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 410.

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