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Council Seeking Nominations for 2019-2021 Advisory Body Terms (nominations due no later than 5 pm, October 5, 2018)

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council is seeking qualified candidates to serve on advisory subpanels and committees regarding West Coast marine fishing and habitat issues for the 2019-2021 term. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received at the Council office no later than 5 p.m., Pacific Time, Friday, October 5, 2018.

Please visit the Council’s webpage “Nominations for 2019-2021 Advisory Body Terms” to download the necessary nomination forms and the full detailed announcement.

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September 2018 Council Decision Summary Document Online

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The Pacific Fishery Management Council met September 7-12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The September 2018 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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Quick Link to the September 2018 Briefing Book

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Quick Link to the September 2018 Briefing Book: https://www.pcouncil.org/resources/archives/briefing-books/september-2018-briefing-book/

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September 2018 Council Meeting Internet Live Stream

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

The September 2018 Council meeting will be live‐streamed on the internet during the following hours:

  • Friday, September 7, 2018: beginning at approximately 10:00 AM Pacific Time, ending at approximately 6:00 PM PT or when business for the day is complete
  • Saturday, September 7, 2018 through Wednesday, September 12, 2018: 8:00 AM Pacific Time, ending daily at approximately 6:00 PM PT or when business for the day is complete

Only the audio portion and presentations displayed on the screen at the Council meeting will be broadcast. The audio portion is listen‐only; you will be unable to speak to the Council via the broadcast.

For agenda item topics and meeting information, please see the September 5-12, 2018 Council meeting webpage.

Please Note: The GotoMeeting broadcast is not a substitute for attending the Council meeting in-person. We strive to make this service fully available, but due to unforeseen technical issues (internet/power outages, GoToMeeting service issues, etc), this service may not be available during portions of the Council meeting.

Instructions to join the meeting in “listen-only” mode

Join the meeting in “listen-only” mode by visiting this link:

  1. http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID – The PFMC meetings 2018 Webinar ID is: 530-089-227
  3. Please enter your email address (required)

This is a “listen only” broadcast, you may use your computer speakers or headset to listen.

If you do not have a headset or computer speakers, you may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number 1-562-247-8321 (not a toll-free number); enter the phone attendee audio access code: 240-052-611; then enter the Audio Pin: Shown after joining the webinar. The webinar is broadcast in “listen only” mode.

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, 8, 10, 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 for technical assistance.

MP3 Audio Files

Approximately five business days after the meeting has ended, you may visit the “Past Meetings” webpage where you will find links to the MP3 and WAV files.

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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 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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September 5-12, 2018 PFMC Meeting Fast Facts

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

The September 5-12, 2018 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 (transportation, internet code, hotel map).

If you have additional questions regarding the September 5-12, 2018 Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting:

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September 2018 Briefing Book Available Online

Monday, August 20th, 2018

The Briefing Book for the September 5-12, 2018  Council meeting has been posted to the Council’s website on the “September 2018 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:

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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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