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November 1-8, 2018 Council Meeting Information

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

November 1-8, 2018 Council Meeting

The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies will meet November 1-8, 2018 in San Diego, California, at the following location:

San Diego Marriott Del Mar
11966 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858-523-1700

Agenda and Meeting Notice

The detailed agenda and meeting notice that includes logistic information will be posted to this webpage as it becomes available. If you would like a notification when the finalized agenda and meeting notice are posted and are not already on our electronic mailing list, please sign up for the PFMC List-Serv today.

In the interim, you may download the DRAFT Proposed November 1-8, 2018 Council Meeting Quick Reference Agenda (draft version 09/25/2018; 1:40 pm). Please note, agenda items are subject to change at any time and are not reliable for planning attendance or participation. Days may be adjusted or added depending on Council workload, facilities availability, or other unforeseen circumstances.

November 2018 advance briefing book public comment deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018; 5:00 PM

Public comment materials received BY 5:00 pm (Pacific
Time), Friday, October 5, 2018, will be available to the to Council members and appropriate advisory bodies prior to the meeting.

November 2018 supplemental briefing book public comment deadline: Tuesday, October 23, 2018; 5:00 PM

Public comment materials received at the Council office after the Friday, October 5, 5:00 pm deadline, but by 5:00 (Pacific Time), Tuesday, October 23, 2018, will be included as supplemental materials available to the Council and advisory bodies on the first day of the meeting.

Public Comment Guidelines “After the October 23, 2018 5:00 PM” deadline

  • Comments received AFTER the 5 pm October 23, date
    specified above will not be photocopied and distributed by the Council staff.
  • For late comments after the 5 pm October 23, date specified above, individuals need to hand deliver their comments to the Council Secretariat (Grand A Room) at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar hotel, no later than 5 p.m. the day before the corresponding agenda item is scheduled on the Council’s agenda. These written submissions should include the submitter’s name, the Council agenda item number, and the Council meeting date.
  • Comments will be accepted in electronic form and hard
    copy.

The public should be aware that the Council does not have time
to thoroughly review extensive written comments submitted at
the meeting. The Council’s advisory bodies may not have a
chance to review such comment. The Council will not pay for
comments transmitted to the meeting hotel. Comments
submitted that are not in support of oral testimony will be
included in the briefing materials for the next Council meeting.

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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WordPress Updated 08/03/2018

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Major release of 4.9.8

TinyMCE
Events Calendar
Contact Form 7

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Updates February 2, 2018

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

The following updates were made on February 2, 2018:

Contact Form 7 (Version 4.9.2 to Version 5.0)

Event List (Version 0.7.12 to Version 0.8.0)

Google Analytics (Version 6.27 to Version 6.28)

User Role Editor (Version 4.3.9 to Version 4.4.0)

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The Events Calendar updated

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

The Events Calendar updated version 4.6.7 to version 4.6.8

We don’t use this events calendar on our production site, it’s just a test version.

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test post – event editor widget

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

test post event editor widget

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WordPress Upgraded from 4.7.4 to 4.7.5 on May 19, 2017

Friday, May 19th, 2017

WordPress Upgraded from 4.7.4 to 4.7.5 on May 19, 2017

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The Scientific and Statistical Committee to Meet Via Webinar

Friday, October 16th, 2015

November 9, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online webinar. The online SSC webinar is open to the public.

The purpose of the SSC webinar is to review a revised west coast limited entry trawl individual fishing quota (IFQ) projection model developed by the Pacific Council’s Groundfish Management Team (GMT). The specific objectives of the SSC webinar are to review revisions to the GMT’s west coast limited entry trawl IFQ projection model to ensure the changes recommended by the SSC’s Groundfish and Economics Subcommittees in June were implemented and the model behaves as expected. During the webinar, the SSC will consider endorsing the GMT’s IFQ model to inform management decisions. No management actions will be decided in this webinar.

Date and Time of Webinar

The SSC webinar will commence at noon PST, Monday, November 9, 2015 and continue until 2 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
    http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 148-230-579
  3. Please enter your name and email -address (required)

AFTER logging in to the webinar, please:

  • Dial this TOLL number (914) 614-3221  (not a toll-free number)
  • Enter the Attendee phone audio access code  117-723-807 ;
  • 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.  (See the PFMC GoToMeeting Audio Diagram for best practices).

Technical Information and 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 425 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 503-280-2425 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2413; toll-free 1-866-806-7204; ext. 413.

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Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions Webpage Updated!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Our Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions webpage has been updated. The Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions webpage has information on:

  • Final Council Action Taken, NMFS Approval and Implementation Pending
  • Final Council Action Taken, NMFS Approval and Implementation on Hold
  • Council Deliberations In Progress
  • Longer Term Planning
  • Issues for Future Scoping
  • Other Issues Affecting the Trawl Fishery
  • Completed Trailing Actions
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PRELIMINARY DRAFT SEPTEMBER 2015 COUNCIL MEETING MOTIONS IN WRITING

Friday, September 11th, 2015

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.

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Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Groundfish Subcommittee Meeting Scheduled

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

September 28, 2015 through October 2, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Groundfish Subcommittee will hold a work session to review stock assessments for black rockfish off Oregon, new harvest specification projections for arrowtooth flounder, an updated rebuilding analysis for yelloweye rockfish, and a new proposed methodology for determining big skate harvest specifications. This meeting is open to the public.

The SSC’s Groundfish Subcommittee will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, September 28, 2015. The meeting will continue on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 beginning at 8:30 a.m. through Thursday, October 1, 2015. The meeting may continue on Friday, October 2 at 8:30 a.m. if needed to complete the subcommittee’s business. The meeting will end at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.

Purpose of the Meeting

The purpose of the SSC’s Groundfish Subcommittee meeting is to review draft 2015 stock assessment documents and any other pertinent information for new full stock assessment of black rockfish off Oregon, work with the Stock Assessment Teams to make necessary revisions, and produce a report for use by the Pacific Council family and other interested persons for developing management recommendations for fisheries in 2017 and beyond. Additionally, the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee will review an updated yelloweye rockfish rebuilding analysis, review new overfishing limit (OFL) projections for arrowtooth flounder, and review new methodology for determining a big skate OFL. No management actions will be decided by the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee. The subcommittee’s role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the SSC and the Pacific Council at its November meeting in Garden Grove, California.

Meeting Location

The SSC Groundfish Subcommittee will meet in Seattle, Washington at the following location:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Western Regional Center’s Sand Point Facility
Building 4, Traynor Room 2076 (September 28-October 1)
Building 4, Observer Training Room 1055 (October 2, if needed)
7600 Sand Point Way N.E.,
Seattle, WA 98115‑6349
Telephone: 206-526-4000
Driving Directions

All visitors to the National Marine Fisheries Service Western Regional Center’s Sand Point facility should bring one of the following forms of identification:

  • Enhanced Driver’s License from the states of Washington, Minnesota, and New York
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Passport Card
  • U.S. Department of Defense CAC
  • U.S. Federal agency HSPD-12 compliant ID cards
  • U.S. Veterans ID
  • U.S. Military Dependent’s ID Card
  • U.S. Trusted Traveler Card – Global Entry, SENTRI, or NEXUS
  • U.S. Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • State-issued Real ID Compliant Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards.

Visitors who are foreign nationals (defined as a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States) will require additional security clearance to access the Western Regional Center’s Sand Point facility. Foreign national visitors should contact Dr. Martin Dorn at 206-526-6548 at least two weeks prior to the meeting date to initiate the security clearance process.

For Further 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 503-820-2425 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the work session, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2280, ext. 413; toll free 1-866-806-7204.

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