PFMC: Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and CPS Advisory Subpanel Webinar
Aug
29
1:00 PM13:00

PFMC: Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and CPS Advisory Subpanel Webinar

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel to Hold Webinar August 29, 2019.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) and Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) will hold a joint meeting via webinar that is open to the public.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Pacific Time) and will end when business is completed for the day.

Please see the CPSMT and CPSAS August 29, 2019 webinar notice on the Council’s website for participation details.A public listening station will be provided at the Council office in Portland, Oregon.

For further information: Please contact Pacific Fishery Management Council staff officer Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Santa Cruz Harbor Commission Meeting
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Santa Cruz Harbor Commission Meeting

Regular monthly Commission meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Items for the agenda need to be submitted to the Port Director by the Tuesday prior to the meeting date of each month. The public is welcome to attend Commission meetings.

There is a time set aside at each Commission meeting for “oral communication” in which any public member can address the Commission and staff on any harbor-related topic.

Public meetings are held at the Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365A Lake Avenue, Santa Cruz.

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Groundfish Management Team Webinar
Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Groundfish Management Team Webinar

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will convene a webinar meeting to discuss harvest specifications and other items related to the team’s in-person meeting scheduled for October 7-11, 2019.  The webinar will be held Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.  The webinar end time is an estimate, the meeting will adjourn when business for the day is completed.  This meeting is open to the public.

Purpose of the Webinar

The primary purpose of the GMT webinar is to discuss the development of the 2021-2022 harvest specifications and management measures including rebuilding analyses.  The GMT may also address other groundfish and administrative agenda items scheduled for its in-person October meeting.  A detailed agenda will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting.  No management actions will be decided by the GMT.

To Attend the Webinar

  1. Join the webinar by visiting this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar; then click “Join a Webinar” in top right corner of page

  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 811-527-651

  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 820-357-513

  6. 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 and 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

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the GMT chair.

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 Mr. Todd Phillips at 503-820-2426;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) Fisheries Science Workshop
Oct
1
to Oct 3

Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) Fisheries Science Workshop

Marine fisheries management is a delicate balance of providing jobs, providing fishing opportunities, and providing for the long-term availability of both.

Management of such a delicately balanced system could easily lead to the exclusion of the very people who depend on it for their livelihoods. Fortunately, federal fisheries management in the US considers the needs of fishermen and others with a stake in marine fisheries by requiring their participation in regulatory decisions. Key to effective participation, however, is a comprehensive understanding of the science and policy which underlies the management system. The Marine Resources Education Program (MREP) aims to provide fishermen with the comprehensive understanding which empowers them to effectively participate in marine fisheries management. 

Created by fishermen, for fishermen.

The Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) was founded by local New England fishermen in 2001 to provide members of their community with the tools and information to actively and effectively participate in fisheries science and management. Over the next 15 years the program slowly expanded into other regions as other fishermen have expressed a need for that information.

MREP West is a workshop series designed for west coast fishermen interested in building their understanding and involvement in fisheries science and management decisions.

It was developed to equip fishermen with the tools to confidently engage with the tough issues facing their region today. It specifically runs through the fisheries science and management processes, demystifies the acronyms and vocabulary, and exposes fishermen to the ‘how’ of the whole fisheries management process. Additionally, the program provides a neutral setting in which fishermen can meet the people behind agency jobs, ask personally relevant questions, and share important feedback from the fishing community.

The program is offered as a series of two, three-day workshops.

These workshops build upon each other: a three-day Fishery Science Workshop followed by a three-day Fishery Management Workshop. Presenters are drawn from NMFS Regional Offices and Science Centers, the Fishery Management Councils, research institutions, and the fishing community. Workshops are designed and held as a collaborative effort, with industry moderators keeping the discussion relevant to the fishing community.

Participants leave the workshops prepared to engage confidently in fishery management and to critically evaluate the science affecting their fishery.

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3rd Local Seafood Summit
Oct
6
to Oct 7

3rd Local Seafood Summit

To Register: https://secure.touchnet.com/C22921_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=163&SINGLESTORE=true

About the Summit

The 3rd Local Seafood Summit celebrates the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of small-scale and community-based seafood businesses committed to strengthening our local, regional, and national food systems.  It is an opportunity to showcase progress within the Local Catch Network, expand the community, and gain practical skills and knowledge that can help seafood businesses thrive.

The goals of the summit are to: (1) facilitate knowledge sharing, mentor relationships, and networking within our community and with new partners; (2) identify and develop innovative strategies for protecting, operationalizing, and promoting the core values; (3) increase LocalCatch.org’s capacity to directly support small-scale fishermen and values-based seafood businesses.  

Catalyzed by local innovation and global collaboration, seafood enterprises seeking to create safe, fair, sustainable supply chains that support marine conservation and coastal resilience continue to emerge.  However, these businesses also continue to face financial and organizational challenges that limit their ability to sustain a triple bottom line and potential long-term success. Recognizing these challenges, the summit is framed around the need to transparently incorporate values into a rapidly changing seafood system, thus adding value to small-scale fisheries.

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Nov
13
to Nov 14

National Electronic Monitoring Workshop

The 3rd National Electronic Monitoring Workshop Series will engage and educate new participants and foster an environment for collaboration across different fisheries, fishermen and other stakeholders regarding the opportunities and challenges associated with electronic monitoring.

NOAA Fisheries announces two workshops focused on the use and implementation of electronic monitoring (EM) for U.S. fisheries. The first workshop will be held on the east coast with the support of the New England Fishery Management Council on November 13 – 14, 2019 at the Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, New Hampshire.

A second workshop will be held in early 2020 in Seattle, Washington with the support of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Workshop registration will be free and will open soon. We look forward to seeing many of our longtime partners and fishermen, and engaging with new stakeholders who may bring new perspectives at these workshops.

For additional information regarding the workshop agenda, registration (coming soon) and contact information for organizers, please click here.

Website: https://eminformation.com/3096/save-the-date-for-the-3rd-national-electronic-monitoring-workshop-series

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Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) Fisheries Management Workshop
Jan
14
to Jan 16

Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) Fisheries Management Workshop

Marine fisheries management is a delicate balance of providing jobs, providing fishing opportunities, and providing for the long-term availability of both.

Management of such a delicately balanced system could easily lead to the exclusion of the very people who depend on it for their livelihoods. Fortunately, federal fisheries management in the US considers the needs of fishermen and others with a stake in marine fisheries by requiring their participation in regulatory decisions. Key to effective participation, however, is a comprehensive understanding of the science and policy which underlies the management system. The Marine Resources Education Program (MREP) aims to provide fishermen with the comprehensive understanding which empowers them to effectively participate in marine fisheries management. 

Created by fishermen, for fishermen.

The Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) was founded by local New England fishermen in 2001 to provide members of their community with the tools and information to actively and effectively participate in fisheries science and management. Over the next 15 years the program slowly expanded into other regions as other fishermen have expressed a need for that information.

MREP West is a workshop series designed for west coast fishermen interested in building their understanding and involvement in fisheries science and management decisions.

It was developed to equip fishermen with the tools to confidently engage with the tough issues facing their region today. It specifically runs through the fisheries science and management processes, demystifies the acronyms and vocabulary, and exposes fishermen to the ‘how’ of the whole fisheries management process. Additionally, the program provides a neutral setting in which fishermen can meet the people behind agency jobs, ask personally relevant questions, and share important feedback from the fishing community.

The program is offered as a series of two, three-day workshops.

These workshops build upon each other: a three-day Fishery Science Workshop followed by a three-day Fishery Management Workshop. Presenters are drawn from NMFS Regional Offices and Science Centers, the Fishery Management Councils, research institutions, and the fishing community. Workshops are designed and held as a collaborative effort, with industry moderators keeping the discussion relevant to the fishing community.

Participants leave the workshops prepared to engage confidently in fishery management and to critically evaluate the science affecting their fishery.

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Webinar: New Technologies to Revolutionize Sustainable Fishing
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: New Technologies to Revolutionize Sustainable Fishing

To enroll visit the webpage: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Mv5oVZg1RzW5Y4lVoTfCEw

New technologies to revolutionize sustainable fishing in the digital age: EDF’s Smart Boat Initiative

DescriptionPresented by: Katie Westfall and Rod Fujita of EDF

Pioneering technologies and new platforms can turn fishing vessels into "smart boats" and redefine fishing and how we manage fisheries – leading to greater efficiency, profitability, and sustainability. This webinar will explore EDF’s vision for revolutionizing sustainable fishing in the digital age, share experiences from testing technologies on the water, and provide a glimpse into the Smart Boat Initiative’s next steps. The webinar will also offer a deeper dive into some of the resources and tools available to fisheries practitioners as part of the Smart Boat Initiative. EDF is excited to share updates and information on this exciting new initiative, and we look forward to hearing from participants about how they are using technology to solve sustainability challenges in their own fisheries.

Co-sponsors: OCTO (OpenChannels, The Skimmer, MPA News) and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe)

Time Aug 22, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)



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Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project: Salmon Release Public Meeting
Aug
21
4:00 PM16:00

Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project: Salmon Release Public Meeting

The Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project is hosting a public meeting to discuss Chinook Salmon release plans for Monterey Harbor. This work is being proposed as part of the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife salmon fisheries enhancement program.

This is an opportunity for all members of the public to learn about the process, ask questions, and share opinions or concerns.

Check the MBSTP website to learn more about their efforts: https://mbstp.org

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Aug
20
9:00 AM09:00

Commercial Salmon Stamp Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Yolo Wildlife Area Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CDFW Fisheries Branch Field Office 980 Riverside Parkway, West Sacramento

DRAFT AGENDA

  • Introductions and review of agenda

  • Update on Releases from 2019

    o Pillar Pt, Santa Cruz, and Ft. Baker

  • Committee Membership

  • Status of funds and review of budget

  • Review Proposals for 2020

  • Additional topics (pending CDFW staff availability)

o Winter run hatchery program and constraints on ocean harvest
o EBMUD’s barge project
o Reimbursable contracting to raise and release additional salmon
o What is CDFW’s plan to minimize impact of Klamath dam removal on local

ocean and in-river fishing industry.• Adjourn

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Request for Public Input on Ocean Protection Council Priorities
Aug
14
1:00 PM13:00

Request for Public Input on Ocean Protection Council Priorities

  • Natural Resources Agency Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For more information visit: http://www.opc.ca.gov/2019/07/ocean-protection-council-meeting-august-14-2019-sacramento/

Request for Public Input on Ocean Protection Council’s PrioritiesOn August 14 from 1-4pm, the Ocean Protection Council will hold one of its quarterly public meetings in Sacramento. The focus of this meeting will be to solicit input from Council members and the public on issues that OPC should prioritize over the next five years, informing the development of OPC’s strategic plan.

Public comments at the meeting are encouraged and should describe the top one or two priorities and why OPC should prioritize those issues above others. Written public comments are also welcome and can be submitted via email to COPCpublic@resources.ca.gov.

The meeting agenda can be found here. Questions about the meeting can be directed to Jenn Eckerle, OPC’s Deputy Director, at jenn.eckerle@resources.ca.gov. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Santa Cruz Harbor Commission Meeting
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Santa Cruz Harbor Commission Meeting

Regular monthly Commission meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Items for the agenda need to be submitted to the Port Director by the Tuesday prior to the meeting date of each month. The public is welcome to attend Commission meetings. There is a time set aside at each Commission meeting for “oral communication” in which any public member can address the Commission and staff on any harbor-related topic. Public meetings are held at the Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365A Lake Avenue, Santa Cruz.

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MBNMS Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

MBNMS Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

The MBNMS Advisory Council Meeting Minutes are posted after they have been formally approved by the Advisory Council at the following meeting. If you have any questions on these postings, or would like other information on the Advisory Council, please contact Nichole Rodriguez.

For more information visits the SAC site: https://montereybay.noaa.gov/sac/sacma.html

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Santa Cruz Harbor Commission Monthly Meeting
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

Santa Cruz Harbor Commission Monthly Meeting

  • 365A Lake Avenue Santa Cruz, CA, 95062 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Regular monthly Commission meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Items for the agenda need to be submitted to the Port Director by the Tuesday prior to the meeting date of each month. The public is welcome to attend Commission meetings. There is a time set aside at each Commission meeting for “oral communication” in which any public member can address the Commission and staff on any harbor-related topic. Public meetings are held at the Harbor Public Meeting Room, 365A Lake Avenue, Santa Cruz.

For more information please visit the website: https://www.santacruzharbor.org/meeting-information/

Source:: https://www.santacruzharbor.org/meeting-information/

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Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project  Chinook Salmon Release
May
21
8:30 AM08:30

Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project Chinook Salmon Release

 Release Time TBD

On the afternoon of May 21, 2019, MBSTP will operate a chinook salmon release from Santa Cruz Harbor. Chinook salmon smolts are obtained from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)-operated Mokelumne Hatchery and will be transported to the Santa Cruz Harbor for immediate release into the ocean environment. This is done as part of a CDFW effort to mitigate losses of chinook salmon sustained during outmigration from river systems throughout central California. This program directly and measurably supports commercial and sport fisheries of the Monterey Bay area.

 

To learn more about the MBSTP chinook salmon release program, click here.

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Wharf II Lease Discussion (Closed Session)
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Wharf II Lease Discussion (Closed Session)

The agenda item regarding Wharf II Leasing has been rescheduled for the Tuesday, May 7th City Council Meeting. The item is expected to be heard during the evening Closed Session, which begins at 7PM. A copy of the agenda will be provided once it's published, by the end of next week. There will be an opportunity for public comment before Council goes into closed session.

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