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Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.


Notice of public meeting (webinar).


The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting of its Habitat Committee (HC) to discuss items on the Pacific Council's March 2019 meeting agenda. The meeting is open to the public.


The webinar meeting will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The scheduled ending time for the HC webinar is an estimate, the meeting will adjourn when business for the day has been completed.


This meeting will be held via webinar. A public listening station is available at the Pacific Council office (address below). To attend the webinar: (1) Join the GoToWebinar by visiting this link​ (Click “Join a Webinar” in top right corner of page), (2) Enter the Webinar ID: 504-836-765 and (3) enter your name and email address (required). After logging into the webinar, you must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting. Dial this TOLL number: 669-224-3412, enter the attendee phone audio access code 504-836-765, and enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). System Requirements: For PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP; for Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer; for mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, AndroidTM phone or Android tablet (see the​webinar/​ipad-iphone-android-webinar-apps). You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt or contact him at 503-820-2411 for technical assistance.

Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

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Jennifer Gilden, Staff Officer; telephone: (503) 820-2418.

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The primary purpose of the HC webinar is to prepare for the Pacific Council's March 2019 agenda items. The HC's task is to develop recommendations for consideration by the Pacific Council at its March 2019 meeting. The HC will discuss items related to salmon rebuilding plans, essential fish habitat for groundfish, and marine spatial planning. A detailed agenda for the webinar will be available on the Pacific Council's website prior to the meeting. No management actions will be decided by the HC.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the HC's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

The public listening station 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 10 days prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: February 5, 2019.

Tracey L. Thompson,

Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. 2019-01607 Filed 2-7-19; 8:45 am]