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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's (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public.


The webinar will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2020, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, or when business for the day has been completed.


A public listening station is available at the Pacific Council office (address below). To attend the webinar (1) join the meeting by using this link:​join, (2) enter the Meeting ID provided in the meeting announcement (see and click JOIN, (3) you will be prompted to either download the RingCentral meetings application or join the meeting without a download via your web browser, and (4) enter your name and click JOIN. NOTE: We require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate. (1) You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing the TOLL number provided on your screen followed by the meeting ID and participant ID, also provided on the screen. (2) Once connected, you will be in the meeting, seeing other participants and a shared screen, if applicable. Technical Information and System Requirements: PC-based attendees are required to use Windows® 10, 8; Mac®-based attendees are required to use Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer; Mobile attendees are required to use iPhone®, iPad®, Start Printed Page 7288AndroidTM phone or Android tablet (See the RingCentral mobile apps in your app store). You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt ( or contact him at (503) 820-2280, extension 412 for technical assistance.

Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

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Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820-2422.

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The purpose of this webinar is for the EWG to discuss revisions to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan, Chapters 3 through 6, as part of the five-year review. An electronic version of the Fishery Ecosystem Plan is available on the Pacific Council website, The EWG will present an annotated outline of proposed revisions to these chapters at the Pacific Council's March 2020 meeting in Rohnert Park, California. The EWG may also discuss the 2020 California Current Ecosystem Status Report and any report from the January Climate and Communities Initiative workshop, if those reports are available for review before February 25, 2020. This webinar is also an opportunity for other Pacific Council advisory bodies to receive information so that they may prepare their reports on ecosystem topics for the March Pacific Council meeting.

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 document and any issues arising after publication of this document 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 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 (; (503) 820-2412) at least 10 days prior to the meeting date.

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Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

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Dated: February 4, 2020.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. 2020-02431 Filed 2-6-20; 8:45 am]