The Council Newsletter, which summarizes the latest Council agenda items is now available online. Documents, handouts, and motions are still available through links on that meeting’s Agenda.
Call-In Options The Council will be hosting three Committee meetings during the February Council meeting which will be available either by teleconference or webex. The meetings will be held at the Renaissance Hotel on Madison in Seattle. Observer Advisory Committee February 3 – 8am – 5pm – South Room AGENDA To call into the OAC… Read More →
The Council has moved to an entirely new document management system which allows a new, easier way for the public to view items related to a Council meeting. All the items associated with a Council meeting, either before or after, are available to the public at npfmc.legistar.com. The items are searchable and downloadable, and there’s even… Read More →
The Council reviewed a draft vision statement developed by the Ecosystem Committee which is now available for public comment and review through the regular meeting comment process. The draft vision statement is intended to synthesize the Council’s policy on ecosystem-based management, and to work in concert with existing comprehensive management objectives such as included in… Read More →
Charter Halibut Management Measures for 2014 Since 2012 the North Pacific Council, NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Department of Fish (and Game (ADF&G) and International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) have cooperated on a joint process to use stakeholder input and agency expertise to develop recommendations for management measures to keep charter halibut harvests within their allocations in… Read More →
The Council received several reports related to salmon bycatch management measures in the Bering Sea pollock fishery. A report provided by the SeaShare food donation program describes the operation of the program and the voluntary donations of salmon and halibut PSC from the BSAI and GOA fisheries. The Council reviewed a staff discussion paper on the… Read More →
GOA Chinook Cap Rollover The Council took final action on to refine the preferred alternative for management of Chinook salmon PSC in the GOA non-pollock trawl fisheries. In June 2013, the Council considered (but did not advance) an option to allow unused Chinook salmon PSC apportioned to the Central GOA Rockfish Program CV sector to… Read More →
The Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) is widely recognized as a critical foundation to the North Pacific fisheries management success. The SSC advises the Council on numerous management decisions, including stock assessment and modeling techniques, data collection, ABC recommendations, achievement of rebuilding targets, social and economic impacts of management decisions, protected species interactions, and… Read More →