August 29, 2012 to August 30, 2012
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will hold a trawl catch share program gear workshop, which is open to the public. The primary purpose of the workshop is to review the gear restrictions (including area of use) that apply under the recently implemented Trawl Fishery Rationalization program and discuss the need for such restrictions in the context of that program. The workshop will include scoping of various gear restriction alternatives that were recommended by the Trawl Rationalization Regulatory Evaluation Committee at the November 2011 meeting of the Pacific Council. A workshop report will be prepared by Pacific Council staff for Pacific Council consideration at its November 2012 meeting in Costa Mesa, California.
The workshop will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 1 p.m. until business for the day is completed. The workshop will reconvene Thursday, August 30, 2012 from no earlier than 8:00 a.m. until the earlier of 4:00 p.m. or business for each day has been completed.
The meeting will be held in Portland, Oregon at the following location:
Sheraton Portland Airport
Mount Saint Helens Room
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
The 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 503-820-2280, at least five days prior to the meeting date.
For more information regarding the Workshop, please contact Mr. LB Boydstun at 916-844-4358.