The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will hold a work session for the Ad Hoc Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Workgroup and Ad Hoc Trawl Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Advisory Committee (GEM Committees), which is open to the public. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss and develop potential alternatives for electronic monitoring (EM) for vessels participating in the West Coast groundfish trawl catch share program for consideration by the Pacific Council and to develop other recommendations as needed to further the Pacific Council process for considering EM. The GEM Committees were established by the Pacific Council at the June 2013 meeting in Garden Grove, California. No management actions will be decided at this meeting. The meeting will include review of the 2013 Trawl Catch Share Program EM Workshop Report and other reports to guide discussions. A meeting report will be prepared by Pacific Council staff for consideration by the Pacific Council at its September 2013 meeting in Boise, Idaho.
The meeting will be held August 20 and 21, 2013, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. or when business for each day has been completed.
The meeting will be held in Portland, Oregon at the following location:
Holiday Inn Portland Airport
Salon A Room
8439 NE Columbia Blvd.
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.