Three Stock Assessment Review Panels Scheduled – Updated

This blog was updated on April 17, 2017

Three Groundfish Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panels have been scheduled this year.  The first STAR Panel will review new benchmark assessments for lingcod and Pacific ocean perch.  The second STAR Panel will review new benchmark assessments for yelloweye rockfish and yellowtail rockfish.  The third STAR Panel will review new benchmark assessments for blue/deacon rockfish and California scorpionfish.  These STAR Panel meetings are open to the public.

Purpose of the STAR Panels

The purpose of the STAR Panels is to review draft 2017 stock assessment documents and any other pertinent information for these benchmark stock assessments; work with the Stock Assessment Teams to make necessary revisions; and produce STAR Panel reports for use by the Pacific Council family and other interested persons for developing management recommendations for 2019 and beyond fisheries.  No management actions will be decided by the STAR Panel.  The STAR Panels’ role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the Pacific Council at its September meeting in Boise, Idaho.

STAR Panel Meeting Dates and Times

STAR Panel 1:  The lingcod and Pacific ocean perch STAR Panel (STAR Panel 1) will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, June 26, 2017 through Friday, June 30, 2017.  The meetings will end at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.

STAR Panel 2:  The yelloweye rockfish and yellowtail rockfish STAR Panel (STAR Panel 2) will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 10, 2017 through Friday, July 14, 2017. The meetings will end at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.

STAR Panel 3:  The blue/deacon rockfish and California scorpionfish STAR Panel (STAR Panel 3) will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 24, 2017 through Friday, July 28, 2017.   The meetings will end at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.

Meeting Locations

STAR Panels 1 and 2 will be held at the following location:

National Marine Fisheries Service
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
The Auditorium
2725 Montlake Blvd. East
Seattle Washington 98112-2097
206-860-3200
Driving Directions

STAR Panel 3 will be held at the following location:

National Marine Fisheries Service
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Meeting Room 188
110 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-420-3900
Driving Directions

Additional Information

All visitors to the National Marine Fisheries Service science centers should bring photo identification to the meeting location. Visitors who are foreign nationals (defined as a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States) will require additional security clearance to access the NOAA facilities. Foreign national visitors should contact Ms. Stacey Miller at 541-867-0535 at least two weeks prior to the meeting date to initiate the security clearance process.

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, ext. 411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

For more information regarding these meetings, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2280, ext. 413; toll free 1-866-806-7204.

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