Monday, April 29th, 2013
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of its Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) and the Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC) CPS Subcommittee. In addition, one representative of the Council’s Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel will participate. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Council’s pending decisions on changing the temperature index used as a correlate for sardine recruitment, and changing the start date of the Pacific sardine fishery. The CPSMT and SSC Subcommittee will be expected to make recommendations that can be used by the Council in actions related to these two issues. The Council considered these topics at its April 2013 meeting, and is tentatively scheduled to take final action at the June 2013 meeting.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21 beginning at 1 pm and continue until business for the day is completed. The meeting will reconvene at 8 am Wednesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 23, and go until business for each day is completed.
The meeting will be held at the following location:
National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Large Conference Room
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Dale Sweetnam at 858-546-7170, at least five days prior to the meeting date.
For further information, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2280 ext. 409.