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March 6-12, 2015 Council Meeting

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory bodies will meet March 6-12, 2015 in Vancouver, Washington to address issues related to salmon, Pacific halibut, highly migratory species, ecosystem based management, and habitat matters.

Please visit the “Current Council Meeting” webpage for meeting and agenda details.

Public Hearings on Salmon Management Alternatives to be Held

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Public hearings will be held to receive comments on the proposed ocean salmon fishery management alternatives adopted by the Council March 30-31, 2015. All public hearings begin at 7 p.m. on the dates and at the locations specified below:

Monday, March 30, 2015
Chateau Westport
Beach Room
710 W Hancock
Westport, WA 98595
360-268-9101
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Monday, March 30, 2015
Red Lion Hotel
South Umpqua Room
1313 N Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-267-4141
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Motel 6
Convention Room
400 S. Main St.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707-964-4761
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This 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 503-820-2425 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the public hearings, please contact Mr. Mike Burner at 503-820-2414; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Nearshore Species Assessment Workshop Scheduled

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The Pacific Fishery Management Council will sponsor a Nearshore Species Assessment Workshop to evaluate catch data and proposed catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) indices for 2015 west coast groundfish stock assessments for black rockfish, China rockfish, and kelp greenling occurring in waters off Oregon. The Nearshore Species Assessment Workshop is open to the public.

The purpose of the Nearshore Species Assessment Workshop is to evaluate available catch and effort data proposed for developing CPUE indices to inform 2015 groundfish stock assessments for black rockfish, China rockfish, and kelp greenling. Recommendations regarding the data available for use in developing CPUE indices for black rockfish, China rockfish, and kelp greenling will be forwarded to Stock Assessment Teams that will be conducting the assessments for their consideration in preparing these assessments scheduled for formal review later in 2015. Other data and approaches to assessing the abundance and productivity of west coast black rockfish, China rockfish, and kelp greenling may also be discussed at the Nearshore Species Assessment Workshop. No management actions will be decided in this workshop.

Workshop Date and Times

The Nearshore Species Assessment Workshop will commence at 1 p.m. PT, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 and will continue through 5:30 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day. The workshop will continue on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 and Thursday, April 2, 2015 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.

Location

The workshop will be held at the following location:

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
503-281-2500
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The workshop will be held in the Cascade A/B Room on March 31 and April 1, and will move to the Garden A/B Room on April 2.

Additional Information

This workshop is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2425 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the workshop, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2413; toll free 1-866-806-7204.