Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a weeklong work session that is open to the public. The GMT meeting will be held Monday, February 2, 2015 from 1 p.m. until business for the day is completed. The GMT meeting will reconvene Tuesday, February 3 through Friday, February 6 from 8:30 a.m. until business for each day has been completed.
Purpose of the Meeting and Agenda
The primary purpose of the GMT meeting is to prepare for the 2015 Council meetings, including the upcoming harvest specifications and management measures cycle for 2017-2018. Specific agenda topics include a review of the latest West Coast Groundfish Observer Program data; methodologies for estimating groundfish mortality and economic impacts for the 2017-2018 analysis; ecosystem management initiatives; analysis of rebuilding revision rules; and further consideration for flexible management of annual catch limit set-asides. The GMT may also address other assignments relating to groundfish management. No management actions will be decided by the GMT; the GMT’s task will be to develop recommendations for consideration by the Council at its meetings in 2015.
- Download the GMT February 2-6, 2015 agenda
The work session will be held at the following location:
4507 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 97220-1384
For further information
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 work session, please contact Ms. Kelly Ames at 503-820-2280, ext. 426; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.