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.
The workshop will be held at the following location:
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
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.
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.