Monday, April 29th, 2013
NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop Webinar Meeting Announcement
The Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) will hold a Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar to provide an overview of the data sources, data trends and population models that will be used in the upcoming Pacific coast groundfish stock assessments for rougheye rockfish, aurora rockfish, shortspine thornyhead and longspine thornyhead. The specific objectives of the workshop are to: (1) present and describe data that may be included in the stock assessment modeling for rougheye rockfish, aurora rockfish, shortspine thornyhead and longspine thornyhead; (2) discuss the interpretation of data given historical and current fishing practices and changes in fishing regulations; (3) discuss approaches for improving stock assessment modeling efforts; and (4) identify data gaps and future research possibilities. No management actions will be decided in this workshop.
The NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar will begin at 1 p.m. PST, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 and continue until 4 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day. The online NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar is open to the public, although space for online access is limited to the first 25 participants.
To attend the NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar, please reserve your seat by visiting https://nwfscfram.webex.com/nwfscfram/j.php?ED=19623343&UID=95756543&RT=MiM0. If requested, enter your name, email address, and the webinar id, which is 298 872 886. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail message that contains detailed information about viewing the event. To only join the audio teleconference of the NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar from the U.S. or Canada, call the toll number 1-650-479-3208 (note: this is not a toll-free number) and use the access code 298 872 886 when prompted. To request a toll-free audio connection, please contact Ms. Stacey Miller (541-867-0562) at least 5 days prior to the webinar meeting.
Public Listening Stations
Six public listening stations for the NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar will also be available at the following locations:
- Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Auditorium, 2725 Montlake Blvd. East, Seattle, WA 98112, Telephone: (206) 860-3200
- Englund Marine & Industrial Supply, Meeting Room, Hamburg Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103,
Telephone: (503) 325-4341
- Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Conference Room 101, 2032 SE OSU Drive, Newport, Oregon 97365, Telephone: (541) 867-0500
- Port of Coos Bay, Meeting Room, Charleston Marina RV Park, 63402 Kingfisher Road, Charleston, OR 97420, Telephone: (541) 888-9512
- Fishermen’s Marketing Association, 1585 Heartwood Drive, Suite E., McKinleyville, CA 95519, Telephone: (707) 840-0182
- Pacific Fishery Management Council, Large Conference Room, Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384, Telephone: (503) 820-2280.
Members of the general public who are not National Marine Fisheries Service employees need to provide photo identification to attend the webinar at listening stations at the Northwest Fisheries Science Centers. Foreign nationals, where a foreign national is an individual who is not a citizen of the United States, not a legal permanent resident (meaning not a “permanent resident alien” or “Green Card” holder), and not a “protected individual” under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), intending to attend the webinar at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center must notify Ms. Stacey Miller (541-867-0562) at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center at least 5 days prior to the webinar.
For further information regarding the webinar subject matter, as well as questions about the public listening stations, please contact Ms. Stacey Miller (541-867-0562). The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to contact Ms. Stacey Miller (541-867-0562), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.