Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Community Advisory Board (CAB) will hold a two-day meeting, that is open to the public. The CAB meeting will begin Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8 a.m. and recess when business for the day is completed. It will continue at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 3, adjourning when business for the day is completed.
The main focus of the CAB meeting will be to review the annotated outline (blueprint) for the five-year catch share review. A version similar to the draft posted for CAB review will be included in the briefing materials for the Council’s November 2016 meeting.
The primary purpose of the CAB meeting is to develop recommendations for the Pacific Council pertaining to plans for its five-year review of the groundfish trawl catch share program (implemented pursuant to Amendment 20 of its groundfish fishery management plan). The CAB’s immediate task is to comment on the detailed outline (blueprint) for the review document. The CAB may also begin some initial work on the identification of issues that may be taken up as follow-on regulatory actions pursuant to the results of the review. Additionally, the CAB will receive a presentation from National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Economic Data Collection Program on data collected from catch share program participants. The CAB’s recommendations on the review will be conveyed for consideration by the Pacific Council at its November meeting in Garden Grove, California. During the November meeting, the Council will provide guidance to analysts that will be drafting the review.
The CAB is an ad hoc committee appointed by the Council at its September 2016 meeting. The CAB is charged with providing the perspective of fishing communities on performance of the trawl catch share program, potential improvements, and other advice requested by the Council that may inform the program review.
The work session will be held at the following location:
4507 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 97220-1384
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 ten business days prior to the meeting date.
For further information about the meeting, please contact Mr. Jim Seger at 503-820-2416; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.