Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
September 28, 2015 through October 2, 2015
The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Groundfish Subcommittee will hold a work session to review stock assessments for black rockfish off Oregon, new harvest specification projections for arrowtooth flounder, an updated rebuilding analysis for yelloweye rockfish, and a new proposed methodology for determining big skate harvest specifications. This meeting is open to the public.
The SSC’s Groundfish Subcommittee will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, September 28, 2015. The meeting will continue on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 beginning at 8:30 a.m. through Thursday, October 1, 2015. The meeting may continue on Friday, October 2 at 8:30 a.m. if needed to complete the subcommittee’s business. The meeting will end at 5:30 p.m. each day, or as necessary to complete business.
Purpose of the Meeting
The purpose of the SSC’s Groundfish Subcommittee meeting is to review draft 2015 stock assessment documents and any other pertinent information for new full stock assessment of black rockfish off Oregon, work with the Stock Assessment Teams to make necessary revisions, and produce a report for use by the Pacific Council family and other interested persons for developing management recommendations for fisheries in 2017 and beyond. Additionally, the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee will review an updated yelloweye rockfish rebuilding analysis, review new overfishing limit (OFL) projections for arrowtooth flounder, and review new methodology for determining a big skate OFL. No management actions will be decided by the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee. The subcommittee’s role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the SSC and the Pacific Council at its November meeting in Garden Grove, California.
The SSC Groundfish Subcommittee will meet in Seattle, Washington at the following location:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Western Regional Center’s Sand Point Facility
Building 4, Traynor Room 2076 (September 28-October 1)
Building 4, Observer Training Room 1055 (October 2, if needed)
7600 Sand Point Way N.E.,
Seattle, WA 98115‑6349
All visitors to the National Marine Fisheries Service Western Regional Center’s Sand Point facility should bring one of the following forms of identification:
- Enhanced Driver’s License from the states of Washington, Minnesota, and New York
- U.S. Passport
- U.S. Passport Card
- U.S. Department of Defense CAC
- U.S. Federal agency HSPD-12 compliant ID cards
- U.S. Veterans ID
- U.S. Military Dependent’s ID Card
- U.S. Trusted Traveler Card – Global Entry, SENTRI, or NEXUS
- U.S. Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
- State-issued Real ID Compliant Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards.
Visitors who are foreign nationals (defined as a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States) will require additional security clearance to access the Western Regional Center’s Sand Point facility. Foreign national visitors should contact Dr. Martin Dorn at 206-526-6548 at least two weeks prior to the meeting date to initiate the security clearance process.
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 Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2280, ext. 413; toll free 1-866-806-7204.