Ecosystem-Based Management Advisory Subpanel & Subcommittee to Hold Work Sessions

Ecosystem-Based Management Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee and the Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel to Hold Work Sessions to Develop recommendations on an Ecosystem Fishery Management Plan

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene meetings of the Ecosystem-Based Management Subcommittee (Subcommittee) of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and the Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS) that are open to the public.  Please note, this is not a public hearing; it is a work session for the primary purpose of considering recommendations to the Council on the development of an Ecosystem Fishery Management Plan (EFMP).

These work sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21, 2011 with each day beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m., or when business for the day is completed. The Subcommittee will begin on Tuesday, April 19 and adjourn on Wednesday April 20.  The EAS will formally join the Subcommittee in a joint session beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20. The EAS session will continue on Thursday, April 21.

The meeting will be held at the following location:

Pacific Fishery Management Council
Large Conference Room
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, Oregon  97220
Telephone: 503-820-2280
Driving Directions

The Subcommittee session will focus on incorporating ecosystem science into the Council management process.  The joint session of the Subcommittee and the EAS will focus on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment.  The EAS will also discuss available science and its potential application with the SSC and will develop recommendations on the EFMP’s purpose and need, regulatory authority, and management unit species for the June 2011 Council meeting in Spokane, Washington.

For further information regarding the ecosystem-based management advisory subpanel and subcommittee work sessions, please contact Mr. Mike Burner at 503-820-2280 ext. 414; or toll free 1-866-806-7204.

The 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 503-820-2280, at least five days prior to the meeting date.

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