South of Humbug Pacific Halibut Policy Committee to Meet

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) South of Humbug Pacific Halibut Policy Committee (Policy Committee) will hold a work session which is open to the public.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 10 a.m. until business for the day is completed.

The overarching goals of the Policy Committee meeting are to evaluate measures for controlling recreational catch of Pacific halibut south of Humbug Mountain (southern Oregon and northern California) to comply with the allocation provisions of the Catch Sharing Plan and the overall total allowable catch apportioned to Area 2A.  No management actions will be decided by the Policy Committee.  The Policy Committee’s task will be to develop recommendations for Council consideration at their September 2013 meeting in Boise, Idaho.

New! Meeting Materials

The South of Humbug Pacific Halibut Workgroup has prepared a draft report that analyzes a range of potential management measures, recommended by the Council, to reduce the recreational catch of halibut in southern Oregon and northern California (see downloads below).

Policy Committee Meeting Location

The Policy Committee meeting will be held at the Council office:

7700 NE Ambassador Place
Suite 101, Large Conference Room
Portland, Oregon 97220
Phone: (503) 820-2280

Driving Directions

In addition to the Council office in Portland, the public may also attend the Policy Committee meeting via Webinar and provide comment at the following locations:

Best Western Beachfront Inn
16008 Boat Basin Road
Brookings, OR 97415
Phone: (541) 469-7779
Driving Directions

Harbor District Office
Woodley Island Meeting Room
601 Startare Drive
Eureka, CA  95502
Phone (707) 443-0801
Driving Directions

Listen ONLY by Webinar

Participants can also join the Webinar in listen- and view-only mode (i.e., no option for providing public comment). Please reserve your seat by visiting   If requested, enter your name, email address, and the webinar ID, which is 818-551-215.  Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail message that contains detailed audio and viewing information about the event.  To join the audio teleconference using a telephone from the U.S. or Canada, call the toll number +1 (415) 655-0059 (note: long distance charges may apply) and enter 568-542-766 when prompted for the audio code.  If you experience technical difficulties and would like assistance, please contact Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2280.

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

For further information about the Policy Committee Work Session, please contact Ms. Kelly Ames at 503-820-2280, ext. 426; toll free 1-866-806-7204.