Ad Hoc Lower Columbia River Natural Coho Workgroup to Hold Work Session

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) ad hoc Lower Columbia River Natural Coho Workgroup (LRC Workgroup) will hold a public work session May 15, 2014 at the Council office in Portland, Oregon.  The meeting is open to the public, but is not intended as a public hearing.  Public comments will be taken at the discretion of the LRC Workgroup chair as time allows.

The work session will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 and will proceed until 5 p.m. or until business for the day is completed.

The primary purpose of the work session is to discuss and develop recommendations on the status of Lower Columbia River coho stocks, alternative harvest policies, risk assessment methods and criteria, and to draft a report on coho populations in the upper Willamette River.  The reports and recommendations developed by the LRC Workgroup will be presented to the Council, its advisory bodies, and the public at the June 2014 Council meeting in Garden Grove, California.

The work session will be held at the following location:

Pacific Fishery Management Council
Large Conference Room
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
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This work session 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 work session, please contact Mr. Mike Burner at 503-820-2280, ext. 414; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.