Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to Hold Meeting October 8-9, 2014

The Pacific Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT), which is open to the public. The primary purpose of the meeting is to further develop the draft environmental assessment (EA) for Pacific sardine harvest fraction.

The CPSMT will continue work on the description of the alternatives, work on the analysis of alternatives, as well as other parts of the EA. In 2013, the Council initiated a process to consider using a new temperature index as well as a new temperature-recruitment relationship, in sardine harvest control rules. The analysis in the draft EA will help the Council make an informed decision when it takes final action at its November 2014 meeting.

The meeting will begin at 12:00 p.m. October 8, 2014, and at 8:00 a.m. on October 9, 2014. The meeting will adjourn each day at 5:00 p.m. or when business for the day has been completed. Public comment may be accommodated if time allows, at the discretion of the CPSMT Chair.

The meeting will be held at the following location:

National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Pacific Conference Room
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Telephone: 858-546-7000
Driving Directions

The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Dale Sweetnam at 858-546-7170, at least five days prior to the meeting date.

For further information, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; or toll free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 409.