Pre-Assessment Workshop Scheduled

March 21-22, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a pre-assessment workshop to review proposed data and modeling approaches for groundfish stock assessments scheduled for assessment this year.  The pre-assessment workshop is open to the public.  The workshop will also be streamed online via webinar to facilitate remote participation.

The pre-assessment workshop will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 1 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) or when business for the day has been completed.  The workshop will reconvene on Wednesday, March 22 at 8:30 a.m., ending at 5:30 p.m.  or when business has been completed for the day.

Workshop Agenda and Materials

Workshop Location

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

Public Listening Stations

Public listening stations will be available at the Council office, as well as the following locations:

National Marine Fisheries Service
Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Room 188
110 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Telephone: 831-420-3947
Driving Directions

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Main Conference Room
2040 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365
Telephone: 541-867-4741
Driving Directions

All visitors to the National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center should bring photo identification to the meeting location.  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 NOAA facilities.  Foreign national visitors should contact Ms. Stacey Miller at 541-867-0535 at least two weeks prior to the meeting date to initiate the security clearance process.

Workshop Objectives

The purpose of the pre-assessment workshop is to review proposed data inputs, modeling approaches, and any other pertinent information for new benchmark stock assessments for lingcod, yelloweye rockfish, yellowtail rockfish, and blue/deacon rockfishes.  There may be limited discussion of assessments for Pacific ocean perch and California scorpionfish, which are scheduled benchmark assessments this year; however, these stock assessments will not be the focus of the workshop.  The goal of the pre-assessment workshop is to promote dialogue and common understanding between assessment teams and data providers of the best data, analytical, and modeling approaches for use in conducting the benchmark groundfish assessments scheduled for 2017.  No management actions will be decided by the workshop participants.

Instructions for Attending the Webinar (option)

  1. To attend the webinar visit:
  2. Enter the Webinar ID, which is 848-366-715, and your name and email address (required).
  3. After logging into the webinar, dial this TOLL number 1+ (213) 929-4232 (not a toll-free number), then enter the Attendee phone audio access code:  548-202-793,
  4. then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar).

NOTE: We have disabled Mic/Speakers on GoToMeeting as an option and require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate.

You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at or contact him at 503-820-2280, extension 411 for technical assistance.

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at one of the public listening stations as well as by participants who have preregistered and are listening from remote locations.

Additional Contact Information

If you have further questions, please contact: Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2413, email: or Ms. Stacey Miller, NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center, telephone: 541-867-0535, email:

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280 at least 10 days prior to the workshop date.