Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Community Advisory Board to Meet July 27-28 in Portland, Oregon

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Community Advisory Board (CAB) will hold a two-day meeting that is open to the public.  The CAB meeting will begin Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 8 a.m. and recess when business for the day is completed.  It will continue at 8 a.m. Friday, July 28, adjourning when business for the day is completed.

The primary purpose of the CAB meeting is to develop preliminary ranges of alternatives for Council consideration at the September 2017 Council meeting.  The issues to be covered were identified by the Council at its June 2017 meeting and include: meeting the at-sea whiting fishery bycatch needs; trawl sablefish area management (gear conflicts); shoreside individual fishing quota (IFQ) accumulation limit; shoreside IFQ choke species management; shoreside IFQ gear switching limitation; and catcher-processor sector accumulation limits on permit ownership and harvesting/processing.  Substantially more time will be spent on some issues than on others.  Ranges of alternatives are to be developed and finalized for analysis over the course of the September and November Council meetings.  Due to workload limitations, it is unlikely that all these issues will move forward in 2017.

Agenda and Meeting Materials

Reference From the September 2016 Briefing Book

Meeting Location

This meeting will be held at the following location:

Sheraton Portland Airport
Garden ABC Room
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
Telephone: 503-281-2500
Driving Directions

Additional Information

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 503-820-2411, at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

For further information, please contact Dr. Jim Seger at (503) 820-2416; or toll free 1-866-806-7204, ext. 416.