Methodology Review Meeting for ATM Survey to be held January 29-February 2, 2018 in La Jolla, CA

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council)  and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) will hold a meeting from January 29, 2018 through February 2, 2018 in La Jolla, California.  The meeting is open to the public.

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 29, and at 8:30 a.m. each subsequent day.  The meeting will adjourn each day at 5 p.m., or when business for the day has been completed.

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a methodology review of the NOAA acoustic-trawl survey methodology (ATM), conducted regularly to collect fisheries and oceanographic information in U.S. West Coast waters. The ATM survey has been approved for use in stock assessments for Pacific sardine, but has not yet been approved for use in stock assessments for northern anchovy, Pacific mackerel, or jack mackerel. At its April 2018 meeting, the Pacific Council will consider the results of this review, and will consider whether to approve the ATM for use in stock assessments for stocks other than Pacific sardine.

Meeting Materials

An agenda and other meeting materials will be available by January 15, 2018, on the Pacific Council’s 2018 ATM Methdology Review ftp site.  If you need assistance with downloading the materials from the ftp site, please contact Sandra at 503-820-2419.

Meeting Location

The meeting will be held at the following location:

NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Pacific Conference Room
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Telephone: 858-546-7000
Driving Directions

Additional Information

Public comments during the meeting will be received from attendees at the discretion of the Council chair.

This 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 ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meetings, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll free 1-866-806-7204 or Mr. Dale Sweetnam at 858-546-7170.