Groundfish Management Team to Hold Work Session in Portland, OR January 14-18

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a week-long work session that is open to the public.   The GMT meeting will be held Monday, January 14, 2019 from 1 p.m. until business for the day is completed.  The GMT meeting will reconvene Tuesday, January 15 through Friday, January 18 from 8:30 a.m. until business for each day has been completed.


Purpose of the Meeting

The primary purpose of this week-long work session is for the GMT to prepare for 2019 Pacific Council meetings. Specific agenda items will include: a detailed review of 2019/2020 harvest specifications and management measure process, planning for the 2021/2022 harvest specifications and management measure process, meeting with representatives from the Pacific Council’s Ecosystem Workgroup; consideration of the groundfish workload prioritization process and Council Operating Procedure 9, Endangered Species Act salmon mitigation measures, and GMT chair/vice chair elections.  The GMT may also address work assigned by the Pacific Council that relates to groundfish management, such as: a methodology overview of Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee analysis needs and impact analysis of proposed changes to the directed Pacific halibut fishery on groundfish.  A detailed agenda will be available prior to the meeting.

Meeting Location

The work session will be held at the following location:

Pacific Council Office
Large Conference Room
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220
Driving Directions

For further information

This 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 days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the work session, please contact Mr. Todd Phillips at 503-820-2426; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.