Highly Migratory Species Management Team to meet January 16-18 in Portland, OR

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a meeting, which is open to the public.  The meeting will be held Wednesday, January 16, through Friday, January 18, 2019.  The meeting will start at 1:00 p.m. on January 16 and 8:30 a.m. on January 17-18 and continue until business is concluded on each day.

The purpose of this meeting is for the HMSMT to discuss and begin preparing reports for North Pacific albacore fishing effort characterization, management strategies for Pacific bluefin tuna, drift gillnet performance metrics, pelagic shallow-set longline scoping, and an updated analysis for the deep-set buoy gear range of alternatives.  The HMSMT will also meet with the Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to discuss climate scenario planning topics.


Meeting Location

Hyatt Place Portland Airport/Cascade Station
Meeting Place 3a
9750 NE Cascades Parkway
Portland, OR 97220

Driving Directions

Additional information

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

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 days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the meeting, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.