Methodology Review Meeting to be held January 22-24, 2019 in Seattle, WA

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will hold a methodology review meeting January 22-24, 2019.  The meeting begins Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) or until business for the day has been completed. The meeting will reconvene on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 and Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. PST each day and continue until business for the day has been completed.  This meeting will also occur via webinar.

Purpose of the Meeting

The purpose of the Pacific Council methodology review meeting is to review 1) a new meta-analysis informing a Beverton-Holt steepness prior for west coast rockfish species, 2) analyses of uncertainty in groundfish and coastal pelagic species stock assessments informing new sigma values used in computing acceptable biological catches, 3) historical catch reconstructions of west coast skate species, and 4) revisions to the Accepted Practices Guidelines for Groundfish Stock Assessments.  The review will focus on how these analyses may inform future stock assessments and other analyses used to make management decisions by the Pacific Council and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

No management actions will be decided by the Pacific Council methodology review meeting participants.  The Pacific Council methodology review meeting participants’ role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the Pacific Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee and the Pacific Council at the March meeting in Vancouver, Washington.

Meeting Location

The meeting will be held at the following location:

National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Auditorium (Jan. 22-23), Room 370W (Jan. 24)
2725 Montlake Boulevard E.
Seattle, WA 98112
206-860-3200
Driving Directions

Webinar Option – To Attend the Webinar

To attend the webinar on January 22, 1) join the meeting by visiting this link https://nwfsc200.webex.com/nwfsc200/; and 2) enter the attendee access code: 282-836-773.  After logging into the webinar, please dial this TOLL number: 1-650-479-3207 (not a toll-free number).

To attend the webinar on January 23, 1) join the meeting by visiting this link https://nwfsc200.webex.com/nwfsc200/; and 2) enter the attendee access code: 288-092-251.  After logging into the webinar, please dial this TOLL number: 1-650-479-3207 (not a toll-free number).

To attend the webinar on January 24, 1) join the meeting by visiting this link https://nwfsc.webex.com/nwfsc/; and 2) enter the attendee access code: 282-906-863.  After logging into the webinar, please dial this TOLL number: 1-650-479-3208 (not a toll-free number).

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, or XP
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

You may send an email to the NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center IT Help desk at NWFSC.Helpdesk@noaa.gov or contact them at 206-860-3256 for technical assistance.

Public Listening Station

A public listening station will also be provided at the Council office.

Pacific Fishery Management Council
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220-1384
503-820-2280
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.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Mr. John DeVore at 503-820-2413; toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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