Groundfish Endangered Species Workgroup to Hold Meeting, February 19-20, 2019 in Seattle

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Groundfish Endangered Species Workgroup (GESW) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. each day and continue each day until business is concluded.  Members of the public can participate in person or via teleconference through “Go To Meeting.”  Those details are provided below.

Purpose of the Meeting

The primary purpose of the meeting is to review recent information on take of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery (other than salmonids). The workgroup will provide recommendations to the Council on any additional mitigation measures needed to meet the requirements of the ESA, as implemented through the terms and conditions in the most recent biological opinion for the fishery.

Meeting Location

Building 9
Rooms A and B
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Western Regional Center
7600 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115‑6349
Telephone: 206-526- 6117
Driving Directions

Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting in person must contact Mr. Brian Hooper (, 206-526-6117) at least one week prior to the meeting to arrange entrance to this NOAA facility.

To Participate via Teleconference

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
  2. Enter the Webinar ID: 775-062-523
  3. Please enter your name and email address (required)
  4. You must use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (914) 614-3221
  5. Enter the Attendee phone audio access code 763-445-525
  6. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar)

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, 8, 9, 10, Vista, or XP
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See GoToMeeting Webinar Apps)

You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt or contact him at 503-820-2411 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
Driving Directions

Additional information

Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the GESW chair.

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 meeting, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll-free 1-866-806-7204 Ext. 422.