Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to hold online meeting March 23, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team will hold an online public meeting. This meeting will be held Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Pacific Mackerel Stock Assessment Review Panel meeting April 11-13, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel meeting to review the 2023 Pacific mackerel stock assessment. The meeting will be co-hosted by the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center and will be held Tuesday, April 11 through Thursday, April 13, 2023. The meeting will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time and will continue until 5 p.m. or until business for the day has been completed.

Pre-Assessment Workshop for Shortspine Thornyhead, Rex Sole, and Petrale Sole to be held online March 20, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and the National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Fisheries Science Center will convene an online pre-assessment workshop to review proposed data and modeling approaches to inform groundfish stock assessments for shortspine thornyhead, rex sole, and petrale sole, scheduled for assessment during 2023.  The workshop is open to the public and will be held Monday, March 20, 2023 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) or until business for the day has been completed.

Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel to hold online meeting March 3, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Friday, March 3, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to hold online meeting March 2, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team will hold an online meeting which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Briefing on the Workplan for the Ecosystem and Climate Information Initiative 

The Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will brief Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) advisory body members and interested public on the work plan it is developing for the Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiative on Ecosystem and Climate Information for Species, Fisheries, and Fishery Management Plans. This work plan will be presented to the Council for its consideration at its March 5-10, 2023, meeting. The EWG also may discuss other items related to items on future Council agendas. The briefing and EWG discussion will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Pacific Time, or until business for the day is completed.

Briefing on the 2022-2023 California Current Ecosystem Status Report

Members of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team will brief Pacific Fishery Management Council advisory body members and interested public on the contents of the 2022-2023 California Current Ecosystem Status Report. The briefing will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Pacific Time.

Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee to hold online meeting February 2, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold an online public meeting. The meeting will be held Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this online meeting is for the MPC to consider current offshore wind energy and aquaculture issues and to provide information and advice to the Pacific Council for consideration at its March 2023 meeting. Potential topics may include:

  1. Update on suitability modeling being conducted by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to support identification of offshore Wind Energy Areas for two Call Areas off the Oregon Coast;
  2. Update on the Draft NOAA Aquaculture Opportunity Areas Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement; and
  3. Summarizing the December 2022 lease auction for five offshore Wind Energy Areas off Central and Northern California.

Meeting materials

Agenda

Characterizing Fisheries Footprints for Offshore Wind Energy Planning PPT

VMS Slides

Meeting Recording

https://youtu.be/jBn5ICSrDQY

To attend the online meeting

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Technical information

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Mondal or call/text 503-820-2419.

System requirements

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8 or 10
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Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See your phone’s App Store and search for RingCentral meeting or visit RingCentral Mobile App site)

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 409.

Pre-Assessment Workshop for Copper, Canary, and Black Rockfish to be held online January 31 & February 1, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and the National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest and Southwest Fisheries Science Centers will convene an online pre-assessment workshop to review proposed data and modeling approaches to inform groundfish stock assessments for copper rockfish, canary rockfish, and black rockfish, scheduled for assessment during 2023.  The workshop is open to the public. The pre-assessment workshop will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) or until business for the day has been completed.  The workshop will reconvene on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the pre-assessment workshop is to review proposed data inputs, modeling approaches, and any other pertinent information to inform 2023 stock assessments for copper, canary, and black rockfish.  The goal of the pre-assessment workshop is to promote dialogue and a common understanding between assessment teams and data providers of the best data and analytical and modeling approaches applicable to these assessments.  Stock assessment teams will solicit advice from data stewards, stakeholders, and fishery managers knowledgeable about these species. 

No management actions will be decided by the workshop participants. The participants’ role will be development of recommendations for consideration by the stock assessment teams assigned to conduct these assessments.  Assessments for these stocks are tentatively scheduled for peer review during Stock Assessment Review (STAR) panels: copper rockfish (June 5-9, 2023), black rockfish (July 10-14, 2023), and canary rockfish (July 24-28, 2023). The Pacific Council and the Pacific Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee are scheduled to consider these draft assessments for use in informing management decisions at their September 2023 meeting in Spokane, Washington.

Meeting Materials

Agenda

Oregon Black Rockfish

Washington Black Rockfish

California Black Rockfish

California Copper Rockfish

Canary Rockfish Workshop Presentation

Day 1 Workshop Recording (via PFMC YouTube channel)

Day 2 Workshop Recording (via PFMC YouTube channel)

To attend the online meeting

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Or dial: +1 (650) 4191505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

Access Code / Meeting ID: 963969806

International numbers available: https://v.ringcentral.com/teleconference

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the online meeting, please contact Marlene A. Bellman at 503-820-2414; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 414.

Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory and Technical Advisory Committees to meet February 3, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory and Technical Advisory Committees (GEMPAC/TAC) will continue an online meeting, which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Friday, February 3, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Pacific Time, or until business for the day is completed.

Purpose of the meeting

This meeting is a continuation from the meeting held on January 31 and the GEMPAC/TAC will review materials and prepare recommendations for the March 2023 Pacific Council meeting regarding potential changes to the Pacific Council’s electronic monitoring program.

Meeting materials

Agenda

Attachment 1- PSFMC EM Review Monitoring Cost Analysis

Attachment 2: NMFS Concerns and Questions for GEMPAC (1/31 and 2/3)

Attachment 3: EM Partial Video Review Simulation Results 1-27-2023 (Excel File)

Attachment 4: Electronic Monitoring Program – Range of Alternatives presentation

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/331822817

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Or dial:
    +1 (650) 4191505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

Access Code / Meeting ID: 331822817

International numbers available: https://v.ringcentral.com/teleconference

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Brett Wiedoff at 503-820-2424; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 424.