Nominations to the 2021-2023 Permanent Advisory Committee for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

NOAA Fisheries is seeking nominations for the Permanent Advisory Committee established under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act. The Committee, composed of individuals from groups concerned with the fisheries covered by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention, will be given the opportunity to provide input to the United States Commissioners to […]

Climate and Communities Initiative climate change scenarios

The Council developed four scenarios to explore the implications of climate change to 2040 in the California Current Ecosystem. These scenarios were used in a series of four regionally-focused workshops conducted between mid-December 2020 to early February 2021.  First, you should view this 10-minute video that will give you a high-level view of the scenario […]

Public review draft of FEP Chapters 1 & 2

Consistent with Section 1.3 in the FEP in September 2018 the Council initiated a review to consider updates to the document. The Council directed its Ecosystem Work Group (EWG) to revise and update the goals and objectives in the FEP Chapter 2 and develop an outline of FEP revisions to reflect updated science and results of […]

Ad Hoc Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee October 9-10, 2019 meeting

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s ad hoc Sablefish Management and Trawl Allocation Attainment Committee (SaMTAAC) met, October 9-10, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.  This announcement published in the Federal Register on 09/12/2019 At its meeting, the SaMTAAC continued their work to develop alternatives that address obstacles to achieving the goals and objectives of the groundfish trawl catch share plan […]

SSC to review ecosystem indicators for Annual State of the CCE Report

At the September 2019 Council meeting the SSC will review two indicators included in the 2019 Report, “stoplight” summary of ecosystem factors affecting salmon abundance and and one candidate a spatial indicator of bottom contact by trawl gear. The SSC will also review an ongoing ecosystem research leading to forecasts of albacore distribution and abundance […]

Highly Migratory Species Management Team to Meet in Long Beach, CA August 7-8, 2019

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council’s) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a meeting, which is open to the public, Wednesday, August 7, and Thursday, August 8, 2019, and will start at 8:30 a.m. and continue until business is concluded on each day. The purpose of the HMSMT meeting is to review the analysis […]

2017 Climate and Communities Initiative activities

In March 2017 the Council initially scoped a potential Fishery Ecosystem Plan initiative to take up in the coming years and requested the Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) to report back in September 2017 with more information to choose between a combined initiative on the socio-economic effects of fisheries management practices on fishing communities (A.2.7) […]