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. The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 11 through Thursday, April 13, 2023. The meeting will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and will continue until 5 p.m. or until business for the day has been completed.

The meeting will be held at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Room, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive in La Jolla, California 92037.This meeting will be held in a hybrid format, with the STAR Panel meeting in person but will be broadcast with the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide technical review of the Pacific mackerel stock assessment. The review panel will consist of at least three members of the Pacific Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Subcommittee on Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) and at least one independent expert from the Center for Independent Experts. Representatives of the Pacific Council’s CPS Management Team and the CPS Advisory Subpanel will also participate in the review as advisers. 

Meeting materials

Meeting materials will be posted to this page as soon as they are available.

Webinar option (SWFSC WebEx)

Details will be posted to this page as soon as they are available.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dr. Annie Yau (annie.yau@noaa.gov; (858) 546-7170) at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Jessi Doerpinghaus at 503-820-2415; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 415.

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.

Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee to hold online meeting February 23, 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 23, 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 (OSW) energy and aquaculture issues and to provide information and advice to the Pacific Council for consideration at its April 2023 meeting. Topics will include updates on spatial suitability modeling to support identification of Wind Energy Areas off the Oregon Coast, and other OSW energy planning and development on the West Coast. Other relevant topics may be addressed as appropriate.  Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting.  Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Meeting materials

A detailed agenda for the webinar will be available prior to the meeting.

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/172527093 

Meeting ID:172527093

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

Access Code / Meeting ID: 172527093

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

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
Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
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.

Groundfish Management Team to hold online meeting February 22, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a one-day webinar meeting of its Groundfish Management Team (GMT) to discuss items on the Pacific Council’s March 2023 meeting agenda. This meeting is open to the public. The online meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, starting at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and ending at 4 p.m., or when business has been completed for the day. This meeting is being conducted remotely with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the GMT webinar is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s March 2023 agenda items. The GMT will discuss items related to groundfish management, administrative, and potentially ecosystem matters on the Pacific Council agenda. The GMT may also address other assignments relating to groundfish management. No management actions will be decided by the GMT.

Meeting materials

A detailed agenda for the webinar will be available prior to the meeting.

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/633864827

Meeting ID: 633864827

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

Access Code / Meeting ID: 633864827

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

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
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • 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 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Todd Phillips at 503-820-2426; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 426.

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

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/626106402

Meeting ID: 626106402

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

Access Code / Meeting ID: 626106402

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

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
Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
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.