Highly Migratory Species Management Team to hold online meeting October 12-13, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) is holding a meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, beginning at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) until business is completed and continues Wednesday, October 13, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) and concluding when business is completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the meeting is for the HMSMT to discuss the contents of reports it would submit to the Pacific Council on topics included on the November 2021 Pacific Council meeting and future Pacific Council meetings. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, a range of alternatives for hard caps for the California large mesh driftnet fishery and updates to the Pacific Council’s Swordfish Management and Monitoring Plan. The HMSMT may also discuss other HMS-related topics not currently scheduled on Pacific Council meeting agendas.

Meeting Materials

Agenda

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PRELIMINARY DRAFT SEPTEMBER 2021 MOTIONS IN WRITING

Cautionary Note — These preliminary motions do not represent the final official administrative record. The motions and amendments contained in this blog are as projected on the screen at the Council meeting at the time of the Council vote and often use expedited language and references without the benefit of any final editing or proofing. They may use short-hand language or abbreviations that may not be clear without the context of verbal comments and clarifications made during their development at the meeting, or may contain inadvertent transposition errors. They have not been approved by the Council to represent the final official record of Council action. The final official record will be posted on the Council website after the Council approves the full meeting record at a future Council meeting.

Groundfish Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting (mop-up assessment review) September 29-30, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council)  Groundfish Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to review requested analyses exploring scale uncertainty in the new spiny dogfish stock assessment and rebuilding analyses for copper rockfish and quillback rockfish in California. The online meeting will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT.

Purpose of the meeting

The SSC’s Groundfish Subcommittee will review further analyses for a new assessment of spiny dogfish as requested by the Pacific Council at their June 2021 meeting.  The SSC Groundfish Subcommittee will also review new rebuilding analyses for copper rockfish in California south of Pt. Conception and quillback rockfish in California.  These actions were recommended by the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee at their August 17, 2021 review of these assessments and follows the procedures outlined in the Pacific Council’s Terms of Reference for the Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species Stock Assessment Review Process for 2021-2022.  The Groundfish Subcommittee will prepare their recommendations for SSC and Pacific Council consideration at their November 2021 meetings.

Meeting Materials

September 29-30 agenda: Groundfish Subcommittee of the SSC

Assessment Comparison Criteria PPT

Management Unit Evidence

Commercial Fishery CPUE Considerations

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Council Member Dashboard

November 2021 Council Meeting page Council stream: Panelist invites will be sent Monday November 15th. Check your inbox, and reach out to Kris Kleinschmidt if you have not received your invite. As a Council member you will receive an email invitation with a unique-to-you URL to join the meeting. This will join you to the […]

NMFS announces draft EIS available for deep-set buoy gear authorization, Amendment 6 to the HMS FMP

NOAA Fisheries announces the release of a draft environmental impact statement (EIS), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, which includes an analysis of the potential short- and long-term impacts of the proposed action to authorize fishing with deep-set buoy gear (DSBG) in federal waters off the U.S. West Coast, on the human […]

Ad Hoc Climate and Communities Core Team to hold online briefing for Council committees and public September 2, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) ad hoc Climate and Communities Core Team (CCCT) will hold an online meeting. This meeting is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Thursday, September 2, 2021, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The CCCT prepared a report on Initiative outcomes (Agenda Item H.2.a, CCCT Report 1), which will be included in the advance briefing materials for the September Pacific Council meeting. The CCCT Co-Chairs will provide an overview of the results of the Initiative and the Team’s recommendations for potential follow-on activities. The Pacific Council is expected to review the report and provide guidance on any continuing activities. Other Pacific Council advisory bodies are encouraged to develop their own recommendations; this briefing will provide background information to help in the development of such recommendations by Pacific Council advisory bodies and the public.

Meeting Materials

Agenda

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Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to hold Fishery Ecosystem Plan update briefing for Council advisory bodies and the public September 2, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council)  Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will host an online meeting and briefing for members of other Council advisory bodies that is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 1:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, until 4:30 p.m., or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

At its March 2021 meeting the Pacific Council directed the EWG to prepare a final draft of the revised Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) for review by the Council at its September 2021 meeting. The EWG submitted the final draft in the advance briefing book for the September meeting (Agenda Item H.1, EWG Report 1). As part of this online meeting the EWG Chair will provide a briefing for other advisory body members and members of the public to learn about updated sections in the final draft document. This should help to focus recommendations and comments on the revised FEP for Council consideration in providing further guidance to the EWG. The EWG will then discuss potential recommendations for the FEP Climate and Communities Initiative, which the Council is scheduled to discuss at its September meeting.

Meeting Materials

Agenda

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Meeting ID: 148 348 0247

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If you have additional questions regarding the online meetings, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Ecosystem Subcommittee to hold online meeting August 31-September 1, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council)  Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC) Ecosystem Subcommittee will host an online meeting that is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 1 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, until 5 p.m., and will reconvene on Wednesday, September 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Purpose of the meeting

The SSC’s Ecosystem Subcommittee will review analyses conducted by the NMFS California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment team.  Specifically, the SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee will review the following four items: 1) Threshold Relationships Between Environmental Drivers and Performance of Salmon Preseason Abundance Forecasts, 2) Krill-based Indicators, 3) Year Class Strength and Distribution of Small Groundfish, and 4) Port-level Linkages Between Fisheries using Network Analysis.  The SSC’s Ecosystem Subcommittee will consider recommending summaries of these ecosystem indicators be included in future state of the California Current Ecosystem reports to the Pacific Council.

No management actions will be decided by the SSC’s Ecosystem Subcommittee.  The SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee members’ role will be development of recommendations and a report for consideration by the SSC and Pacific Council at their March 2022 meeting in San Jose, California.

Meeting Materials

Agenda

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Meeting ID: 149 680 5224

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Technical information

How to join a RingCentral Meeting

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

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  John DeVore at 503-820-2413; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 413.