Groundfish Management Team to meet online March 26, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting its Groundfish Management Team (GMT) to discuss items on the Pacific Council’s April 2024 meeting agenda. This meeting is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The meeting will adjourn when business for the day is completed.

Groundfish Management Team to meet online February 22, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting its Groundfish Management Team (GMT) that is open to the public. This meeting will discuss items on the Pacific Council’s March 2024 meeting agenda and will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The meeting will adjourn when business for the day is completed. 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 2024 meeting agenda items. The GMT is expected to primarily discuss groundfish related matters and, as time allows, they may potentially discuss ecosystem and administrative matters on the Pacific Council agenda as well. No management actions will be decided by the GMT.

Meeting materials

Agenda

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Technical information

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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.

Groundfish Advisory Subpanel to meet online February 21, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting its Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) that is open to the public. This meeting will discuss items on the Pacific Council’s March 2024 meeting agenda and will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The meeting will adjourn when business for the day is completed. 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 GAP webinar is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s March 2024 meeting. The GAP is expected to primarily discuss groundfish related matters and, as time allows, they may potentially discuss ecosystem and administrative matters on the Pacific Council agenda as well. No management actions will be decided by the GAP.

Meeting materials

Agenda

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.

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 Jessi Doerpinghaus at 503-820-2415; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 415.

Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee to hold online meeting January 23, 2024

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 Tuesday, January 23, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Groundfish Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to meet January 26, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a meeting of the Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC) Groundfish Subcommittee (GFSC) to review public comments associated with the 2021 stock assessment and 2023 rebuilding analyses of quillback rockfish off California. The SSC GFSC meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in person with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. The SSC GFSC meeting will be held Friday, January 26, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) or when business for the day has been completed.  

This meeting is being conducted in person 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 purpose of the SSC GFSC meeting is to review public comments associated with the 2021 stock assessment and 2023 rebuilding analyses of quillback rockfish off California, as provided during the November 2023 Pacific Council meeting. The review meeting will follow Terms of Reference designed for this specific review as requested by the Pacific Council, as well as SSC operational guidelines.  

No management actions will be decided by the SSC GFSC. The meeting participants’ role will be the development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the full SSC and Pacific Council at the March 2024 meeting in Fresno, California.

Meeting materials

Agenda

Terms of Reference for the additional review of quillback rockfish in California

Dr. Hilborn Presentation to Council (November 2023)

Dr. Hilborn Points on Assessment in Council and SSC Presentations

Dr. Hilborn Recommended Alternative Model Case (Zipped SSO File)

Dr. Hilborn Recommended Alternative Model Case – w/Selectivity (Zipped SSO File)

Dr. Maunder Review Comments – Final

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Technical information

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

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 Marlene A. Bellman at 503-820-2414; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 414.

Committee of the Whole meeting January 18-19, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Committee of the Whole (COTW) will hold a two-day in-person work session that is open to the public. The meeting will be held Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19, 2024, from 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time until business for each day has been completed. 

This meeting is being conducted in-person 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 meeting is to discuss the Council’s fiscal status, and the alignment of Council finances with priorities and operational practices. The committee will discuss these matters in the context of the Council’s next grant period, funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, and other possible sources of Council funding. No management actions will be decided by the COTW. The COTW’s recommendations will be considered by the Council at the March Council meeting.

Meeting Materials

COTW Memo

Informational: Fast Facts

Informational: Overview and Orientation Document

Agenda Item A.1: Proposed Committee-of-the-Whole Agenda

Agenda Item A.3: Council Fiscal Status and Outlook

Agenda Item B.1: Council Priorities and Activities Categorized

Agenda Item B.2: Aligning Council Priorities with Finances

Agenda Item C.2: Overview of Inflation Reduction Act Proposals

Agenda Item D: Staff Paper Regarding Council Operations (REVISED)

Meeting Recording

These recordings do not contain official committee recommendations or conclusions. A committee report containing recommendations is forthcoming.

https://youtu.be/1PEGLVeuIig
Day 1 – 1/18/24

https://youtu.be/pGaS4SH3YPY
Day 2 – 1/19/24

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Technical information

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

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 Merrick Burden at 503-820-2280; toll free 1-866-806-7204.

Groundfish Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting January 17-18, 2024

The Groundfish Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a virtual meeting to review the 2023 groundfish stock assessment process and discuss process improvements for the next stock assessment cycle, review proposed revisions to the Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Stock Assessment Review Process for 2025 and 2026, review proposed revisions to the Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Rebuilding Analysis for 2025 and 2026, and update the Accepted Practices Guidelines for Groundfish Stock Assessments document.  The SSC Groundfish Subcommittee meeting is open to the public and will be held Wednesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 18, 2024 beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m. Pacific Time or until business for the day has been completed. 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 purpose of the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee’s meeting includes, a.) review proposed changes to the Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Stock Assessment Review Process for 2025 and 2026, and Terms of Reference for the Groundfish Rebuilding Analysis for 2025 and 2026, that will inform the process for conducting and reviewing groundfish assessments and rebuilding analyses in the next cycle, b.) review proposed changes to the Accepted Practices Guidelines for Stock Assessments in 2025 and 2026, which is a compilation of guidelines for groundfish stock assessment scientists, and c.) to review and evaluate the 2023-2024 groundfish stock assessment review process to solicit process improvements for future reviews. Stock assessment teams and review participants are encouraged to attend, as well as members of the Pacific Council’s groundfish advisory bodies in order to prepare their recommendations to the Pacific Council.

No management actions will be decided by the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee.  Process improvement recommendations and proposed changes to the Terms of Reference and Accepted Practices Guidelines documents will first be considered during this online meeting, with a Groundfish Subcommittee post-meeting report to the full SSC at their March 2024 meeting and their recommended changes to the Terms of Reference scheduled for preliminary Pacific Council adoption for public review. The Pacific Council is scheduled to adopt a final Terms of Reference for the 2025-2026 stock assessment cycle at their June 2024 meeting in San Diego, California.

Meeting materials

Agenda

Assessment Cycle Review Suggestions from the Science Centers

Assessment Cycle Review Suggestions from the Groundfish Management Team (GMT)

The following documents were utilized in the 2023-2024 groundfish stock assessment review process and provide starting templates for proposed revisions to be updated for the 2025-2026 cycle, which will be discussed at this meeting.

Accepted practices and guidelines for groundfish stock assessments for 2023-2024

Terms of reference for the groundfish rebuilding analysis for 2023-2024

Terms of reference for the groundfish stock assessment review process for 2023-2024

The following preliminary reports are being provided for reference related to STAR Panel feedback, with final CIE reports available and archived on the CIE website, under 2023 CIE Peer Review Reports at: https://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/science-quality-assurance/cie-peer-reviews/peer-review-reports.

Cadigan STAR Panel 1 Review Report

Powers STAR Panel 1 Review Report

Chen STAR Panel 2 Final Report

Powers STAR Panel 2 Final Report

Cryer STAR Panel 3 Final Report

Powers STAR Panel 3 Final Report

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.

System requirements

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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 online meeting, please contact Marlene A. Bellman at 503-820-2414; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 414.

Highly Migratory Species Management Team to hold online meeting January 22, 25-26, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Monday, Thursday, and Friday, January 22, 25, and 26, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time, or until business is completed on each day.

Highly Migratory Species Management Team to hold online meeting January 22, 25-26, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Monday, Thursday, and Friday, January 22, 25, and 26, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time, or until business is completed on each day.