Groundfish Management Team to hold online meeting October 20, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a half-day webinar meeting of its Groundfish Management Team (GMT) to initiate discussions and analyses on groundfish items on the Pacific Council’s November 2022 meeting agenda.  This meeting is open to the public. The online meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022, starting at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time and ending at 12 p.m. Pacific Time, or when business has been completed for the day.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the GMT webinar is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s November 2022 agenda items.  The GMT will discuss items related to groundfish management and administrative matters on the Pacific Council’s November agenda.  The GMT may also address other assignments relating to groundfish management.  No management actions will be decided by the GMT. 

Meeting materials

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

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/222824233

Meeting ID: 222824233

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

Access Code / Meeting ID: 222824233

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.

Salmon Technical Team and Scientific and Statistical Committee Salmon Subcommittee will hold an online meeting October 12-13, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC) Salmon Subcommittee will hold an online meeting. The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, or until business is completed.

Highly Migratory Species Management Team to hold meeting October 12-14, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) is holding a meeting, which is open to the public located at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Room, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive in La Jolla, California 92037. The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2022 through Friday, October 14, 2022, starting at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time each day. Meeting times are an estimate, meetings will end when business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The principal purpose of this meeting is to discuss and prepare analyses supporting Council action on hard caps for the California large mesh driftnet (DGN) fishery. This action would establish hard caps (i.e., limits) on the number of observed mortalities/injuries of nine high priority protected species identified by the Council. Hard caps may apply to individual vessels or the fishery as a whole. If a limit is met or exceeded, both the observed vessel and any vessels determined to be unobservable would stop fishing, or the DGN fishery as a whole, would close for a prescribed time period. At its June 2022 meeting the Council chose a range of alternatives for a hard caps fishery management regime to support further consideration of the action. The HMSMT will also discuss ongoing work to reevaluate the definition of essential fish habitat described in the HMS Fishery Management Plan, other relevant items on the agenda of the November 2022 Council meeting, and future HMSMT work on tasks assigned to it by the Council.

Meeting materials

Meeting materials 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 Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding tthis meeting, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204.

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to hold meeting September 27-29, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) will hold a public meeting. The meeting will be held at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Buzzelli/Loeb Room (Room 155), 8610 Kennel Way, La Jolla, CA 92037 on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time and Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss and potentially develop work products and recommendations for the Pacific Council’s November 2022 meeting and April 2023 meeting.  Topics will include Fishery Management Plan housekeeping, stock assessment prioritization, and essential fish habitat review.  Other items on the Pacific Council’s November agenda or future Council agendas may be discussed as well.  The CPSMT will also be discussing changes to the CPS stock assessment and fishery evaluation (SAFE) document.  

Meeting materials

Agenda

Scripps Complex Map

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 September 30, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold a public online meeting. The meeting will be held Friday, September 30, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of this online meeting is for the MPC to discuss issues related to offshore wind energy development and NOAA Aquaculture Opportunity Areas.  Other marine planning topics or emerging issues may be discussed as necessary.  The MPC will begin development of a report for the November Council meeting in Garden Grove, California. The meeting agenda will be available on the Pacific Council’s website in advance of the meeting, and the meeting will be recorded for the benefit of interested parties who aren’t able to attend the meeting at its scheduled time and date.

Meeting materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link:

https://v.ringcentral.com/join/975067716

Meeting ID: 975067716

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

Access Code/Meeting ID: 975067716

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 Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 409.

Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Science and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting September 16, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to review new analyses conducted by the NMFS California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team that may potentially inform future annual reports to the Pacific Council on the state of the California Current Ecosystem.

Groundfish Management Team to hold online meeting August 30, 2022.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a half-day webinar meeting of its Groundfish Management Team (GMT) to finalize discussions and analyses on groundfish items on the Pacific Council’s September 2022 meeting agenda.  This meeting is open to the public. The online meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, starting at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time and ending at 12 p.m. Pacific Time, or when business has been completed for each day.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the GMT webinar is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s September 2022 agenda items.  The GMT will discuss items related to groundfish management, ecosystem management, and administrative matters on the Pacific Council’s September agenda.  The GMT may also address other assignments relating to groundfish management.  No management actions will be decided by the GMT.

Meeting materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/772413254

Meeting ID: 772413254

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

Access Code / Meeting ID: 772413254

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.