Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel to hold online meeting September 6, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting of its Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) to discuss items on the Pacific Council’s June 2024 meeting agenda.  The online meeting is open to the public and will be held Friday, september 6, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 4 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 primary purpose of the CPSMT and CPSAS online meetings are to discuss and develop work products and recommendations for the Pacific Council’s September 2024 meeting.  Topics will include marine planning, membership appointments, and workload planning for future meetings. Projects funded by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will also be discussed. Other items on the Pacific Council’s September agenda may be discussed.  The CPSMT may also discuss the development of the Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation document. The meeting agendas will be available on the Pacific Council’s website in advance of the meetings. No management actions will be decided by the CPSMT or CPSAS.  CPSMT and CPSAS recommendations will be considered by the Pacific Council at their September Council meeting. 

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to hold online meeting September 4, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) will hold an online public meeting. The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 4 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 primary purpose of the CPSMT and CPSAS online meetings are to discuss and develop work products and recommendations for the Pacific Council’s September 2024 meeting.  Topics will include marine planning, membership appointments, and workload planning for future meetings. Projects funded by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will also be discussed. Other items on the Pacific Council’s September agenda may be discussed.  The CPSMT may also discuss the development of the Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation document. The meeting agendas will be available on the Pacific Council’s website in advance of the meetings. No management actions will be decided by the CPSMT or CPSAS.  CPSMT and CPSAS recommendations will be considered by the Pacific Council at their September Council meeting.

Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee to hold online meeting August 12, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold an online public meeting. This meeting will be held Monday, August 12, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 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 this online meeting is for the MPC to consider current offshore wind (OSW) energy and aquaculture issues and to provide information and recommendations to the Pacific Council for consideration at its September 2024 meeting. Topics will include updates on Bureau of Ocean Energy Management activities, updates from coastal states and the National Marine Fisheries Service, a Tribal update, fishing community engagement in OSW transmission planning, and other OSW or aquaculture topics, as appropriate.

Salmon Technical Team to hold online meeting September 16, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold an online meeting and is open to the public. This STT meeting will be held Monday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pacific Time, or until business 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 webinar meeting is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s September 2024 meeting agenda items, including, but not limited to, such topics as the annual salmon methodology review, Queets spring/summer Chinook rebuilding plan, and other items of interest on the Pacific Council agenda.  The STT may also discuss future STT meetings and other salmon-related topics of pertinence. 

Groundfish Advisory Subpanel to meet online September 5, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting with its Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP) that is open to the public. This meeting will discuss items on the Pacific Council’s September 2024 meeting agenda and will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2024 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific 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 held on September 5, 2024 is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s September 2024 meeting agenda items. The advisory bodies are expected to primarily discuss groundfish-related matters during this webinar. As time allows, they may potentially discuss ecosystem, Pacific halibut, and administrative matters on the Pacific Council agenda as well.  

Groundfish Management Team to meet online September 10, 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 September 2024 meeting agenda and will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific 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 held on September 10, 2024 is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s September 2024 meeting agenda items. The advisory bodies are expected to primarily discuss groundfish-related matters during this webinar. As time allows, they may potentially discuss ecosystem, Pacific halibut, and administrative matters on the Pacific Council agenda as well.  

Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to hold online meeting August 15, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) is holding an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time or until business 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 purpose of this online meeting is for the EWG to discuss ongoing work on Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiative 4, consider drafting reports on relevant matters for the Pacific Council’s September meeting, and plan future work.  

Ecosystem-Based Management Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting August 5, 2024

The Ecosystem-Based Management Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will convene an online meeting. The SSC Ecosystem-Based Management Subcommittee meeting is open to the public and will be held Monday, August 5 from 1-5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or when 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 ES meeting is to review a methodological framework to incorporate ecosystem risk evaluation tables in the current Council process and any intersection with the SSC’s scientific uncertainty buffers and stock category designations which result from the stock assessment process. Ecosystem risk evaluation tables were developed by the Council’s Ecosystem Workgroup for several example groundfish species (i.e. sablefish and petrale sole), and the approach was reviewed by the SSC Ecosystem-Based Management and Groundfish Subcommittees in September 2023. At this meeting, the SSC ES will review any new developments to the risk table approach, including methodological frameworks for evaluating the ecosystem, assessment uncertainty, and population dynamics considerations the risk tables contain, and provide example applications for fisheries management. In March 2024, the Pacific Council also requested a retrospective analysis of how risk tables would have impacted decision-making in past groundfish assessments if they had been used in the manner currently envisioned. Sablefish was selected for a full assessment and petrale sole for a catch-only projection in the 2025 stock assessment cycle. Thus, the Subcommittee may focus on consideration or pathways for incorporation of these species risk tables in the upcoming stock assessment cycle and 2027-2028 harvest specification process. 

Meeting Materials

Review Material: CCIEA Team Report on FEP Initiative 4

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Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup and Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel to hold joint online meeting July 31, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) and Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (EAS) are holding an online joint meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2024, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time or until business 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 EWG and EAS will hold a joint meeting via webinar to discuss the Pacific Council’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) projects and associated project planning. The EWG and EAS may also discuss other items relevant to ecosystem management in advance of the Pacific Council’s September 18-24, 2024, meeting. A detailed meeting agenda will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting.

Ad Hoc Klamath River Fall Chinook Workgroup to hold online meeting September 4, 2024

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad-Hoc Klamath River Fall Chinook Workgroup will hold an online meeting which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pacific Time, or until business for the day concludes.

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 meeting is to discuss and further develop interim management measures, or a management framework, intended to address the response of Klamath River fall Chinook to the dynamic nature of the Klamath River environment and the available habitat immediately following dam removal, and post-dam removal until the natural environment is stabilized and the salmon population is more predictable.  Additional discussions may include, but are not limited to, future meetings, workload planning, and upcoming items on the Pacific Council’s agenda.