Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to hold online meeting January 5, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2021, starting at 10 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time) and ending at 12 p.m., or until business for the day is complete.

Purpose of the meeting

The EWG has been tasked with updating the Pacific Council’s Fishery Ecosystem Plan. The Pacific Council directed the EWG to complete a draft of Chapter 3, prepare a preliminary draft of Chapter 4, and an outline of Chapter 5 for review at its March 2021 meeting. The primary focus of this work session  will be reviewing work completed to date and planning the tasks necessary to complete this assignment.  The EWG may also discuss other matters on the Pacific Council’s March 2021 meeting agenda, particularly other ecosystem or administrative items.

Meeting Agenda

To attend the online meeting

  1. Join the meeting by using this link: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1483316921
  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 148 331 6921 and click JOIN
  3. Next you will be prompted to either download:
    •  the RingCentral meetings application OR
    •  join the meeting without a download via your web browser,
  4. Enter your name and click JOIN.
  5. You may use computer audio or your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing the TOLL number provided on your screen, followed by the meeting ID and participant ID (also provided on the screen)
  6. Once connected, you will be in the meeting, seeing other participants and a shared screen, if applicable.

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Meeting ID: 148 331 6921

Technical information

Attendee instructions

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 webinar, please contact  Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Climate Change Scenario Planning Workshop December 16-17, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is conducting four online workshops as part of its Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate and Communities Initiative. Each workshop will have a regional focus. The online workshops will begin at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and continue each day until the conclusion of business for the day.  The online workshops are open to the public and will occur on the following days:

  • Southern California region: Wednesday-Thursday, December 16-17, 2020 (Agenda)
  • Northern California region: Wednesday-Thursday, January 13-14, 2021
  • Washington region: Wednesday-Thursday, January 20-21, 2021
  • Oregon region: Tuesday-Wednesday, February 2-3, 2021

Purpose of the workshops

The Council is conducting a climate change scenario planning exercise as part of its Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate and Communities Initiative. As part of this exercise, four climate change scenarios were developed in January 2020. Based on these four scenarios, workshop participants will identify specific challenges that could be faced by West Coast fishing communities, regions, and participants. These challenges will then be used to formulate potential solutions and actions that the Council and other stakeholders could take to respond to the effects of climate change in the California Current Ecosystem. The results of these workshops are tentatively scheduled to be reported to the Council in March 2021. Participants will be invited to each workshop, representing a range of West Coast fishery stakeholders within each region.

Materials

Public attendance at the online workshop

The workshop will be live streamed for public viewing. A comment section is available at the bottom of the page for comments/questions.

Live stream

Technical information

Technical details will be posted to this webpage as they become available.

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 webinar, please contact  Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Budget Committee to hold online meeting November 4

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Budget Committee will hold a meeting to consider budget issues as outlined in the Budget Committee agenda for the November 2020 Council Meeting.

Pre-Assessment Workshop to be held online October 26-27, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and the NMFS Northwest Science Center will hold an online workshop to review data and analyses proposed to inform new assessments for Dover sole, copper rockfish, quillback rockfish, and squarespot scheduled to be conducted next year, which is open to the public. 

Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Groundfish Subcommittee to hold online meeting October 23, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee Groundfish Subcommittee (SSC Groundfish Subcommittee) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public.  The meeting will be held Friday, October 23, 2020, starting at 2 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) and ending at 4 p.m., or until business for the day is complete.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee meeting is to review proposed length-based assessment methods.  This is a follow-up review of stock synthesis with catch and length (SS-CL) and SS-CL with indices (SS-CL-Index) methods proposed by the NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center that occurred on May 12-14, 2020.  The SSC recommended this review at the November 2020 Pacific Council meeting to review several short-term tasks, detailed in section 6 of the May 12-14 Methods Review Panel report.

To attend the online meeting

Details will be posted to this webpage as they become available.

Technical information

Technical details will be posted to this webpage as they become available.

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