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 Monday, May 15, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 17, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Purpose of the meeting
The EWG presented a proposed workplan for the Fishery Ecosystem Plan Ecosystem and Climate Information Initiative (Initiative 4), which the Council endorsed. Under this initiative, in the near term the EWG will develop risk tables and related methodologies to integrate ecosystem and climate information into Council decision-making on harvest specifications for petrale sole and possibly other species. In addition to petrale sole, the Council also asked the EWG to consider development of related methodologies for sablefish, Pacific sardine, and Chinook salmon. The EWG will present draft risk tables and related methodologies to the Council at its September meeting. Risk tables are a structured approach to integrate ecosystem and climate information into the decision-making process. At its meeting the EWG will begin developing risk tables and related methodologies for selected species in consultation with members of the Council’s Groundfish Management Team. The EWG also may discuss and begin planning potential initiative-related activities following the September Council meeting.
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