Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup to hold online meeting May 15 and May 17, 2023

Location: Online meeting only
Date: 15 May 2023
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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. 

Meeting materials


Meeting Recording

Day 1: 5/15/23
Day 2: 5/17/23

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.