The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will hold a public online meeting. The meeting will be held Friday, August 26, 2022, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Monday, August 29, 2-4 p.m.; and Tuesday, August 30, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. If necessary, meetings may continue past the noticed end time on each day in order to complete the business of the EWG.
Purpose of the meeting
The purpose of this meeting is to 1) provide information to Council advisory bodies and the public on ecosystem-related items on the Pacific Council’s September 2022 meeting agenda and 2) discuss and draft EWG reports for the Pacific Council’s September 2022 meeting. The informational briefings will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, August 26, 2022. The topics to be covered are the Draft Western Regional Action Plan to Implement the NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy in 2022-2024, which the Pacific Council has been invited to submit comments on, and the draft Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiatives Appendix to be adopted by the Council at its September meeting. Once these briefings are complete, and for the remainder of the meeting, the EWG will discuss the contents of reports it may draft for the September Pacific Council meeting and other business related to the work of the EWG. In addition to the two ecosystem agenda items described above, the EWG may consider and draft reports on other items of interest on the Pacific Council’s September meeting agenda.