The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold an online public meeting. The meeting will be held Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time or until business for the day has been completed.
Purpose of the meeting
The purpose of this online meeting is for the MPC to consider current offshore wind energy and aquaculture issues and to provide information and advice to the Pacific Council for consideration at its March 2023 meeting. Potential topics may include:
- Update on suitability modeling being conducted by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to support identification of offshore Wind Energy Areas for two Call Areas off the Oregon Coast;
- Update on the Draft NOAA Aquaculture Opportunity Areas Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement; and
- Summarizing the December 2022 lease auction for five offshore Wind Energy Areas off Central and Northern California.