The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel (STAR Panel 2) this year to review new stock assessments for black rockfish. This STAR Panel meeting is open to the public and being conducted in person with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote listening and public comment.
The STAR Panel meeting will be held Monday, July 10, 2023 through Friday, July 14, 2023 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and ending at 5:30 p.m. each day, or when business for the day has been completed.
This meeting is being conducted in person with a web broadcast that provides the opportunity for remote public comment. In the event an outage occurs, or technical issues arise that impact the experience of remote attendees, we will attempt to resolve them but ultimately, we cannot guarantee that they will be resolved satisfactorily.
Purpose of the meeting
The purpose of the STAR Panel is to review draft 2023 stock assessment documents and any other pertinent information for black rockfish, work with the Stock Assessment Teams to make necessary revisions, and produce STAR Panel reports for use by the Pacific Council and other interested persons for developing management recommendations for fisheries in 2025 and beyond. The review panels will consist of members of the Pacific Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Groundfish Subcommittee, at least one independent expert from the Center for Independent Experts, and other invited expert reviewers. Representatives of the Pacific Council’s Groundfish Management Team and the Groundfish Advisory Subpanel will also participate in the review as advisers.
No management actions will be decided by the STAR Panels. The STAR Panel participants’ role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the Pacific Council at its September meeting in Spokane, Washington.
Meeting agenda will be posted when available.
Meeting Materials for the STAR Panels are hosted on our PAM Site
To attend the meeting
The STAR panel will be held at the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), Santa Cruz Laboratory, 110 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; telephone: 831-420-3900. Instructions for how to connect to the meeting remotely will be provided in advance of the meeting.
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dr. John Field (SWFSC) at 206-860-3481 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date. Foreign national visitors should contact Dr. John Field (SWFSC) at 206-860-3481 at least two weeks prior to the meeting date to initiate the security clearance process..
If you have additional questions regarding the meetings, please contact Dr. John Field, (SWFSC), or Marlene A. Bellman (PFMC staff) at 503-820-2414; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 414.