The Economics Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will convene an online meeting to review a comparative cost study for the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program. The SSC Economics Subcommittee meeting is open to the public and will be held Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or until business for the day has been completed. This meeting is being conducted remotely 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 SSC Economics Subcommittee meeting is to review a comparative cost study for the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program. In 2022, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) provided the Pacific Council with funds for a contract to look more closely at catch share fishery costs that are borne by industry and NMFS. Pacific Council staff engaged Mr. Darrell Brannan to conduct the work. The cost project covers three broad objectives: a) documentation of industry concerns and identifying costs related to specific program elements, b) comparison of those costs to similar catch share programs, and c) organization and presentation of the information to inform future deliberations.
No management actions will be decided by the meeting participants. The participants’ role will be the development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the SSC and the Pacific Council. The Pacific Council and SSC are scheduled to consider the comparative cost study for the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program at their September 2023 meeting in Spokane, Washington.
Review Material: Comparative Cost Study for the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program
Presentation by Darrell Brannan: Review of Catch Share Cost Study, SSC Meeting, May 11, 2023
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