The Economics Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will convene an online meeting to review the economic analysis associated with sablefish gear switching alternatives being considered by the Pacific Council. This meeting is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 1 p.m. until 5 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 the economic analysis associated with sablefish gear switching alternatives being considered by the Pacific Council. The Pacific Council has been in discussions related to limiting the use of non-trawl gear to target sablefish north of 36° N. latitude in the trawl individual fishing quota fishery (gear switching) since 2017. At this point in the process, the SSC Economics Subcommittee plans to review the economic analysis for the current version of alternatives, as they have been modified notably over time.
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 Scientific and Statistical Committee are scheduled to consider the sablefish gear switching alternatives at their November 2023 meeting in Garden Grove, California.
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