The Ecosystem-Based Management and Groundfish Subcommittees of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will convene an online meeting to review a proposed approach for developing the use of ecosystem risk evaluation tables and any other Ecosystem and Climate Information for Species, Fisheries, and Fishery Management Plan (Initiative 4) materials provided by the Council’s Ecosystem Workgroup. The SSC Ecosystem-Based Management and Groundfish Subcommittee meeting is open to the public and will be held Thursday, September 21 from 1-5 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or when 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 Ecosystem-Based Management and Groundfish Subcommittee meeting is to review an approach being developed by the Council’s Ecosystem Workgroup to develop ecosystem risk evaluation tables for several example groundfish species, their potential use in the Council process, and any intersection with the SSC’s scientific uncertainty buffers and stock category designations which result from the stock assessment process.
No management actions will be decided by the meeting participants. The participants’ role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the SSC and the Pacific Council at a future Council meeting. The Pacific Council and SSC are scheduled to consider the Ecosystem and Climate Information for Species, Fisheries, and Fishery Management Plan Initiative 4 at their March 2024 meeting in Fresno, California.
Additional optional background reading
To attend the online meeting
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If you have additional questions regarding the online meeting, please contact Marlene A. Bellman at 503-820-2414; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 414.