The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to review new analyses conducted by the NMFS California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team that may potentially inform future annual reports to the Pacific Council on the state of the California Current Ecosystem. The online meeting will be held Friday, September 16, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
Purpose of the meeting
The SSC’s Ecosystem Subcommittee will review analyses conducted by the NMFS California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team. Specifically, the SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee will review the following two items: 1) strategic review of the salmon indicator portfolio, and 2) development of the climate change appendix. Members of the SSC’s Salmon Subcommittee, the Salmon Technical Team, and the Salmon Advisory Subpanel are encouraged to attend given the focus on environmental drivers informing future salmon management decisions.
No management actions will be decided by the SSC’s Ecosystem Subcommittee. The SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee members’ role will be the development of recommendations and a report for consideration by the SSC and the Pacific Council at their March 2023 meeting in Seattle, Washington.