Groundfish and Economics Subcommittees of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting May 9, 2023

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Date: 9 May 2023
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The Groundfish and Economics Subcommittees of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will convene an online meeting to review the sablefish trip limit model used by the Pacific Council’s Groundfish Management Team in commercial non-trawl fisheries management.  The methodology review meeting is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2023 from 9 a.m. until 3 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 groundfish methodology review meeting is to evaluate proposed data inputs, modeling approaches, potential improvements, and any other pertinent information related to the sablefish trip limit model used in commercial non-trawl fisheries management. This review is planned in preparation for the 2025-2026 biennial groundfish management cycle.  The results of this review are not considered final until reviewed by the full SSC at a future Pacific Council meeting. 

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 at a future Pacific Council meeting.  The Pacific Council and SSC are scheduled to consider methodology review recommendations for use in informing management decisions at their September 2023 meeting in Spokane, Washington.

Meeting Materials


Methodology Review Material

Presentation by Whitney Roberts (WDFW, GMT): 2023 Methodology Review of the Sablefish Trip Limit Model May 9, 2023 Groundfish and Economic Subcommittees Workshop

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.