June Council Meeting Schedule Change

Groundfish and Economics Subcommittees of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting October 12, 2023

Location: Online meeting only
Date: 12 October 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 non-trawl commercial fishery sablefish trip limit model used by the Pacific Council’s Groundfish Management Team.  The methodology review meeting is open to the public and will be held Thursday, October 12, 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 groundfish methodology review meeting is a follow-up to the prior review recommendations from the May 9, 2023 meeting, which aimed 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 Scientific and Statistical Committee will consider methodology review recommendations for use in informing management decisions at their November 2023 meeting in Garden Grove, California.

Meeting Materials


Groundfish Management Team Report on Updates to the Sablefish Trip Limit Model (report prepared for 12-Oct-2023 meeting)

Presentation:  2023 Methodology Review of the Sablefish Trip Limit Model; GMT Responses to SSC Subcommittee Recommendations

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link:

Meeting ID: 782366937

Or dial: +1 (650) 4191505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

Access Code / Meeting ID: 782366937

International numbers available:

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

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.