The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a week-long work session, which is open to the public. The GMT meeting will be held Monday, January 9, 2023, from 1:00 p.m., Pacific Time, until business for the day is completed. The GMT will reconvene Tuesday, January 10 through Friday, January 13, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. until business for each day has been completed. The meeting will be held online and in person at the Pacific Fishery Management Council Office, Large Conference Room, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, Oregon 97220-1384.
Purpose of the meeting
The primary purpose of this week-long work session is for the GMT to prepare for 2023 Pacific Council meetings. Specific agenda items will include: Amendment 31 groundfish stock definitions, workload and new groundfish management measure prioritization, non-trawl Rockfish Conservation Area management, pot gear marking, and GMT chair/vice chair elections. The GMT may also address groundfish management actions the Pacific Council has indicated on their year-at-a-glance calendar, such as sablefish gear switching and the 2025/2026 harvest specifications and management measure process. A detailed agenda will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting. The meeting is open to the public, except for a single closed session which will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Monday January 9.