Highly Migratory Species Management Team to hold online meeting August 8-9, 2023

Location: Online only, no public listening station
Date: 8 August 20239 August 2023
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The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2023, and Wednesday, August 9, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time or until business for the day is 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 this online HMSMT meeting is to plan for a joint meeting with the Pacific Council’s HMS Advisory Subpanel concurrent with the September 2023 Pacific Council meeting. The Pacific Council directed its two HMS advisory bodies to meet jointly to develop a detailed proposal for a workshop involving stakeholders. The objective of such a workshop would be to consider the development of fisheries for swordfish and other economically important species caught in the California large-mesh gillnet (DGN) fishery. This discussion is in the context of the transition of the DGN fishery as mandated by the Drift Gillnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act.

Meeting materials


If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.