Highly Migratory Species Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting February 4-5, 2021

Location: Online meeting only; no public listening station due to COVID-19
Date: 4 February 20215 February 2021
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The Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to advise on a best scientific information available (BSIA) determination by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on the use of new stock assessments to determine management limit reference points and status determination criteria (SDC) for managing bigeye and yellowfin tunas.  The meeting is open to the public.

The SSC HMS Subcommittee’s online meeting will be held Thursday, February 4, 2021 beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) and continuing until 5 p.m. or until business for the day has been completed.  The meeting will reconvene, if needed, on Friday, February 5, 2021 beginning at 9 a.m. PST and continuing until 1 p.m. or until business for the day has been completed.

Meeting Agenda

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the SSC HMS Subcommittee meeting is to discuss new stock assessments for bigeye and yellowfin tunas, which use a new probabilistic framework for informing management decisions.  Specifically, the SSC HMS Subcommittee members and NMFS staff will discuss recommendations for maximum fishing mortality threshold proxies for SDC determinations based on BSIA for these tropical tuna species using new probabilistic assessments, as well as options for using probabilistic framework assessment for HMS status determinations, more generally.

The SSC HMS Subcommittee members’ role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the SSC and the Pacific Council at the March meeting of the Pacific Council.

To attend the online meeting

  1. Join the meeting by using this link: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/join
  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 149-442-7623 and click JOIN
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Technical information

Attendee instructions

System requirements

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For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Krause or call/text 503-820-2419.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact John DeVore at 503-820-2413;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.