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Pacific Sardine Stock Assessment Review Panel meeting to be held February 24-27 in La Jolla, CA

Date: 24 February 2020 - 27 February 2020
Time: All-day
Location: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Pacific Room, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, California 92037

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel meeting to review the 2020 Pacific sardine stock assessment.  The meeting will be held Monday, February 24, 2020 through Thursday, February 27, 2020.  The meeting will start at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on February 24, and 8:30 a.m. on each subsequent day.  The meeting will continue until 5 p.m. each day or when business for the day has been completed.

Meeting agenda

Meeting purpose

The primary purpose of the meeting is to review the 2020 benchmark stock assessment for Pacific sardine, which will be used to set annual harvest specifications and management measures for the fishing year beginning July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The review panel will consist of three members of the Pacific Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Subcommittee on Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS), and two independent experts.  Representatives of the Pacific Council’s CPS Management Team and the CPS Advisory Subpanel will also participate in the review as advisers.

Meeting location

The meetings will be held at the following location:

NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Pacific Room
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Telephone: 858-546-7000
Driving Directions

Webinar option (SWFSC WebEx)

To attend the STAR panel meeting via webinar, please visit the Pacific Sardine  STAR panel webinar link, which will provide participant information.

Webinar attendees:  Should you need technical assistance, please contact Southwest Fisheries Science Center IT Help Desk team member Ravi Shiwmangal, phone 858-546-5638.

Additional information

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dale Sweetnam at dale.sweetnam@noaa.gov at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meetings, please contact Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; or toll free 1-866-806-7204.

This notice was published in the Federal Register on 01/31/2020.