Pacific Mackerel Stock Assessment Review Panel meeting April 11-13, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel meeting to review the 2023 Pacific mackerel stock assessment. The meeting will be co-hosted by the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center. The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 11 through Thursday, April 13, 2023. The meeting will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and will continue until 5 p.m. or until business for the day has been completed.

The meeting will be held at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Room, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive in La Jolla, California 92037.This meeting will be held in a hybrid format, with the STAR Panel meeting in person but will be broadcast with 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 primary purpose of the meeting is to provide technical review of the Pacific mackerel stock assessment. The review panel will consist of at least three members of the Pacific Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Subcommittee on Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) and at least one independent expert from the Center for 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 materials

Meeting materials will be posted to this page as soon as they are available.

Webinar option (SWFSC WebEx)

Details will be posted to this page as soon as they are available.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dr. Annie Yau (annie.yau@noaa.gov; (858) 546-7170) at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Jessi Doerpinghaus at 503-820-2415; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 415.

Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel to hold online meeting March 3, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Friday, March 3, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to hold online meeting March 2, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team will hold an online meeting which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Coastal Pelagic Species Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting March 20-21, 2023

The Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to review revisions to the habitat model for the northern subpopulation of Pacific sardine and methods for analyzing and using the 2022 CPS survey.  The meeting is open to the public, and will be held Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, 2023 beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the SSC CPS Subcommittee’s meeting is to (a) review proposed changes to the habitat model for the northern subpopulation of Pacific sardine, (b) review how the habitat model is used to assign catches of Pacific sardine to the northern subpopulation, (c) review how the habitat model is used to define the area covered by the CPS survey that pertains to the northern subpopulation, and (d) review methods for analyzing and using the 2022 CPS survey data given disruptions.  Members of the Pacific Council’s CPS advisory bodies are encouraged to attend.   

Meeting Materials

Meeting materials will be posted to this page as soon as they are available.

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/465565723

Meeting ID: 465565723

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

Access Code / Meeting ID: 465565723

International numbers available: https://v.ringcentral.com/teleconference

Technical information

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

System requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8 or 10
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See your phone’s App Store and search for RingCentral meeting or visit RingCentral Mobile App site)

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 online meeting, please contact Jessi Doerpinghaus at 503-820-2415; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 415.

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team to hold meeting January 24-26, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) is holding a meeting, which is open to the public located at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Room, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive in La Jolla, California 92037. The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, or until business for the day has been completed, and Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until business for the day has been completed. This meeting will be held in a hybrid format, with the CPSMT meeting in person with livestreaming and remote participation options. 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 primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss and develop work products and recommendations for the Pacific Council’s April 2023 meeting.  Topics will include essential fish habitat review and Fishery Management Plan housekeeping.  Other items on the Pacific Council’s April agenda or future Council agendas may be discussed as well.  The CPSMT will also be discussing changes to the CPS stock assessment and fishery evaluation (SAFE) document. The meeting agenda will be available on the Pacific Council’s website in advance of the meeting.

Meeting materials

Draft agenda

Webinar option (SWFSC WebEx)

https://swfsc.webex.com/swfsc/j.php?MTID=m49d78ed65f0cb2ee21129e495fbb15a3

Password (if required): RecFish23!

Join by phone: +1-415-655-0002 (US, not toll-free)

Access code: 2490 210 1811

Join by video system: Dial 24902101811@swfsc.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter the meeting number: 2490 210 1811

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

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Matthew Craig at 858-546-7054 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding this meeting, please contact Jessi Doerpinghaus at 503-820-2415; toll free 1-866-806-7204.

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