Groundfish Management Team to hold online meeting June 10, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting of its Groundfish Management Team (GMT) to discuss items on the Pacific Council’s June 2021 meeting agenda.  This meeting is open to the public. The online meeting will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.  The scheduled ending time for this GMT meeting is an estimate, the meeting will adjourn when business for the day is completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of the GMT webinar is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s June 2021 agenda items.  The GMT will discuss items related to groundfish management and administrative Pacific Council agenda items.  A detailed agenda for the webinar will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting.  The GMT may also address other assignments relating to groundfish management.  No management actions will be decided by the GMT.

To attend the online meeting

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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 meeting, please contact  Todd Phillips at 503-820-2426; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 426.

Scientific and Statistical Committee’s Economics and Groundfish Subcommittees to hold online meeting May 26, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC) Economics and Groundfish Subcommittees will hold a meeting to review a new Quota Share Owners’ Cost Survey to inform decisions on the west coast limited entry trawl catch shares program and to do some initial planning on an upcoming review of the limited entry fixed gear sablefish program. The online meeting will be held Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, and it will be open to the public.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the SSC Economics and Groundfish Subcommittees’ meeting will be to review a new Quota Shares Owners’ Cost Survey proposed by the Northwest Fisheries Science Center to inform future management decisions on the west coast limited entry trawl catch shares program.  The SSC Economics and Groundfish Subcommittees will also work with Pacific Council staff to plan the upcoming review of the limited entry fixed gear sablefish program. The SSC Economics and Groundfish Subcommittees’ reports are scheduled to be presented to the full SSC and the Pacific Council at the June 2021 Pacific Council meeting.

Meeting Materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

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For the best audio experience, please use computer audio. If you are not able to use the RingCentral application via computer or mobile device, please join the “audio only” portion of the online meeting by calling one of the numbers below.

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+1(646)3573664

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

Technical information

Attendee instructions

How to join a RingCentral Meeting

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)

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 meeting, please contact  John DeVore at 503-820-2413; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 413.

Offshore Wind News

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Three Groundfish Stock Assessment Review Panels Scheduled to be Held Online

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene three Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panels this year to review new stock assessments for Dover sole, spiny dogfish, lingcod, and vermilion and sunset rockfishes.  These STAR Panel meetings are open to the public, and will be held online. Dates and times of the STAR Panel meetings […]

Request for Proposal – Sablefish Management Strategy Evaluation Facilitator

Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is soliciting proposals from a qualified person or group to facilitate a three-day webinar-based workshop scheduled for April 27-29, 2021 to solicit stakeholder recommendations for fishery objectives, performance metrics for assessing the attainment of fishery objectives, and alternative management strategies to be evaluated via a management strategy evaluation (MSE) of […]

Pre-Assessment Workshop for Lingcod and Vermilion/Sunset Rockfishes to be held online March 29, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and the National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest and Southwest Fisheries Science Centers will hold an online workshop to review data and analyses proposed to inform new assessments for lingcod and vermilion/sunset rockfishes scheduled to be conducted this year.  The workshop is open to the public. The pre-assessment workshop will be held Monday, March 29, 2021 beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time and continuing until business for the day has been completed, no later than 4 p.m.

Workshop agenda

Proposed Agenda, March 29, 2021: Pre-Assessment Workshop for 2021 Groundfish Stock Assessments of Lingcod and Vermilion/Sunset Rockfishes

Purpose of the workshop

The purpose of the pre-assessment workshop is to review data and analyses proposed to inform 2021 assessments for lingcod and vermilion/sunset rockfishes.  Stock assessment teams will solicit advice from data stewards, stakeholders, and fishery managers knowledgeable about these stocks and these data to prepare for these assessments.

No management actions will be decided by the workshop participants.  The participants’ role will be development of recommendations for consideration by the stock assessment teams assigned to conduct these assessments.  Assessments for these stocks are tentatively scheduled for peer review in July 2021 Stock Assessment Review (STAR) panels (July 12-16 for lingcod and July 26-30 for vermilion/sunset rockfishes).  The Pacific Council and the Pacific Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee are scheduled to consider these draft assessments for use in informing management decisions at their September 2021 meeting.

To attend the online workshop

  1. Join the meeting by using this link: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/join
  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 149-457-4258 and click JOIN
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  1. Enter your name and click JOIN.
  2. You may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing the TOLL number provided on your screen, followed by the meeting ID and participant ID (also provided on the screen)
  3. Once connected, you will be in the meeting, seeing other participants and a shared screen, if applicable.

For the best audio experience, please use computer audio. If you are not able to use the RingCentral application via computer or mobile device, please join the “audio only” portion of the online meeting by calling one of the numbers below.

iPhone one-tap :

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1(623)4049000,,1494574258#(US West)

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Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1(623)4049000 (US West)

+1(650)2424929

+1(720)9027700 (US Central)

+1(213)2505700

+1(346)9804201

+1(470)8692200 (US East)

+1(646)3573664

+1(773)2319226 (US North)

+1(312)2630281

+1(469)4450100 (US South)

Meeting ID: 149 457 4258

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

Technical information

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.

Groundfish Management Team to hold online meeting March 26, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting of its Groundfish Management Team (GMT) to discuss items on the Pacific Council’s April 2021 meeting agenda. This meeting is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Friday, March 26, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Fact Sheet: Salmon

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Fact Sheet: Electronic monitoring

At-sea monitoring of all fishing trips (100% monitoring) is required as part of the Council’s groundfish trawl catch share program in order to account for discards. Currently, this monitoring is conducted by human observers. From 2012 to 2018, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) studied the use of electronic monitoring (EM) to examine its potential […]

Fact Sheet: Trawl catch shares

First, a little history The story of catch shares begins in 2000, when the groundfish fishery was declared a Federal disaster. Several species had been declared overfished, and the Council used trip limits to manage the fishery for species other than whiting. (Trip limits set the amount of fish allowed to be landed in a […]