Pre-Assessment Workshop for Shortspine Thornyhead, Rex Sole, and Petrale Sole to be held online March 20, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and the National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Fisheries Science Center will convene an online pre-assessment workshop to review proposed data and modeling approaches to inform groundfish stock assessments for shortspine thornyhead, rex sole, and petrale sole, scheduled for assessment during 2023. 

Pre-Assessment Workshop for Copper, Canary, and Black Rockfish to be held online January 31 & February 1, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and the National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest and Southwest Fisheries Science Centers will convene an online pre-assessment workshop to review proposed data and modeling approaches to inform groundfish stock assessments for copper rockfish, canary rockfish, and black rockfish, scheduled for assessment during 2023.

Groundfish Management Team to hold work session January 9-13, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a week-long work session, which is open to the public.  The GMT meeting will be held Monday, January 9, 2023,  from 1:00 p.m., Pacific Time, until business for the day is completed. The GMT will reconvene Tuesday, January 10 through Friday, January 13, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. until business for each day has been completed. The meeting will be held online and in person at the Pacific Fishery Management Council Office, Large Conference Room, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, Oregon  97220-1384.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of this week-long work session is for the GMT to prepare for 2023 Pacific Council meetings.  Specific agenda items will include: Amendment 31 groundfish stock definitions, workload and new groundfish management measure prioritization, non-trawl Rockfish Conservation Area management, pot gear marking, and GMT chair/vice chair elections.  The GMT may also address groundfish management actions the Pacific Council has indicated on their year-at-a-glance calendar, such as sablefish gear switching and the 2025/2026 harvest specifications and management measure process. A detailed agenda will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting. The meeting is open to the public, except for a single closed session which will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Monday January 9.

Meeting materials

Agenda

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Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2412 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.

Groundfish Management Team to hold online meeting November 28, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a one-day webinar meeting of its Groundfish Management Team (GMT)to discuss outcomes of the November Pacific Council meeting and to initiate discussions and analyses on groundfish items on the Pacific Council’s March and April 2023 agendas.

Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory and Technical Advisory Committees to meet October 28, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory and Technical Advisory Committees (GEMPAC/TAC) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Friday, October 28, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Pacific Time, or until business for the day is completed. This meeting is a continuation from the meeting held on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Purpose of the meeting

The primary purpose of this meeting is for the GEMPAC/TAC to review materials and prepare recommendations for the November 2022 Pacific Council meeting regarding potential changes to the Pacific Council’s electronic monitoring program.

Meeting materials

Agenda

Attachment 1: Title 50 – Wildlife and Fisheries

Attachment 2: Federal Register Notice

Attachment 3: Electronic Monitoring Program Manual

Attachment 4: 2021 West Coast Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Program

Attachment 5: GEMPAC – Subgroup 2 – Draft report – October 2022

Attachment 6: EM Trusted Provider / PSMFC Manual Draft

Attachment 7: GEMPAC IFQ Quota attainment datasheet (Excel file – downloads before opening)

Attachment 8: IFQ Allowable Discard List (Excel file – downloads before opening)

Attachment 9:  West Coast Electronic Monitoring Updates

Meeting Recording

https://youtu.be/aWPT4ppMVJU

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 Brett Wiedoff at 503-820-2424; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 424.

Space is still available – Marine Resource Education Program workshop series (2022-2023)

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is happy to announce a two-part Marine Resources Education Program West Coast Fisheries Science & Management workshop series October 4-6, 2022 (science) and January 17-19, 2023 (management). Applications are being accepted now. Interested fishermen should apply as soon as possible at https://mrep.gmri.org/apply (please note, the deadline has been extended as space is still […]