Highly Migratory Species Management Team to hold online meeting October 12-13, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) is holding a meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, beginning at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) until business is completed and continues Wednesday, October 13, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) and concluding when business is completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the meeting is for the HMSMT to discuss the contents of reports it would submit to the Pacific Council on topics included on the November 2021 Pacific Council meeting and future Pacific Council meetings. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, a range of alternatives for hard caps for the California large mesh driftnet fishery and updates to the Pacific Council’s Swordfish Management and Monitoring Plan. The HMSMT may also discuss other HMS-related topics not currently scheduled on Pacific Council meeting agendas.

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Technical information

How to join a RingCentral Meeting

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 workshop, please contact Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.

NMFS announces draft EIS available for deep-set buoy gear authorization, Amendment 6 to the HMS FMP

NOAA Fisheries announces the release of a draft environmental impact statement (EIS), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, which includes an analysis of the potential short- and long-term impacts of the proposed action to authorize fishing with deep-set buoy gear (DSBG) in federal waters off the U.S. West Coast, on the human […]

Highly Migratory Species Management Team to hold online meeting June 3-4, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and Friday, June 4, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time and continuing until business is completed.

The HMSMT completed all of its business on Thursday, June 3 and will not meet on Friday June 4.

Purpose of the meeting

The HMSMT will discuss the contents and production of the HMS Stock Status and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) document. On the Council’s website, the SAFE document is provided online and periodically updated with information on HMS fisheries, management of fisheries, and the status of stocks. At this meeting, the HMSMT will particularly focus on methods to provide data on commercial and recreational fisheries and consider topics that need to be expanded or added to the SAFE document.

Meeting Materials

Agenda

To attend the online meeting

The meeting is concluded.

Technical information

How to join a RingCentral Meeting

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 workshop, please contact Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Marine Planning News

This is a resource page that summarizes and updates readers about what’s happening in offshore wind, aquaculture, and other marine planning activities and issues off the U.S. West Coast. BOEM = Bureau of Ocean Energy ManagementNOAA = National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Upcoming events The Pacific Council’s Marine Planning Committee will hold a meeting Wednesday, […]

Fact Sheet: Highly migratory species

“Highly migratory species” (HMS) include tuna, some shark species, and billfish—species that range widely through the ocean, often crossing international borders. These pelagic species live in the water of the open ocean, although they may spend part of their life cycle in nearshore waters. HMS are harvested by U.S. commercial and recreational fishers and by […]

Nominations to the 2021-2023 Permanent Advisory Committee for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

NOAA Fisheries is seeking nominations for the Permanent Advisory Committee established under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act. The Committee, composed of individuals from groups concerned with the fisheries covered by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention, will be given the opportunity to provide input to the United States Commissioners to […]

Fact Sheet: Exempted fishing permits

Exempted fishing permits (EFPs) allow for fishing activities that are exempt from the usual fishing regulations. They are a way for people and organizations involved in the fishery to experiment with new gears or techniques. The Council recommends EFPs to National Marine Fisheries Service, which is responsible for granting them. Examples of past projects supported […]

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

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.