Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel to hold online meeting June 2, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) is holding an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this meeting is for the HMSAS to familiarize its members with relevant topics to be taken up at the June 2022 Pacific Council meeting and begin considering the contents of reports the HMSAS may wish to submit to the Council.

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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.

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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 online meetings, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Highly Migratory Species Management Team continues online meeting April 29, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) is holding an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting began Friday, April 22, 2022 and continues Friday, April 29, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this meeting is for the HMSMT to review preliminary modeling results used to evaluate the range of alternatives for high priority protected species hard caps in the California large mesh drift gillnet fishery adopted by the Council in November 2021, consider any modifications or updates to model specifications, and discuss the contents of its report for the June 2022 Council meeting on its preliminary evaluation of the alternatives. The HMSMT also may discuss other topics of interest relevant to the June 2022 Council meeting agenda.

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Agenda

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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 meetings, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Highly Migratory Species Management Team to hold online meeting April 22, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) is holding an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Friday, April 22, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time and continues Friday, April 29, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Commercial fishery descriptions

Surface hook-and-line fishery for albacore This has been an economically valuable fishery for all three West Coast states for more than 100 years. The closure of West Coast canneries in the early 1980s led to precipitous drop in the number vessels landing albacore. In recent years landings have been concentrated in the Oregon ports of […]

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.

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Agenda

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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.