Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

2016-01-06T11:17:15+00:00 January 6, 2016|
Over 80 species of groundfish are managed or monitored under a Federal West Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan that is administered by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. (Credit: NOAA)

(Click to enlarge) Over 80 species of groundfish are managed or monitored under a Federal West Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan that is administered by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. (Credit: NOAA)

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a joint webinar meeting of its Ad Hoc Trawl Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee (GEMPAC) and Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Technical Advisory Committee (GEMTAC), which is open to the public.

(From the Federal Register) — The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss draft regulations that would implement the Pacific Council’s electronic monitoring policies for the limited entry groundfish midwater trawl whiting fishery, and the limited entry fixed gear fishery fishing under the non-trawl shorebased individual fishing quota program.Show citation box

Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the GEMPAC’s and GEMTAC’s intent to take final action to address the emergency.

 Read the full article here: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/01/04/2015-33046/pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting