PORTLAND, Oregon — The Pacific Fisheries Management Council’s Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will be meeting Jan. 16-18 in Portland, Oregon to discuss management strategies for Pacific bluefin tuna and drift gillnet performance metrics, among other topics.
Also on tap at the HMSMT meeting: North Pacific albacore fishing effort characterization, pelagic shallow-set long-line scoping and deep-set buoy gear range of alternatives.
The January meetings will be held at Hyatt Place Portland Airport/Cascade Station, Meeting Place 3a, 9750 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97220. The first day starts at 1 p.m.; the next two days both start at 8:30 a.m. Each day’s meeting will continue until all matters on the respective agenda are completed.
Deep-set buoy gear range of alternatives and a review of exempted fishing permit status will kick off the second day of meetings; also to be discussed on Jan. 18 are pelagic shallow-set long-line scoping, North Pacific Albacore fishing effort characterization and management strategies for Pacific bluefin tuna.
Drift gillnet performance metrics will be discussed on Jan. 18.
The HMSMT meeting is open to the public. Please contact the team at 503-288-2808 with any questions.
The management team will meet with the Pacific Council’s Ad Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup on Jan. 16 to discuss climate scenario planning topics.