[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 82 (Friday, April 28, 2023)]
[Pages 26276-26277]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-08972]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XC909]

Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad 
Hoc Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) is holding an online meeting, which is 
open to the public.

DATES: The online meeting will be held Monday, May 15, 2023, from 10 
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 17, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held online. Specific meeting 
information, including directions on how to join the meeting and system 
requirements will be provided in the meeting announcement on the 
Pacific Council's website (see www.pcouncil.org). You may send an email 
to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt ([email protected]) or contact him at 
(503) 820-2412 for technical assistance.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kit Dahl, Staff Officer, Pacific 
Council; telephone: (503) 820-2422.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EWG presented a proposed workplan for 
the Fishery Ecosystem Plan Ecosystem and Climate Information Initiative 
(Initiative 4), which the Council endorsed. Under this initiative, in 
the near term the EWG will develop risk tables and related 
methodologies to integrate ecosystem and climate information into 
Council decision-making on harvest specifications for petrale sole and 
possibly other species. In addition to petrale sole, the Council also 
asked the EWG to consider development of related methodologies for 
sablefish, Pacific sardine, and Chinook salmon. The EWG will present 
draft risk tables and related methodologies to the Council at its 
September meeting. Risk tables are a structured approach to integrate 
ecosystem and climate information into the decision-making process. At 
its meeting the EWG will begin developing risk tables and related 
methodologies for selected species in consultation with members of the 
Council's Groundfish Management Team. The EWG also may discuss and 
begin planning potential initiative-related activities following the 
September Council meeting.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues 
specifically listed in this

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document and any issues arising after publication of this document 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt 
([email protected]; (503) 820-2412) at least 10 days prior to 
the meeting date.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: April 24, 2023.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2023-08972 Filed 4-27-23; 8:45 am]