Meetings of the Scientific Review Group and Joint Management Committee

February 02, 2018

Public Notice: NMFS-SEA-18-04. For information, contact: Frank Lockhart (206) 526-6142.

The Scientific Review Group (SRG) and the Joint Management Committee (JMC) created under the Pacific Whiting Treaty between the Governments of the United States and Canada will meet on February 26- March 1 and March 5- 7, respectively in Lynnwood, Washington.

The purpose of the SRG meeting will be to review the Pacific Hake/ Whiting draft stock assessment and related scientific issues. The assessment is scheduled to be available on the whiting treaty website (listed at the end of this notice) on February 12, 2018.

The purpose of the JMC meeting is to review the stock assessment, receive reports from the advisory bodies, and to make a final Total Allowable Catch recommendation to the parties.

Agendas for both meetings will be made available on the whiting treaty website (listed at the end of this notice).

SRG Meeting Times

February 26 - March 1, 2018

Monday, February 26: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 27: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 28: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 1: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

JMC Meeting Time

March 5 - 7, 2018.

Specific times for the JMC have not been determined but the meeting will likely start the morning of March 5 and conclude the afternoon of March 7.

Meeting Location

Lynnwood Convention Center

3711 196th St SW

Lynnwood, WA 98036

RG Meeting: Room 2A

JMC Meeting: Room 1D

Accommodation

Best Western Alderwood

19332 36th Avenue W

Lynnwood, WA 98036

The hotel is a 3-5 minute walk from the meeting location.

The block of lodging rooms for both the SRG and the JMC meeting is now set up, and the hotel is ready to accept reservations under the group name "Hake SRG and JMC Group”.

To make your reservation, either:

The group rate is $85/night + tax, and reservations under the group rate are available until February 11th. After that date, room rates are based on availability.

Information about the Pacific Whiting Treaty

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on July 22, 2019