United States and Canada Pacific Hake/ Whiting Agreement Joint Management Committee Meeting

August 17, 2020

Public Notice: NMFS-SEA-20-25. For more information, contact Stacey Miller, stacey.miller@noaa.gov, (503) 231-6290.

The Joint Management Committee, created under the Pacific Whiting Agreement between the Governments of the United States and Canada, will meet online to plan for the 2021 Pacific Hake/Whiting meetings and discuss the ongoing Management Strategy Evaluation.

The meeting is open to the public and time will be provided for public comment.

Meeting Date/Time

Wednesday, August 26, 2020; 9:00 am - 5:30 pm      

Virtual Meeting Information

Please click the link below to join the Webex meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:


To join the meeting by phone, dial:  
    US (toll): +1-415-527-5035
    Canada (toll): +1-647-794-4163
    Enter the meeting ID/ Access code: 199 931 6777

Preliminary Agenda

 9:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions 
 9:15 a.m.  Review/Edit/Approve Agenda
 9:30 a.m.  Report out on Fishing Season
                    - Canada (AP)
                    - U.S. (AP)

 10:00 a.m.  Report out on the July 31/August 21 JMC Closed Session Meetings
 11:30 a.m.  Discuss Draft JMC/AP/JTC/SRG Schedule for 2021 TAC Decision
 12:00 p.m.  Lunch Break 
  1:00 p.m.   Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) Review of Results (Dr. Kristin Marshall) 
  2:00 p.m.   Current Plans and Ongoing MSE Work for 2020-2021 (Dr. Kristin Marshall) 
  2:45 p.m.   Break 
  3:00 p.m.   MSE Research Update (Dr. Cathleen Vestfals)
  3:30 p.m.   JMC Discussion and Requests of MSE Analyst Team  
  4:30 p.m.   Public Comment  
  5:00 p.m.   Review Next Steps and Tasks
  5:30 p.m.   Adjourn

Information about the Pacific Hake / Whiting Treaty 
Information about the treaty including background documents for this meeting can be found at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/west-coast/laws-and-policies/pacific-hake-whiting-treaty

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on August 17, 2020