Pacific Hake/Whiting Treaty Meeting Notice: Scientific Review Group, February 14-17, 2022
Information for attending the February 14-17, 2022, meeting
The Scientific Review Group (SRG) will hold its annual meeting on February 14-17, 2022, to review and provide a report on the draft 2022 stock assessment authored by the Treaty’s Joint Technical Committee (JTC), and related hake science.
Preliminary agenda items include: an overview of the 2021 Pacific hake/whiting acoustic-trawl survey, 2021 fisheries, presentation and review of the 2022 draft stock assessment, the ongoing Management Strategy Evaluation, 2022 research planned by the hake Survey Team, and discussion of other recent and planned hake research projects. This meeting is open to the public and opportunity for public comment will be provided every day.
The meeting details are attached below.
Meeting Dates & Planned Times*:
Monday, February 14: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 15: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 16: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 17: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m, if needed.
* Please note: Daily ending times are tentative, and may be altered, depending on agenda progress. Thursday's session is planned as an opportunity for SRG report review and editing, if that is needed. No science presentations are planned for Thursday.
Meeting Location: Online webinar meeting
Webinar Connection Information:
1) To join the Google meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, click the link below or paste it into your browser:
If you are planning to use your computer's audio to access the meeting, you can simply hit the blue 'Join now' button (as shown, below) to access the meeting. Alternatively, you can select the link, below that, to 'Join and use a phone for audio'. In the latter case, you have options to either dial in, on a toll line, or be called, in order to establish an audio connection with the meeting. To the left of those links will be a small window that provides a preview of your camera feed. In the upper right-hand corner of that window are three vertically-aligned dots. Clicking on those will open a menu, where the bottom item is 'Settings' (which is also always available at the bottom of the meeting window after joining). Clicking Settings will allow you to test and select audio and video options for your participation in the webinar before joining.
2) To join the meeting by phone-only:
- US (toll): +1 617-675-4444
- Canada (toll): +1 226-213-8281
- Meeting ID/Access Code: 433 326 376 4476#
3) After joining the meeting:
At the bottom-center of the meeting window you will find a series of buttons:
The first 3 toggle on/off (1) your mic, (2) your camera, and (3) closed captioning. The 4th button allows you to raise your hand to be recognized to ask a question or comment. We ask all participants to mute themselves when not speaking to the meeting, and encourage everyone to be recognized, after raising their hand, before asking a question or commenting. Although this is a public meeting, it is anticipated that most discussion will involve SRG members and those who are presenting. To the extent that the flow of the meeting can be maintained, the Chairs will attempt to accommodate questions/comments from the public throughout the course of each agenda item, however, this will be at the Chairs' discretion. A public comment period is scheduled near the close of each day. If you are experiencing bandwidth issues (e.g., distortion of the meeting's sound), or do not wish to be seen, simply turn off your camera. The 3 vertical dots provide access to set-up options, and also allow you to make changes in how the meeting is displayed on your computer. Warning: hitting the red button will disconnect you from the meeting!
Towards the bottom-right are two other helpful buttons:
The first, with torso images, allows you to see all of the participants in the meeting, in a pane that will open to the right of the main view. This can be helpful for determining who is speaking. The button to its right initiates a chat pane. This can be used to send messages to the group or individuals in attendance. This feature may be used to provide useful links or other information throughout the meeting. Questions or concise comments may be posed by the public via the chat window, however, conducting alternative discussions via the chat window during meeting sessions is inappropriate.
Participants are encouraged to join the Google meeting 10-15 minutes early, particularly the first time, so we can troubleshoot any connection problems. If you have technical issues, please contact
Information about the Pacific hake/whiting treaty and the 2020-2021 treaty meeting schedule can be found at NOAA Fisheries website: