December 1-2, 2015
Hotel Deca, Seattle

Schedule and Agenda


  • All sessions will be held at the Hotel Deca.
  • All sessions except Executive and Finance and Administration are open to public attendance.
  • All public sessions will be webcast. Webcast sessions will also take audience comments and questions as directed by the Chair.
  • Topics not completed Tuesday will be taken up in the Wednesday morning session.

Tuesday, 1 December

[Webinar recording]

0800-0830 Executive Session (not open to public)

0900-1230 Staff Presentations and Discussion (webcast)

Review of the 2015 fisheries - Gilroy [Presentation]

The 2015 stock assessment and 2016 harvest decision table - Stewart [Presentation]

Public questions and comment

Lunch Break

1330-1700 Staff Presentations and Discussion (webcast)

MSAB / MSE report - MSAB Co-Chairs / Leaman [Presentation]

SRB report - Ianelli

Bycatch and total mortality discussion

Review of letters and meetings with NPFMC and NMFS - Leaman

NPFMC draft Halibut Management Framework - Oliver

Review of Discard Mortality Rate background and use - Leaman

Framework for abundance-based PSC limits - Martell [Presentation]

Glossary of definitions for IPHC and NPFMC processes - Stewart/Webster

Public questions and comment

Wednesday, 2 December

[Webinar recording]

0800-0830 Executive Session (not open to public)

0900-1130 Continuation of Staff Presentations and Discussion (webcast)

Complete any items left from Tuesday's session

Survey expansion: review of 2015 and plans for 2016 - Webster [Presentation]

EBS setline survey expansion and trawl calibration

EBS setline survey Figure 1

Indexing density in southern Area 2A using West Coast trawl survey data

Regulatory proposals - Gilroy

Retention of halibut in pots - NPFMC discussion paper (updated 4Dec2015)- Oliver

Planning and expectations for Annual Meeting 2015 - Keith

Public questions and comment

Lunch Break

1230-1600 Finance and Administration (not open to public)