NACO

National Association of Charterboat Operators

South of Humbug Pacific Halibut Workgroup Meeting

The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc South of Humbug Pacific Halibut Workgroup (SHPHW) will hold a conference call to finalize a report summarizing the biological,
assessment, monitoring, and allocation history of Pacific halibut in the area south of Humbug Mt.

The conference call will be held Tuesday, August 15, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call, with a listening station provided at the Pacific Council Office, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384, telephone: (503) 820-2280.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chuck Tracy, Staff Officer, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

The purpose of the work session is to finalize a report relative to the Pacific Halibut stock assessment, catch apportionment process, and catch monitoring in Area 2A, with the objective of reporting how additional information from south of the Oregon/California border could be integrated into existing processes. The report is scheduled to be presented to the Pacific Council at the September, 2012 Pacific Council meeting in Boise, ID.

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