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.