Federal Fisheries Council Prepares for October Meeting

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will take on
Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management issues, community development quota
Pacific cod fishery development and the observer annual deployment plan in
October in Anchorage.
The agenda for the 219th plenary session is still
being developed and not all documents are available, but the council has
posted all materials available at this time online at http://legistar2.granicus.com/npfmc/meetings/2014/10/894_A_North_Pacific_Council_14-10-06_Meeting_Agenda.pdf
Council staff said Sept. 2 that the agenda would be
continually updated with associated documents as they are released.
For information on how to access these documents through an iPad app called iLegislate, please call the NPFMC at 1-907-271-2809.
The meeting at the Anchorage Hilton hotel will be broadcast
at https://npfmc.adobeconnect.com/october2014.

Adobe connect has an app for listening on mobile devices.

Three other fisheries related meetings are also being held the
week of the council meeting.  They
include a workshop for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s
Recreational Fishing Policy on the evening of Oct. 7, a Steller sea lion
critical habitat workshop on the evening of Oct. 8, and a Bering Sea fisheries
ecosystem plan public hearing on the evening of Oct. 9.

All meetings are open to the public, with the exception of
executive sessions of the council. 
Council staff said that other committee and work group meetings may be
scheduled on short notice during the week.