The Northeast Fisheries Science Center is convening a September 11-15, 2017 Groundfish Operational Stock Assessments Peer Review Meeting, which is addressing 20 groundfish stocks managed by the New England Fishery Management Council and included in the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan.

WHERE: The meeting will take place in the Stephen H. Clark Conference Room in the Aquarium Building at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA.

AGENDA OVERVIEW: The daily breakdown is as follows.

  • Monday, September 11 – Cod, haddock, and white hake stocks, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12 – Flounder stocks, 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 13 – Remaining flounder stocks and pollock, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 14 – Redfish, ocean pout, Atlantic wolffish, and public comment, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., follow-up discussion, summary, and writing, 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, September 15 – Review of species summaries, 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

AGENDA WITH DOCUMENTS: The online agenda and links to stock-by-stock working papers are available at Peer Review documents. Additional maps, figures, models, and background are available at Data Portal.

WEBINAR/TELECONFERENCE ACCESS: The public is invited to attend in person or listen via webinar or teleconference. Webinar/call-in information is available at webinar and via Groundfish Peer Review.

PEER REVIEW PANEL: The peer reviewers are: Patrick Sullivan, Cornell University (chair); Patrick Lynch, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology; Gary Nelson, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries; and Jim Berkson, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology.

RELATED EVENTS: Details about the Assessment Oversight Panel Meeting and Port Outreach Meetings that preceded the Peer Review, as well as background regarding assessment types, can be found at NEFSC.