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The focus of this second set of Atlantic Cod Stock Structure Workshops is to gather input on potential management changes and the possible economic and social impacts that could occur if changes to the current two-stock structure for Atlantic cod are made.

Register HERE for the Management Workshops.

The five workshops will be held on the following dates: 

  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Setting the Groundwork
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Gathering Regional Perspectives from Southern New England and Georges Bank East & West
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Gathering Regional Perspectives from the Gulf of Maine East & West
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Focusing on Recreational Fishing Perspectives
  • Monday, September 20, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.,* Evaluating Tradeoffs to Adjusting Management Measures

 * This final workshop may go beyond 3:00 p.m. in order to allow enough time for a full and complete conversation.

Agendas for the Atlantic cod management workshops will be posted shortly on the 2021 Workshop Webpage.


The New England Fishery Management Council and Northeast Fisheries Science Center, with contracted support from the University of New Hampshire and New Hampshire Sea Grant, decided to host two sets of public workshops to gain additional perspectives on science and management issues associated with a potential change in the stock status of Atlantic cod. More information about the evolution of this work is available on the NOAA Fisheries Atlantic Cod Stock Structure Working Group webpage.

Three science/assessment workshops were held by webinar on June 1, June 7, and June 25, 2021. A fourth workshop was scheduled for July 1 as a backup but turned out to be unnecessary. The agendas and all presentations for the science/assessment workshops are posted HERE on the workshop webpage. These workshops focused on assessment prospects and data needs for all stocks of Atlantic cod. 

Next up are the five management workshops outlined above.