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Groundfish Documents

Terms of Reference

1. GF PDT Presentation, Council Staff
2. GF PDT memo to SSC re Gulf of Maine haddock OFLs and ABCs for FY2024 and FY2025
3. Risk Policy Matrix for Gulf of Maine haddock
4. Gulf of Maine Haddock Management Track Stock Assessment, 2022
5. Peer Review Report, Fall Management Track Stock Assessments, 2022
6. SSC to Nies re Terms of Reference – Overfishing Limits and Acceptable Biological Catches for Groundfish Stocks, Nov. 9, 2022
7. Pentony to Reid re groundfish stock status 2022, Jan. 26, 2023
8. Final Rule for Framework Adjustment 65 and Emergency Action for GOM haddock
9. Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Emergency Action for GOM haddock
10. FY2022 Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Catch Report, GARFO

Scallop Documents

Terms of Reference

1. Staff Presentation
2. SSC Final Report on OFL and ABC for Scallop Framework 36, November 16, 2022 - Updated
3. Scallop PDT recommendations for 2024 and 2025 (default) OFL and ABC - Updated
4. Fall 2020 Sea Scallop Management Track Assessment
a. Assessment Update Report, September 2020
b. Management Track Peer Review Panel Report, September 2020. See pp.8-12.
5. Risk Policy Matrix (2023) - Atlantic Sea Scallops

Background Documents - Scallops
6. Scallop PDT recommendations for 2022-2023 (default) ABC, dated October 7, 2022.
7. Yochum, N. and DuPaul, W.D. 2008. Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 27, No.2, 265-271.
8. Hart, D.R. 2013. Quantifying the tradeoff between precaution and yield in fishery reference points. ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi.10.1093/icesjms/fss204
9. 65th Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (65th SAW), 2018
a. Assessment Report
b. SARC 65 – Scallop Appendix A1 – Sea Scallop Growth
c. SARC 65 – Scallop Appendix A2 – Scallop Shell Height/Meat Weight Relationships
10. 2020 Management Track Assessment – Appendix I, CASA Models
11. Hodgdon, C.T., Torre, M., and Chen, Y. 2020. Spatiotemporal variability in Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) growth in the Northern Gulf of Maine. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., 51: 15–31.
12. Chang, J.H., Shank, B.V. and Hart, D.R., 2017. A comparison of methods to estimate abundance and biomass from belt transect surveys. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 15(5), pp.480-494.
13. Hart, D. R., Munroe, D. M., Caracappa, J. C., Haidvogel, D., Shank, B. V., Rudders, D. B., Klinck, J. M., Hofmann, E. E., and Powell, E. N. 2020. Spillover of sea scallops from rotational closures in the Mid-Atlantic Bight (United States). ICES Journal of Marine Science, 77: 1992– 2002.
14. Rudders, D., S. Roman, A. Trembanis, and D. Ferraro. 2019. A study to assess the effect of tow duration and estimate dredge efficiency for the VIMS sea scallop dredge. survey: final report. Marine Resource Report No. 2019-04. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary.
15. Terms of Reference for 2025 Scallop Research Track Assessment
16. Scallop PDT Meeting Summaries - August 31 – September 29

Skate Documents

Terms of Reference

1. Skate PDT presentation
2. Skate PDT memo to SSC on OFL and ABC for FY 2024-2025, October 4, 2023
3. Thorny Skate Rebuilding Whitepaper, June 16, 2023
4. Risk Policy Matrix for the Northeast Skate Complex
5. Northeast Skate Complex Affected Environment, updated October 4, 2023
6. 2023 Skate Management Track Assessment
a. Skate Complex, NEFSC staff presentation, October 11, 2023
b. Skate Complex 2023 Management Track Assessment Report, draft working paper for peer review only, September 29, 2023
c. 2023 Management Track Peer Review Report, October 4, 2023

Background Documents - Skates
7. FY 2021 Skate Annual Monitoring Report, August 23, 2022
8. Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan (Original FMP), September 18, 2003
9. Documents relevant to setting the skate FY 2022-2023 specifications:
a. Skate PDT memo to the SSC, July 14, 2021
b. SSC memo to the Executive Director, September 10, 2021

General Background Documents

A. The Council’s Risk Policy Road Map (2016), which includes the Risk Policy Statement and Implementation Plan, see pp. 4-5:
B. State of the Ecosystem and Current Conditions. NOAA/NEFSC:

Other Documents
2023 SSC Work Plan, updated Oct. 4, 2023

2024 SSC Request for Nominations