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Meeting Notice - Updated


Groundfish Documents

1. Presentation: Groundfish Plan Development Team Report and Overview of Stock Assessments (NEFMC and NEFSC staff)
2. Assessment supporting materials available here.
3. 2022 Fall Management Track Assessment Report for Witch Flounder
4. 2022 Fall Management Track Assessment Report for Ocean Pout - Updated
5. 2022 Fall Management Track Assessment Report for Atlantic Wolffish - Updated
6. Memo from Groundfish PDT to SSC re witch flounder, ocean pout, and wolffish
7. 2020-2022 SSC OFL and ABC recommendations for groundfish stocks (including witch flounder)
8. 2021-2023 SSC OFL and ABC recommendations for groundfish stocks (including ocean pout and wolffish)
9. The Council’s Risk Policy Road Map (2016), that includes the Risk Policy Statement and Implementation Plan, see pp. 4-5 and 10-12
10. Risk policy matrix for Witch Flounder
11. Risk policy matrix for Ocean Pout
12. Risk policy matrix for Atlantic Wolffish
13. Affected Environment, Excerpt from Framework Adjustment 63
14. FY2021 Year-End Multispecies (Groundfish) Catch Report, GARFO
15. State of the Ecosystem and Current Conditions. NOAA/NEFSC. Available here.

Scallop Documents

1.0 Staff Presentation
1.1 Terms of Reference for Sea Scallops for October 12, 2022, SSC Meeting
1.2 SSC Final Report on OFL and ABC for Scallop Framework 34, November 11, 2021
1.3 Scallop PDT recommendations for 2023 and 2024 (default) OFL and ABC
1.4 Sea scallop assessment update from the Fall 2020 Management Track Assessment (September 2020)
1.5 Management Track Peer Review Panel Report (September 2020). See pp.8-12.
1.6 Risk Policy Matrix (2022) - Atlantic Sea Scallops
1.7 NEFMC Risk Policy Roadmap that includes the Risk Policy Statement and Implementation Plan, see pp. 4-5.
1.8 State of the Ecosystem Report for the Northeast U.S. Shelf – Available at:
Additional Background Documents

1.9 Scallop PDT recommendations for 2022-2023 (default) ABC, dated October 7, 2021.
1.10 Yochum, N. and DuPaul, W.D. Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 27, No.2, 265-271, 2008.
1.11 Hart, D.R. Quantifying the tradeoff between precaution and yield in fishery reference points. ICES Journal of marine Science, doi.10.1093/icesjms/fss204
1.12 SARC 65 – Scallop Appendix A1 – Sea Scallop Growth
1.13 SARC 65 – Scallop Appendix A2 – Scallop Shell Height/Meat Weight Relationships
1.14 2020 Management Track Assessment – Appendix I, CASA Models
1.15 Scallop PDT Meeting Summaries
a. August 31 – October 3
1.16 SARC 65 Full Report
1.17 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.
1.18 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.
1.19 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.
1.20 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.