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Meeting Notice


Groundfish Documents

0. Terms of Reference

  1. The Council’s Risk Policy Road Map (2016), that includes the Risk Policy Statement and Implementation Plan, see pp. 4-5 and 10-12.
  2. Operational Stock Assessments of 19 Northeast Groundfish Stocks through 2016, including the peer review reports for each stock (NEFSC, October 2017)
  3. Background: 2017 Groundfish Operational Assessment Presentations (NEFSC, September 2017) assessment presentations by stock available at this link:
  4. Background: Catchability studies and expert review (NEFSC, September 2017) available at this link:
  5. Supplemental Information: Stock Assessment Support Information (SASINF) - use this link to access the database:
  6. Recent information on the commercial and recreational groundfish fisheries, excerpt from Framework Adjustment 56, NEFMC, June 2017.
  7. Letter from GARFO to NEFMC re Framework Adjustment 56 partial approval and witch flounder stock status, Aug. 8, 2017
  8. Letter from GARFO to NEFMC re groundfish inadequate rebuilding progress, Aug. 31, 2017.
  9. Memo SSC to Council re OFL and ABC recommendations for groundfish stocks for fishing years 2016-2018, Nov. 17, 2015
  10. Memo SSC to Council re OFL and ABC recommendations for witch flounder, Jan. 23, 2017
  11. Memo from the Groundfish PDT to SSC re candidate groundfish OFLs/ABCs for FY2018-FY2020, Oct. 13, 2017.
  12. Presentation: Overview of the 2017 Groundfish Operational Assessments (NEFSC staff)
  13. Presentation: Groundfish PDT Report (NEFMC staff)