Friday, June 8th, 2012
A panel to review assessment methods for data-moderate stocks will hold a work session that is open to the public on June 26-29, 2012. The Review of Assessment Methods for Data-Moderate Stocks will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2012 and end at 5:00 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day. The panel will reconvene on Wednesday, June 27 and will continue through Friday, June 29, 2012 beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 5:00 pm each day, or as necessary to complete business. The panel will adjourn on Friday, June 29, 2012.
The objectives of the meeting are to 1) evaluate inclusion of trend information into simple assessment methodologies and validate model performance by providing examples for assessed stocks or operating models for which the assumptions of the simpler models are not met, and 2) provide a list of endorsed methods for use on data-moderate stocks in Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Groundfish Fishery Management Plan. This workshop will also provide an opportunity to refine methods used for category 3 stocks, and review progress on evaluating methods for determining uncertainty (σ) for each of three categories of stock assessment uncertainty used by the Council. It is anticipated that reviewers will provide endorsement of specific data-moderate methodologies so that a number of candidate category 2 stock assessments using simple assessment models can be conducted and reviewed during the 2013 stock assessment cycle for use in the 2015-16 management cycle. No management actions will be decided by the panel. The panel’s role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the Pacific Council at its September meeting in Boise, Idaho. The Data-Moderate Assessment Methods Review Panel meeting will be held at the following location:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Western Regional Center’s Sand Point Facility
Building 4, Traynor Room
7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115‑6349
Entry to the NOAA Western Regional Center’s Sand Point Facility requires visitors to show a valid picture ID and register with security. A visitor’s badge, which must be worn while at the NOAA Western Regional Center’s Facility, will be issued to non‑Federal employees participating in the meeting.
This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2280 at least five days prior to the meeting date.