Pre-Assessment Workshop for Lingcod and Vermilion/Sunset Rockfishes to be held online March 29, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and the National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest and Southwest Fisheries Science Centers will hold an online workshop to review data and analyses proposed to inform new assessments for lingcod and vermilion/sunset rockfishes scheduled to be conducted this year.  The workshop is open to the public. The pre-assessment workshop will be held Monday, March 29, 2021 beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time and continuing until business for the day has been completed, no later than 4 p.m.

Workshop agenda

Proposed Agenda, March 29, 2021: Pre-Assessment Workshop for 2021 Groundfish Stock Assessments of Lingcod and Vermilion/Sunset Rockfishes

Purpose of the workshop

The purpose of the pre-assessment workshop is to review data and analyses proposed to inform 2021 assessments for lingcod and vermilion/sunset rockfishes.  Stock assessment teams will solicit advice from data stewards, stakeholders, and fishery managers knowledgeable about these stocks and these data to prepare for these assessments.

No management actions will be decided by the workshop participants.  The participants’ role will be development of recommendations for consideration by the stock assessment teams assigned to conduct these assessments.  Assessments for these stocks are tentatively scheduled for peer review in July 2021 Stock Assessment Review (STAR) panels (July 12-16 for lingcod and July 26-30 for vermilion/sunset rockfishes).  The Pacific Council and the Pacific Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee are scheduled to consider these draft assessments for use in informing management decisions at their September 2021 meeting.

To attend the online workshop

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Technical information

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact John DeVore at 503-820-2413;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

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