Pre-Assessment Workshop for Copper, Canary, and Black Rockfish to be held online January 31 & February 1, 2023

Location: Online meeting only; no public listening station due to COVID
Date: 31 January 20231 February 2023
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The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and the National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest and Southwest Fisheries Science Centers will convene an online pre-assessment workshop to review proposed data and modeling approaches to inform groundfish stock assessments for copper rockfish, canary rockfish, and black rockfish, scheduled for assessment during 2023.  The workshop is open to the public. The pre-assessment workshop will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) or until business for the day has been completed.  The workshop will reconvene on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the pre-assessment workshop is to review proposed data inputs, modeling approaches, and any other pertinent information to inform 2023 stock assessments for copper, canary, and black rockfish.  The goal of the pre-assessment workshop is to promote dialogue and a common understanding between assessment teams and data providers of the best data and analytical and modeling approaches applicable to these assessments.  Stock assessment teams will solicit advice from data stewards, stakeholders, and fishery managers knowledgeable about these species. 

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 during Stock Assessment Review (STAR) panels: copper rockfish (June 5-9, 2023), black rockfish (July 10-14, 2023), and canary rockfish (July 24-28, 2023). 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 2023 meeting in Spokane, Washington.

Meeting Materials


Oregon Black Rockfish

Washington Black Rockfish

California Black Rockfish

California Copper Rockfish

Canary Rockfish Workshop Presentation (updated 2/14/23)

Meeting Recordings

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