The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and the NMFS Northwest Science Center will hold an online workshop to review data and analyses proposed to inform new assessments for Dover sole, copper rockfish, quillback rockfish, and squarespot scheduled to be conducted next year, which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Monday, October 26, 2020, starting at 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) and ending at 4:30 p.m., or when business for the day is complete. The pre-assessment workshop will continue on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 beginning at 12:30 p.m. and continuing until 4:30 p.m. or until business for the day has been completed.
- Proposed agenda: Pre-Assessment Workshop for 2021 Groundfish Stock Assessments of Dover Sole, Copper Rockfish, Quillback Rockfish, and Squarespot Rockfish
Purpose of the meeting
The purpose of the pre-assessment workshop is to review data and analyses proposed to inform 2021 assessments for Dover sole, copper rockfish, quillback rockfish, and squarespot rockfish. 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 four stocks are tentatively scheduled for peer review in a May 3-7, 2021 Stock Assessment Review (STAR) panel. 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 June 2021 meeting in Vancouver, WA.
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