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Final announcement, Northeast Groundfish Science Forum

The Fishermen's Northeast Groundfish Science Forum is set for November 9 at the Courtyard Marriott in Portsmouth New Hampshire. Introductions begin at 8:30AM, the first forum presentation is at 9AM, and the meeting is set to conclude at 4PM.  The meeting website has been updated with details on how to join by webinar or telephone, and we are now posting meeting presentation materials.  Just a reminder: the audio portion of the meeting will be recorded, and that recording will be posted afterward.

If you want to follow up or have additional questions after the meeting, please contact Teri Frady at teri.frady@noaa.gov or 508 495 2239.

Second Announcement

October 30, 2012

Registration is not required, but we are trying to get a headcount. To confirm your participation or for more information, contact Teri Frady at teri.frady@noaa.gov / 508 495 2239.

Speakers have been added and the agenda has been further developed since the first announcement. The forum will also be available via webinar and telephone. An audio recording will be posted as soon as it's available.

  Logistics

November 9, 2012
Courtyard Marriott, 1000 Market Street, Portsmouth NH

  Invitation

Invitation from Bill Karp, Science & Research Director, Northeast Fisheries Science Center

  Meeting Materials

Presentations and Supplements

Join by webinar

Meeting audio recording (mp3)

Think about attending if you want to:

  • Meet with people from NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center and others who know the northeast groundfish stock assessments inside and out
  • Find out what’s known about fish stock condition, how it’s known, and what’s limiting better understanding
  • Share what you know
  • Help make assessments better

This meeting is open to the public. No fees for attendance or parking.  For more information contact teri.frady@noaa.gov / 508 495 2239.

Working Agenda -- some panelists many change. Click here for PDF/print agenda


Morning Session Leaders
8:00 to 8:30 am Registration/Sign in
8:30 to 9:00 am Introduction and charge to group Bill Karp, NMFS/NEFSC Science & Research Director
John Bullard, NMFS/NERO Regional Administrator
Rip Cunningham, NEFMC Chair
9:00 to 9:30 am Current groundfish status and stock assessment process Steve Cadrin, UMass-Dartmouth, SMAST
9:30 to 9:45 am Break
9:45 to 10:15 am Topic I: Resource surveys and other data used for assessments Robert Johnston, NMFS/NEFSC Ecosystems Surveys Branch
Jim Gartland, VIMS and NEAMAP
Jeremy King, MA DMF
John Williamson, F/V Seakeeper
Amy Van Atten, NMFS/NEFSC NE Fisheries Observer Program
10:15 to Noon Q&A Russell Brown, NMFS/NEFSC Deputy Director
Noon to 1:00 pm Lunch
Afternoon Session Leaders
1:00 to 1:30 pm Topic II: Assessment methods, models & results Paul Rago, NMFS/NEFSC Population Dynamics Branch
Mark Gibson, RI DF&G Deputy Chief
David Goethel, owner-operator F/V Ellen Diane, NEFMC
John Annala, GMRI, Chief Scientific Officer
1:30 to 2:15 pm Q&A Bill Karp, moderator
2:15 to 2:30 pm Break
2:30 to 3:15 pm Q&A Bill Karp, moderator
3:15 to 4:00 pm Summary and next steps Bill Karp, NMFS/NEFSC Science & Research Director
John Bullard, NMFS/NERO Regional Administrator
Rip Cunningham, NEFMC Chair

First Announcement

October 16, 2012

8:00 am to 8:30 am Registration/sign in
8:30 am to 9:00 am Introduction and charge to group
9:00 am to 9:30 am Current groundfish stock status and stock assessment process
9:30 am to 9:45 am Break
9:45 am to 10:15 am Topic I : Resource survey and other data used for assessments
10:15 am to Noon Q&A
Noon to 1:00 pm Lunch/break
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Topic II: Assessment methods, models & results
1:30 pm to 3:15 pm Q&A
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm Summary and Next Steps
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