2015 Northeast Groundfish Operational Assessments

NEFSC Reference Document 15-24: Operational Assessment of 20 Northeast Groundfish Stocks, Updated through 2014

 

We provide federal fishery managers
with the best available scientific information,
when they need it,
to set annual catch limits
with confidence


Assessment Types


Simple

Update

Use existing models, apply new data

Provide current stock status

Send directly to fishery council science committees

Moderate

Operational

Use existing model with limited changes, add new data to existing data sources

Provide current stock status

Integrated peer review with select fishery council science committee members

Complex

Benchmark

Comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of an assessment; consider new models, methods, data sources

Provide next generation stock assessment and current stock status

Extensive internal and external peer review


Simple    

Update

Use existing models, apply new data

Provide current stock status

Send directly to fishery council science committees


Moderate

Operational

Use existing model with limited changes, add new data to existing data sources

Provide current stock status

Integrated peer review with select fishery council science committee members


Complex    

Benchmark

Comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of an assessment; consider new models, methods, data sources

Provide next generation stock assessment and current stock status

Extensive internal and external peer review