Discard Estimation Methodology Review

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Northeast Regional Office are developing a new method for estimating in-season discards. The method moves away from the current 35-day rolling average to a simple, robust, and unbiased way of calculating discards and also, importantly, minimizes the difference between the quota monitoring method and the estimate used in assessments.

Since the methodology will impact the process used for estimating in-season rates for New England and the Mid-Atlantic fisheries, it is important that the methodology undergo a peer review.

This review was conducted online via WebEx on Monday, 22 February 2010, from 1:30 to 5:30pm.

Review Panel

Robert O'Boyle - Beta Scientific Consulting, Inc, NEFMC SSC Member - Report
Vincent Gallucci - University of Washington
James Bence - Michigan State University - Report

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