Operational Assessment Timeline


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Northeast Regional Coordinating Council meeting


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Meets at least twice yearly to decide what stocks to assess
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Assessment Oversight Panel Meeting
July 24, 2017


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Reviews and approves assessment plan for each assessment (lead assessment scientist presents to this three-member panel: senior Northeast Fisheries Science Center scientist, and chairs of the fishery council Scientific and Statistical Committees)
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Assessments conducted


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Lead assessment scientist and others, as required
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Integrated Peer Review meeting
September 11-15, 2017


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Each stock assessment is presented by the lead assessment scientist, and reviewed by the Scientific and Statistical Committee lead for that stock and an external reviewer
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Final assessment report completed and delivered into the fishery management process
October, 2017

The regional fishery management councils and commission use the updated information on stock status to develop management measures, including annual catch limits