Agenda, Documentation, and Presentations for Program Review of NEFSC Stock Assessment Science

last update: May 19, 2014

Audio for this meeting will be recorded

AGENDA REVISED May 21, 2014
TOR VII moved to 5 PM Wednesday; TOR VIII moved to 10:45 Thursday
Public comment times not affected

Documents and presentations will be added and linked as they become available or are updated.

 
Date Time Topic and Related Documents
(Click on topic title for a summary of the term of reference)
Presenter/Lead TOR
Monday
May 19
9:00 Introductions, Charge to Panel William Karp
9:15

Overview of Stock Assessment Process in the Northeast and Relation to 2013 Data Review

Core Documents
NEFSC Fishery Stock Prospectus
Acronym list

William Karp 1

I. Modeling Approaches

9:45

History of  Previous Modeling Reviews

Background Document
Evaluation of NMFS Toolbox Assessment Models on Simulated Groundfish Data Sets
Review of Northeast Fishery Stock Assessments 1988
Inspector General report to Senator Kennedy on NEFSC work and methods 2009
Inspector General report to NOAA on NEFSC work and methods 2009
Building Capacity of the NMFS Science Enterprise 2011
Review of the New England Fishery Management Enterprise 2011

 

Paul Rago 1
10:15

Modeling Approaches: Age Structured Models

Core Documents
ASAP Diagnostics Example
VPA Diagnostics Example
SARC 54 Atlantic Herring Assessment
SARC 55 Gulf of Maine & Georges Bank Atlantic Cod Assessments
SARC 58 Butterfish Assessment

Background Documents
SARC 53 Gulf of Maine Atlantic Cod Assessment
SARC 57 Summer Flounder Assessement

Liz Brooks/Chris Legault 1
10:45

Break

11:00 Modeling Approaches: Age Structured Models (cont.) Liz Brooks/Chris Legault 1
11:30 Modeling Approaches: Length based

Core Document
2010 Atlantic Wolffish Update
Paul Nitschke/Larry Jacobson 1
12:30

Lunch

2:00

Modeling Approaches: Index

Core Documents
Butterfish Update 2013
Feasible Bounds on Historic Butterfish Stock Size F rates from Survey & Catch Data

Background Document
Skate Stock Updates 2013

Paul Rago 1
2:20 Modeling Approaches: Other

Core Document
SARC 50 Atlantic Sea Scallop Assessment

Background Document
Atlantic Salmon
Dvora Hart/Larry Jacobson 1
3:00

Break

3:15

Public Comment

4:00 Review, Discussion  and Writing Session Panel (closed, subject to discretion of  Chair)
5:00

Adjourn

Tuesday
May 20

8:30 Review and Schedule,  Day 2 William Karp

II. Assessment Process

8:45 Overview of Stock Assessment Process and Portfolio of Products

Core Documents
Annual Catch Limit White Paper to NRCC (2009)
New Process for Stock Assessments (2011)

Background Documents
Stock Assessment Scientist Directory
NMFS Species Information System
Annual Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries

Paul Rago 2
9:45

NOAA Fisheries Toolbox

Core Document
NOAA Fisheries Toolbox Website  

Chris Legault 2
10:45

Break

III. Peer Review Process

11:00

SARC Benchmark Process

Core Document
SAW/SARC Webpage

Background Document
National Standard 2 Final Rule

Jim Weinberg 3
12:00

Lunch

1:30 

Transboundary Resource Assessment Committee (TRAC)

Core Document
Department of Fisheries and Oceans-Canada TRAC website

Background Documents
2014 Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder Benchmark Summary
NEFSC TRAC website

Loretta O’Brien 3
2:00

Update Process

Core Documents
Spiny Dogfish Update 2013
Summer Flounder update 2012

Background Document
Atlantic Mackerel Update 2014

Mark Terceiro 3
2:30

Break

2:45

Operational Assessments

Core Document
2013 Monkfish Operational Assessment

Paul Rago 3
3:00

SSC Review and ABC determination

Core Document
MAFMC ABC Control Rule and Risk Policy

Background Documents
NEFSC Scientific and Statistical Committee
MAFMC Scientific and Statistical Committee
ASMFC Stock Assessment Peer Review Website

Patrick Sullivan/John Boreman 3
4:30

Public Comment

5:00 Review, Discussion  and Writing Session Panel (closed, subject to discretion of  Chair)
6:00

Adjourn

Wednesday
May 21

IV. Organization and Priorities

8:30 Review and Schedule, Day 3 William Karp
8:45 NRCC Planning Process Russell Brown 4
9:30

Alignment with Center Objectives, Organization, and Staffing

Background Documents
NEFSC Science Plan

William Karp/Russell Brown 4
10:15

Break

10:30

Assessment Capacity,  Scheduling, and other Activities

Core Documents
Special Projects
(PDF Portfolio. To view, download Adobe Reader if prompted or choose "Use Different Viewer" at the upper right of the Adobe screen

Background Documents
Staff Publications
Recently Funded Proposals
Science Committees
Graduate Student Committees
Mentored Students

Paul Rago 4
11:30

Discussion

12:30

Lunch

V. Assessment Accomplishments

1:30 Accomplishments and Shortfalls Jim Weinberg 5
2:30

Interactions with Councils/Commission

Core Documents
ASMFC Fishery Management Website
MAFMC FMP Website
NEFMC Website

Tom Nies,/Chris Moore,/Robert Beal 5
3:30

Break

3:45 Interactions with Councils/Commission (cont.) Tom Nies/Chris Moore/Robert Beal 5
4:30

Public Comment

VII. Communication

5:00

Communication with Councils/Commission

Background Document
Marine Resource Education Program
IPCC Guidance Note on Consistent Treatment of Uncertainties

Jim Weinberg/Teri Frady 7
6:00

Adjourn

Thursday
May 22

VI. Ecosystem Considerations

8:30 Review and Schedule, Day 4 William Karp
8:45

Incorporation of Ecosystem factors and Climate Change into stock assessments

Background Document

Climate, Fisheries and Ecosystem Change

Sarah Gaichas/Mike Fogarty/Jon Hare 6
10:30

Break

VIII. Research Opportunities

10:45 Critical Research Areas/Needs Paul Rago 8
12:00

Lunch

Reviewer Work Session

1:00 Review, Discussion  and Writing Session Panel (closed to public)
2:45

Public Comment

3:30 Review, Discussion  and Writing Session Panel (closed to public)
5:30

Adjourn

Friday
May 23
8:30 Closed session writing by panel, with assistance as necessary from NEFSC Staff Panel/Staff (closed to public)
TBD Closed Session Debriefing for Center Director Review Panel
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