TOR #1-9

1. To what extent do fishery independent survey data quality, statistical precision, and timeliness issues impact overall assessment accuracy, precision and timeliness?

2. What are the major fishery independent survey successes and how should they be supported?

3. What are the major fishery independent survey limitations/weaknesses and how could they be resolved? Define potential improvements and priorities for recommended improvements.

4. To what extent do fishery dependent data quality, statistical precision, and timeliness issues impact overall assessment accuracy, precision and timeliness?

5. What are the major fishery dependent data sources successes and how should they be supported?

6. What are the major fishery dependent data limitations / weaknesses and how could they be resolved? Define potential improvements and priorities for recommended improvements.

7. What recommendations do you have for prioritizing fishery-independent and fishery-dependent data collection improvements?

8. To what extent are fishery independent and fishery dependent data readily accessible to Center stock assessment scientists and to various external researchers who may wish to replicate NMFS stock assessments?

9. Identify the highest priority needs for improving fishery dependent and fishery independent data. Define potential improvements.