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Northeast Fisheries Science Center Reference Document 11-11

52nd Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (52nd SAW): Assessment Summary Report (2nd edition)

Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Northeast Fisheries Science Center 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543.

Web version posted July 28, 2011

Citation: Northeast Fisheries Science Center. 2011. 52nd Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (52nd SAW) Assessment Summary Report. US Dept Commer, Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc. 11-11; 51 p. Available from: National Marine Fisheries Service, 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026, or online at:

Information Quality Act Compliance: In accordance with section 515 of Public Law 106-554, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center completed both technical and policy reviews for this report. These predissemination reviews are on file at the NEFSC Editorial Office.

Acrobat Download complete PDF of 2nd edition from September 7, 2011

CORRECTION September 7, 2011: The first edition of this report, released in July 2011, had some incorrect values in the Georges Bank winter flounder chapter. The report was corrected in September 2011. The corrections did not change the stock status conclusions (i.e., not overfished and overfishing is not occurring). Corrections were made to the estimates of SSBMSY, 1/2SSBMSY, and MSY. This required revising the statement about rebuilding in the Projection section, the last Special Comment, and two Figures (B1, B5) which show biomass reference points. The reference points needed to be corrected because they were based on an incorrect alpha value from an early run of a stock-recruit model made by the SAW Working Group. The corrected report uses a revised alpha value that is consistent with final modeling decisions made during the peer review meeting by the SARC-52 review panel.

CORRECTION July 29, 2011: The caption for Figure A5 in the Southern New England Winter Flounder section was corrected to read "recruitment is in thousands of age-1 fish." The caption incorrectly read "recruitment is in millions of age-1 fish." This change did not affect any conclusions about stock status.


Part A: Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic (SNE/MA) Winter Flounder Assessment Summary for 2011 Correction made July 29, 2011

Part B: Georges Bank (GBK) Winter Flounder Assessment Summary for 2011 Correction made September 7, 2011

Part C: Gulf of Maine (GOM) Winter Flounder Assessment Summary for 2011



PDF of 1st edition from July 28, 2011

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