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Groundfish Operational Assessment Meeting

September 14-18, 2015

S.H. Clark Conference Room, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, MA

Meeting Details


Webinar Connection Details: 

The webinar will be activated at 9:00 a.m. EDT each day.

On 9/14/15, please visit https://noaast.adobeconnect.com/groundfish_monday/ 

On 9/15/15, please visit https://noaast.adobeconnect.com/groundfish_tuesday/

On 9/16/15, please visit https://noaast.adobeconnect.com/groundfish_wednesday/

On 9/17/15, please visit https://noaast.adobeconnect.com/groundfish_thursday/

On 9/18/15, please visit https://noaast.adobeconnect.com/groundfish_friday/

Call-In Details: Within the U.S., please call toll-free 1-877-653-6612. Internationally, please call +1-517-600-4840. Toll charges will apply. Participant code: 8116908. Please note that you must use a regular phone line to hear the meeting. Skype, VOIP, etc. will not work.

Directions to the Center: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/nefsc/woodshole/directions.html  If you are attending the meeting in Woods Hole, please check in with the front desk for a Visitor Pass and Parking Permit. Parking will be available in the NEFSC lot.

NMFS and the Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (SAW) will convene a peer review of Operational Stock Assessments of twenty groundfish stocks. These stocks are managed by the New England Fishery Management Council and are included within the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. Stocks to be assessed include: Gulf of Maine Cod, Georges Bank Cod, Georges Bank Haddock, Gulf of Maine Haddock, Cape Cod/Gulf of Maine Yellowtail Flounder, Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Yellowtail Flounder, Georges Bank Winter Flounder, Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Winter Flounder, American Plaice, Witch Flounder, Acadian Redfish, White Hake, Pollock, Wolffish, Atlantic Halibut, Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank Windowpane, Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Windowpane, Ocean Pout, Gulf of Maine Winter Flounder, and Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder. This will be a formal, scientific peer review of operational assessments which incorporate recent data. Results of the review will be used as a basis for management decisions for fish stocks in US waters of the northwest Atlantic. Assessments are prepared by stock assessment scientists primarily from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and reviewed by a panel of stock assessment experts. The public is invited to attend the presentations and discussions by reviewers and scientists who have participated in the stock assessment process.

List of reviewers:

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