Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank

TRAC (Transboundary Resources Assessment Committee)

Since 1998, the Transboundary Resources Assessment Committee (TRAC) has reviewed stock assessments and projections necessary to support management activities for shared resources across the USA Canada boundary in the Gulf of Maine-Georges Bank region.

2017 TRAC Status Reports

Eastern Georges Bank Haddock

Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder

Eastern Georges Bank Cod

2017 TRAC Meeting

Tuesday July 11 - Friday July 14 (Times TBD)
St. Andrews Biological Lab, St. Andrews, New Brunswick (Canada)

Documents

Working Papers

Intersessional TRAC Meeting

Monday, June 26, 2017 (1:30 - 3:30 p.m. EDT)

Webinar to review analyses of yellowtail catchability

2016 TRAC Reference Documents

2016 TRAC Status Reports


TRAC Archives

2015 TRAC Documents and Meetings

2015 TRAC Status Reports

2015 TRAC Reference Documents

Eastern Georges Bank Cod, Eastern Georges Bank Haddock, Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder TRAC Assessments

July 7-9, 2015

Harry Hachey Conference Center
St. Andrews Biological Station
St. Andrews, New Brunswick
Contacts : U.S. TRAC Co-Chair: Liz Brooks (liz.brooks@noaa.gov); 508-495-2238; Canada TRAC Co-Chair: Kristian Curran (Kristian.Curran@dfo-mpo.gc.ca); 902-426-9920

Industry Meeting Announcement

The NEFSC US members of the Transboundary Resources Assessment Committee (TRAC) are hosting a pre-TRAC Groundfish Science/Industry Meeting at the New Bedford Public Library on July 1, 2015 from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Updated commercial and research survey data on Georges Bank Cod, Haddock and Yellowtail Flounder that will be applied in the upcoming TRAC benchmark assessments will be presented, and there will be a discussion of fishermen's observations over the past year.

Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: New Bedford Public Library, 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA
Phone: 508-991-6275

Pre-TRAC Presentations:

2014 TRAC Documents and Meetings

2014 Eastern Georges Bank Cod, Eastern Georges Bank Haddock, Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder

June 23-26, 2014
Stephen Clark Conference Room
NOAA/NEFSC Woods Hole Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA

INDUSTRY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

The NEFSC US members of the Transboundary Resources Assessment Committee (TRAC) are hosting a Science/Industry Meeting at the New Bedford Public Library, New Bedford Ma,. June 5, 2014 from 10:00 am - 12:00pm. Updated commercial and research survey data to be applied in the upcoming TRAC benchmark assessments will be presented and there will be discussion of fishermen's observations on the water through out the past year.

Date: June 5, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: New Bedford Public Library, 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA
Phone: 508-991-6275

2014 Diagnostic and Empirical Approach Benchmark Review for Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder

April 14-18, 2014
Stephen Clark Conference Room
NOAA/NEFSC Woods Hole Laboratory
Woods Hole., MA

Working Papers

Number Authors Title
2014/5 Amy Y. Then1, Elizabeth N. Brooks2 Estimates of natural mortality for flatfish in the Northwest Atlantic: A comparison of model predicted estimates
2014/06 Larry Alade1, Dave McElroy2 and Emilee Towle2 Re-evaluation of Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder natural mortality based on life history approaches
2014/17 Elizabeth N. Brooks1, Philip J. Politis2 Evaluating age and length composition data for inference about selectivity shape
2014/18 Paul Rago, Susan Wigley and Chris Legault Implications of Retrospective Patterns for Bias in Discard Rates and Unobserved Landings
2014/20 Greg DeCelles1, Katherine Thompson2, and Steve Cadrin1 Estimates of yellowtail flounder biomass on Georges Bank derived from a seasonal dredge survey
2014/23 Michael Martin and Christopher M. Legault The August 2013 Flatfish Survey on Georges Bank
2014/24 Steven X. Cadrin, Jessica Melgey and Kevin D.E. Stokesbury Abundance of Yellowtail Flounder in the Access Area of Closed Area II on Georges Bank in June 2008 from a Large-Scale Petersen Tagging Study
2014/25 Paul Rago and Chris Legault Application of Some Index Methods to Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder
2014/26 Steven X. Cadrin The Effect of a Higher Natural Mortality on Overfishing Reference Points for Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder
2014/28 Christopher M. Legault1 and Steven X. Cadrin2 A Guided Tour through the Yellowtail Flounder Literature for the 2014 Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder Diagnostic and Empirical Approach Benchmark
2014/34 Michele L. Traver and Loretta O’Brien Comparison of distribution and prey of four flounders on Georges Bank
2013 TRAC Documents and Meetings

2013 Eastern Georges Bank Cod, Eastern Georges Bank Haddock, Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder

2012 TRAC Documents and Meetings

2012 Eastern Georges Bank Cod, Eastern Georges Bank Haddock, Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder

2010 TRAC Documents and Meetings

2010 Spiny dogfish

  • Terms of Reference (updated 1/19/10)
  • Data Meeting, NEFSC, Woods Hole, MA, March 30 - April 3 2009
  • Benchmark Model Review and Assessment, NEFSC, Woods Hole, MA, January 25-29, 2010
  • Agenda (updated 1/19/10)
2009 TRAC Documents and Meetings

2009 Atlantic mackerel

  • Terms of Reference (updated 9/22/09)
  • Agenda (updated 10/5/09)
  • Data Input Meeting, October 22-23, 2009 by videoconference at 3 locations:
  • Woods Hole, Massachusetts, (USA), Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the Maurice Lamontagne Institute , Mont-Joli, QC
  • Contact Loretta O'Brien for more information
  • Benchmark Model Review and Assessment, NEFSC, Woods Hole, MA, March 1-5, 2010 (updated 9/29/09)
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