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Peer Review Plans


Title and Description:

2014 Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Reports (multiple stocks)

The Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) is responsible for stock assessments for over 22 species or species groups listed in the groundfish fishery management plan (FMP) for the Gulf of Alaska. Management recommendations for these living marine resources are provided by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC). The report produced and disseminated by the AFSC describes the condition and current status of groundfish resources in the Gulf of Alaska. These assessments are subject to in-house review before dissemination to the FMP plan teams and the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). The information is provided to the NPFMC to be used as the basis of their management decisions, which are subsequently approved and disseminated by the Secretary of Commerce through NOAA Fisheries Service.

ID: 277 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 1/12/2015
Actual Dissemination Date: 12/29/2014
Contact Person: Michael LIddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 10/22/2014

Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 11/17/2014
Review type: panel
Expected number of peer reviewers: more than 10
Peer reviewers will be selected by: a designated outside agency.

Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers? yes

Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? yes

How? Testimony to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee

When? North Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, December 8-10, 2014.

Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? no.

Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: CVs of reviewers are on the Council Web site.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge to reviewers

Final peer review report

Final work product