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Peer Review Plans


Title and Description:

Stock Assessment Update for the Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish Complex Through 2013 With Projected Annual Catch Limits Through 2016

A stock assessment update of the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Deep7 bottomfish complex was conducted using up-to-date re-audited bottomfish catch and effort data from Hawaii state commercial catch reports for the years 1948-2013.The update used previous benchmark assessment data analysis, modeling, and stock projection approaches, with one minor improvement in catch-per-unit-effort standardization to explicitly account for fishermen's skill from 1994-2013. The Deep7 complex in the MHI is not currently experiencing overfishing and is not currently depleted relative to the best available information on biological reference points.

ID:309 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated DIssemination Date: 1/16/2015
Actual Dissemination Date: 1/12/2015
Contact Person: Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 5/18/2015
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 12/9/2014
Review type:
Number of reviewers: 4-10.
Peer reviewers will be selected by: A designated outside agency, Center for Independent Experts.

Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers? no

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

How and When? March 2015 public meetings of the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, the WPFMC's Scientific and Statistical Committee, and the WCPFC's Fishers Forum.

Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? yes.

Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: Population modeling (analysis of population dynamics using mathematical and numerical modeling techniques); Stock Assessment (expertise in stock assessment methods); Groundfish Stock Assessments (experience in applying state-of-the-art stock assessment tools to groundfish).

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge to reviewers

Final peer review reports:

Apostolak report

Cadigan report

Haist report

Neilson report

Final work product