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Title and Description:

Operational Assessments of 20 Northeast Groundfish Stocks

In September 2015 the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) will carry out Operational Stock Assessments of 20 Atlantic groundfish stocks which occur off the NE coast of the US. These stocks are managed by the New England Fishery Management Council and are included in the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. The stocks were last assessed in 2008 and 2012. The assessments in 2015 will be peer reviewed by members of the Science and Statistical Committee (SSC), and comments from the review panel will be included in the final assessment report. The results will be published by the NEFSC and will serve as a basis for fishery management specifications starting in May 2016.

ID:321 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated DIssemination Date:10.15//2015
Contact Person: Michael LIddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 9/25//2015
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 9/14/2015

Review type:

Number of reviewers:

Peer reviewers will be selected by: A designated outside agency, New England Fishery Management Council --Science & Statistical Committee

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? During the peer review, and during the Assessment Advisory Panel meeting in July 2015 when assessments are planned and discussed.

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: math, statistics, fishery stock assessment modeling and stock status determination, biology

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge to reviewers

Final peer review report

Final work product