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Peer Review Plans


Title and Description:
2016 Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Groundfish Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Reports (multiple stocks) for 2017

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 Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. 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 Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. 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.

ID358 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 1/9/2017
Contact Person:Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 10/25/2016
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 11/14/2016
Review type:
Number of reviewers:
More than 10.

Peer reviewers will be designated by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

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 and When? Testimony to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee at their public meeting held December 6-14, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska.

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: Fish stock assessment, population dynamics, and life history expertise.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge statement

Peer review report

Final work product