Alaska Fisheries Science Center 2020 Groundfish Seminar Series
2020 Groundfish Seminars will be held virtually using Webex - Tuesdays @ 10am Pacific.
The Groundfish Seminar Series (2016 – present) at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) starts in early October and ends in mid-December. We host 9 or 10 weekly talks on Tuesdays at 10AM Pacific Time, with speakers from both inside and outside of the AFSC. The purpose is to provide a friendly venue for connecting researchers in the widely dispersed groundfish community so that we can learn about advancements in other geographic locations, or on other species, that might be applicable to you and your work. We encourage speakers to talk in general terms about works-in-progress or newly published findings that might be of interest to a broad community.
The seminar series is hosted by the Groundfish Assessment Program at the AFSC and, as a well-attended seminar series at the AFSC, we attract an audience from other parts of the AFSC, the other five NOAA Fisheries science centers, NOAA Fisheries regional offices, NOAA Fisheries headquarters, other parts of NOAA, non-NOAA parts of the federal government, state agencies, universities, the fishing industry, non-governmental organizations, and independent research groups.
Webexmeeting number: 199 727 5307
Meeting Password: groundfish
Or by phone: 1 (415) 527-5035 Access code: 199 727 5307
October 20, 2020 - Milton Love
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 - 10:00 am Pacific time
Most of us lead drab and colorless lives as drones and cogs in faceless organizations. With his tales of research around southern California oil and gas platforms, Milton (only his wife calls him Dr. Love) will enter your world like a bright and fanciful rainbow, or a swatch of William Morris wallpaper, or perhaps one of those Baratzaespresso makers that look like something out of a caffeine-induced fantasy. A career retrospective published earlier this year in the ICES Journal of Marine Science (https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsaa002) summarizes in a text-only format what Milton will share with us in an audio-visual extravaganza.
October 13, 2020 - Sean Rohan
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 - 10:00 am Pacific time
A framework for simulating latitudinal catchability variation.
In recent years, unprecedented warm conditions facilitated a rapid northward range expansion of subarctic fishes in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. Due to extreme latitudinal and seasonal variation in day length, these range shifts may change the visual environment where fisheries and fishery-independent surveys encounter subarctic fishes, which would affect catchability because vision plays a role in the capture process. In this talk, I will present a model to simulate the effects of latitudinal shifts on the catchability of bottom trawl fisheries and fishery-independent surveys.
October 6, 2020 - Rich McBride
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 - 10:00 am Pacific time
An interdisciplinary review of Atlantic cod stock structure in US waters.
The Atlantic Cod Stock Structure Working Group recently reviewed all relevant interdisciplinary information about stock structure of Atlantic cod in US waters, and the interactions of US stocks with adjacent Canadian Stocks. The WG identified a number of mismatches between the two current US management units and biological stock structure, and they proposed five biological stocks in US waters. Learn more about the process and how their recommendations are moving forward for the next benchmark cod assessment, scheduled for 2023.