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2020 Spring PEEC Meeting: Preview of Ecological and Economic Conditions

Goal: Exchange information on early physical, biological, and economic conditions to inform the fall assessment cycle.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Join with Google Meet:


Meeting Code: exd-knur-urr


Join by Conference Phone:

(‪US‬) ‪+1 252-592-4096‬

PIN: ‪653 463 209#‬


9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. AKDT 


Welcome, Introduction, & Oceanographic Conditions


Welcome and Introductions (7 min) [PEEC steering committee]

Spring PEEC Workshop Overview (12 min) [PEEC steering committee]

Ecosystem Status Report (ESR) / Ecosystem and Socioeconomic Profiles (ESP) / Stock Assessment Risk Tables  (5 min) [PEEC steering committee/ K.Shotwell]

Hot Topics Session (20 min) [B.Ferriss / E. Siddon]

AFSC survey update (5 min) [S. Zador]


North Pacific climate overview [N. Bond]

Climate - EBS [J. Overland]

Satellite-derived SST [J. Watson]

Heatwave update (GOA) [S. Zador] 

PAPA Trajectory Index [B. Stockhausen]

Oceanographic surveys and mooring information [P. Stabeno]

Gulf Watch Oceanography [Rob Suryan] 

ROMSNPZ hindcast/forecast update [K. Kearney/A. Hermann/W. Cheng]

Ocean Acidification [D. Pilcher/J. Cross]

Chlorophyll a [I. Ortiz/J. Nielsen/J. Gann]

*Live Poll (Early Warnings, Hot Topics)



1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. AKDT 


Upper Trophic conditions


Harmful algal blooms  [K. Lefebvre]

Food Habits [K. Aydin/J. Reum]

GOA nearshore juvenile surveys/bioenergetics [B. Laurel] 

Bioenergetics [adults; K. Holsman]

New view of fish condition through 2019 [J. Thorson]

Acoustics (winter pollock spawning survey) [P. Ressler]

Salmon IYS 2020 winter survey update [W. Strasburger]

New salmon forecasts for 2020 [J. Murphy]

*Live Poll (Early Warnings, Hot Topics)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Join with Google Meet:


Meeting Code: yhd-eofw-kyi


Join by Conference Phone:

(‪US‬) ‪+1 765-505-4807‬

PIN: ‪265 643 782#‬‬


9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. AKDT 


Seabirds & Mammals & SocioEconomic conditions


Welcome, recap of Day 1, and LK/TK

Seabird die-offs [COASST/H. Burgess, T. Jones ]

Fur seals update [C. Kuhn]

Steller sea lions  [K. Sweeney]

Whale acoustics [C. Berchok]

ASAMM whale survey updates [J. Clarke]

Humpback winter/spring 2020 survey [J. Moran]

2020 prices and product trends [B. Fissel]

2020 commercial fishing rates [J. Ianelli/ M. Dorn] 

Fishing dependent communities [S. Wise]

*Live Poll (Early Warnings, Hot Topics)



1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. AKDT 


Observations from Sea Grant MAP agents


Ecosystem observations: Bering Sea [G. Sheffield, M. Good, G. Dunham]

Ecosystem observations: Gulf of Alaska [J. Matweyou, S. Rice, G. Freitag]

*Live Poll (Early Warnings, Hot Topics)


Synthesis discussions Bering Sea

Synthesis discussions Gulf of Alaska

Last updated by Alaska Fisheries Science Center on 06/01/2021

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