The Transboundary Resource Assessment Committee (TRAC) supports management activities for shared resources across the U.S.-Canada boundary in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank region. Haddock is currently being assessed through the Research Track. Details from the haddock working group can be found on their webpage.
TRAC was established in 1998 to peer review assessments of transboundary fishery resources in the Georges Bank area, in order to ensure that the management efforts of both Canada and the United States of America, pursued either independently or cooperatively, are founded on a common understanding of fishery resource status. This year, TRAC will consider the assessment for Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder, an update of biological and fishery indicators for Eastern Georges Bank Haddock and Atlantic Cod, an overview of the data limited methods tool (DLMtool) application to Atlantic Cod and the subsequent advice, and an update for Allocation Shares. Results of the 2022 TRAC assessment meeting will be reported to management agencies in both countries.
If you wish to attend, Please complete the form to confirm your attendance by Monday, June 27, 2022.
If you have questions, please contact Tara Trinko Lake or Tara McIntyre (Canadian Co-chair) by June 27, 2022.
- The outcome of the Haddock research track peer review and develop a plan forward for TRAC 2022 based on the outcome
- Missing 2022 DFO Winter Survey biomass indices due to vessel issues
- Requirements for a data delivery deadline