Access Point Angler Intercept Survey Calibration Workshop

About

On the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, the Marine Recreational Information Program gathers catch information through the Access Point Angler Intercept Survey, which is conducted by the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico states. State samplers conduct interviews with recreational anglers at public marine fishing access points--including boat ramps, marinas, piers, beaches, jetties, and bridges--to collect representative data on individual angler fishing trips. In 2013, MRIP implemented new APAIS procedures based on recommendations made in an independent review of NOAA Fisheries data collection methods and tested in a pilot study. The improved survey procedures do a better job of accounting for all types of completed trips and remove potential sources of bias from the survey design.

A conversion factor is needed to account for any consistent effects of the redesign on catch rate estimates produced by the APAIS. Applying the conversion factor to APAIS estimates produced prior to 2013 will provide revised historical catch statistics that are comparable to those produced by the improved APAIS. The revised estimates will be used in fisheries stock assessments and management.

NOAA Fisheries is convening a peer review of a statistical approach proposed for the conversion of catch estimates by MRIP. The peer review workshop will provide an assessment of the statistical approach developed by MRIP for this purpose. The product of the workshop will be a summary report and individual panelists’ reports documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed conversion approach. The panel of reviewers will include individuals selected by the Center for Independent Experts as well as individuals selected by the Regional Fishery Management Councils and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

Remote Access

The workshop will be broadcast online in listen-only mode on Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21. The session on Thursday, March 22 is closed to participants outside the review panel. Questions submitted electronically will be addressed, as time allows, in the public comment period at the end of each day.  The recording of the workshop will be available on the MRIP website for those that cannot listen in to the live broadcast.

For More Information

If you have questions or comments about the peer review workshop, please contact Dr. David Van Voorhees, Chief of Fisheries Statistics Division of NMFS Office of Science and Technology:

  • phone: 301/427-8189
  • fax: 301/427-4520
  • email: Dave.Van.Voorhees@noaa.gov

Schedule

Time

Topic

Presenter

9:00 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Workshop

Dave Van Voorhees, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology

Mike Murphy, Chair of Peer Review Panel

9:20 a.m.

MRIP Transition Planning and the Access Point Angler Intercept Survey

Presentation slides (PDF, 18 pages)

Dave Van Voorhees, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
9:40 a.m.

Importance of Calibrated Catch for Fisheries Management

Presentation slides (PDF, 10 pages)

Jason Didden, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
10:00 a.m.

Importance of Calibrated Catch for Fishery Stock Assessments

Presentation slides (PDF, 19 pages)

Katie Drew, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
  Recording of Morning Session (Part 1)  
10:20 a.m.

BREAK

 
10:30 a.m.

Weighted Estimation for the APAIS (and Calibration Workshop I)

Presentation slides (PDF, 28 pages)

Dave Van Voorhees, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
11:05 a.m.

New Design of the APAIS

Presentation slides (PDF, 19 pages)

Tom Sminkey, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
11:40 a.m.

Calibration Workshop II

Presentation slides (PDF, 10 pages)

John Carmichael, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council & SEDAR
  Recording of Morning Session (Part 2)  
12:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK  
1:10 p.m.

Considered Ratio Calibration Methods

Presentation slides (PDF, 31 pages)

Recording

Ryan Kitts-Jensen, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
1:50 p.m.

APAIS Calibration Methodology

Presentation slides (PDF, 25 pages)

Recording

Jean Opsomer, Westat and Colorado State University
2:40 p.m.

APAIS Calibration Results

Recording: (Part 1) (Part 2)

John Foster, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
3:30 p.m. BREAK  
3:40 p.m. Follow-up Questions for Presenters Review Panel
4:20 p.m. Public Comment Questions/comments submitted via webinar or email.
4:50 p.m. Summary of Day 1 Mike Murphy, Chair of Peer Review Panel
5:00 p.m. ADJOURN  

 

Time

Topic

Presenter

9:00 a.m. Review of Day 1, Overview of Day 2 Mike Murphy, Chair of Peer Review Panel
9:10 a.m. Follow-up Questions for Presenters Review Panel
10:15 a.m. BREAK  
10:30 a.m.

Follow-up Questions for Presenters

Recording

Review Panel
12:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK  
1:00 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION

Panel Coordination and Writing

Review Panel
2:30 p.m.

Initial Summary Findings of Review Panel

Recording

 
3:30 p.m. BREAK  
3:45 p.m. Public Comment Questions/comments submitted via webinar or email.
4:15 p.m. ADJOURN  

Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on 06/22/2018

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