Pacific Hake/Whiting Treaty: Scientific Review Group Meeting

The Scientific Review Group will meet in February 2020 to review the draft Pacific hake (whiting) stock assessment.

Schedule

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Wright Ballroom

09:00 Welcome and Introductions

09:15 Review and Approve Meeting Agenda (Chair)

  • Review Terms of Reference for Assessments and Review Meeting
  • Meeting report mechanics
  • Assignment of reporting duties

09:30 Fisheries, Data, and Inputs Used in the 2020 Assessment (JTC)

  • 2019 Fisheries Catch, Size, and Age Composition Data
    • Canadian Waters
    • U.S. Waters

10:30 Break

10:45 Survey, Data and Inputs Used in the 2020 Assessment (JTC)

  • Integrated acoustic-trawl survey results including Biomass Indices, Size, and Age Composition Data (Acoustics Team)

12:00 Lunch (on your own)

13:00 2020 Pacific Hake/Whiting Assessment Modeling Approach (JTC)

  • Methods, results and discussion
    • Parameterization of recruitment and/or estimating sigmaR
    • Parameterization and estimation of time-varying selectivity
    • Initial data weightings for fishery and survey age composition data
  • Model performance and diagnostics: sensitivities and retrospectives
  • Discussion

14:45 Break

15:00 Review of Assessment Modelling approach continues

16:00 Public Comment

16:15 SRG discussion, develop list of requests for JTC, as needed

16:30 SRG work session

17:00 Adjourn for the day

 

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Quimby Room

9:00 Discussion of previous day, follow-up questions, review results of assigned tasks, etc.

9:30 Review other 2019 SRG Stock Assessment Requests (JTC)

10:30 Break

10:45 Management Outcomes of the 2020 Pacific Hake Assessment and discussion (JTC)

12:00 Lunch (on your own)

13:00 Pacific hake/Whiting Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE), including responses to 2019 SRG MSE Recommendations (Kristin Marshall, Nis Jacobsen, and JTC)

14:45 Break

15:00 MSE Discussion continues

15:30 SRG Discussion, requests for additional information JTC, Acoustics Team & MSE, as needed

16:15 Public Comment

16:30 SRG work session

17:00 Adjourn for the day

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Wright Ballroom

09:00 Discussion of previous day, follow-up questions, review results of assigned tasks, etc.

09:30 Survey-related Research (Acoustics Team)

  • Overview of 2020 summer research
  • Saildrone
  • Hake summer distribution and environmental drivers (Mike Malick)
  • Other research

10:30 Break

10:45 Review of 2019 SRG Survey Recommendations (Acoustics Team)

11:30 2021 Survey Design (Acoustics Team)

12:00 Lunch (on your own)

13:00 Management Outcomes of the 2020 Pacific Hake Stock Assessment and discussion (JTC)

14:30 Break

14:45 Discussion of various topics

16:00 Public comment

16:30 SRG work session

17:00 Adjourn for the day

Friday, February 28, 2020

Wright Ballroom

09:00 Review of previous day, follow-up questions, etc.

09:30 SRG discussion continued of research needs for 2020 and longer-term

  • Evaluation of base model and primary sources of uncertainty
  • MSE methodology and approaches

10:00 Final SRG discussion, report review, requests for additional information, etc.

12:00 Distribution and review status of notes and draft SRG Report

13:00 Meeting Adjourn

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 02/14/2020