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Pacific Hake/Whiting Treaty: Scientific Review Group Meeting

The Scientific Review Group will meet in February 2021 to review the draft Pacific hake (whiting) stock assessment.

Schedule

Monday, February 22, 2021

08:30 Early Log-in to resolve connection issues

09:00 Welcome and Introductions

  • Resolve immediate connection/communication problems

09:15 Review and Approve Meeting Agenda (Chair)

  • Review Terms of Reference for Assessments and Review Meeting
  • Review operational priorities and Co-chair recommendations for the virtual format
  • Meeting report mechanics
  • Assignment of reporting duties
  • Review procedures for resolving communication issues throughout the meeting

09:40 Fisheries, Data, and Inputs Used in the 2021 Assessment (JTC)

  • 2020 Fisheries Catch, Size, and Age Composition Data
    • Canadian Waters
    • U.S. Waters

10:40 Break

11:00 2021 Pacific Hake/Whiting Assessment Modeling (JTC)

  • Methods, results and discussion

12:00 Lunch

13:20 2021 Pacific Hake/Whiting Assessment Modeling (JTC)

  • Methods, results and discussion (continue, as necessary)
  • Model performance and diagnostics: sensitivities and retrospectives
  • Response to 2020 SRG requests
  • Forecasts and management implications
  • Discussion

14:30 Break

14:45 Public Comment

15:00 SRG discussion, develop list of requests for JTC, as needed

15:30 Adjourn for the day

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

08:45 Early Log-in

09:00 Pacific hake/Whiting Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) Update (Kristin Marshall, JTC)

  • Responses to 2020 SRG recommendations
  • Update on MSE process (2021 work plan, further developing objectives and performance metrics, and requests from JMC)
  • Update on software development and testing
  • SRG Discussion & Recommendations

10:30 Break

10:50 Update on research related to ecosystem drivers of recruitment (Cathleen Vestfals)

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Review responses to 2021 SRG Stock Assessment Requests (JTC)

  • SRG discussion, develop list of requests for JTC

14:15 Break

14:30 Review responses to 2021 SRG Stock Assessment Requests (JTC) (cont.)

  • SRG discussion, develop list of requests for JTC

15:00 Public Comment

15:15 SRG Discussion

15:30 Adjourn for the day

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

08:45 Early Log-in

09:00 Review planning for the 2021 Integrated Ecosystem & Pacific Hake Acoustic-Trawl Survey (Survey Team)

  • SRG requests from 2020
  • 2021 survey design
  • Update on survey-related research
  • Upcoming West Coast unified survey planning efforts

11:00 Break

11:15 Review results of 2021 SRG Stock Assessment Requests (JTC) (cont.)

  • Discussion of model finalization and management outcomes

12:00 Lunch

13:20 Review of SRG Assessment Recommendations & Research Priorities

  • Ecosystem Based Fishery Management metrics (Aaron Berger and Kristin Marshall)
  • Update on other hake-related research projects (JTC)

14:20 Public Comment

14:30 Break

14:45 SRG Discussion & Work Session

  • Stock assessment model finalization and management outcomes (as needed)
  • Finalize research needs/priorities for assessment, survey, and MSE
  • Draft SRG report

15:30 Adjourn for the day

Thursday, February 25, 2021

08:45 Early Log-in

09:00 SRG Work Session

10:15 Public Comment

10:30 Break

10:50 SRG Work Session (as needed)

12:00 Lunch

13:30 SRG Work Session (as needed)

  • Final SRG discussion, report review, requests for additional information, etc.
  • Distribution and review status of notes and draft SRG Report

15:30 SRG Meeting Adjourn

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 01/26/2021

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