Red Hake Stock Structure Working Group Meeting 2

Prepare the red hake assessment and ensure the Terms of Reference are addressed.

Schedule

Monday, January 6, 2020

10:00-5:30

  • Introductions and overview of Agenda
  • Term of Reference 1: Review
    • Review of historical designations of red hake stock structure
  • Overview of industry discussions
  • Overview of current assessment
  • Term of Reference 2: New data and analyses
    • Fisheries-dependent data
      • Fishing effort in space/time
      • Overlap with other fisheries
    • Fisheries-independent data: Adults
      • Trawl Survey data including spatial distributions, regional trends, length/age specific distributions
      • K-mediods clustering on trawl survey biomass trends
    • Life history
      • Otolith morphology
      • Age/Growth
      • Size at maturity
    • Otolith microchemistry

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

9:00-5:30

  • Term of Reference 2 (continued): New data and analyses
    • Early life history data and analyses
      • Spawning distribution
      • Spawning seasonality
      • Larval connectivity
    • Use of the AIM model as an evaluation criterion for stock structure
  • Term of Reference 4: Catchability
    • Twin trawl sweep study
    • HabCam analyses
    • Discussion of interpreting and using catchability data

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

9:00-5:30

  • Term of Reference 3: Decide on stock Structure
    • Integrated analyses
    • General discussion
  • Term of Reference 5: Model
    • Evaluate assessment model with consensus stock structure
    • Evaluate existing reference points accounting for catchability analysis and decisions
  • Term of Reference 6: Research Recommendations

Last updated by Northeast Fisheries Science Center on 12/02/2019