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Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review of the 2017 Benchmark Stock Assessment for Guam Reef Fish

WPSAR is a cooperative effort between the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, and Pacific Islands Regional Office to improve the quality, timeliness, objectivity, and integrity of stock assessments and other scientific information used in managing fishery resources in the Pacific Islands region.

Schedule

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

1. Welcome and Introductions – Benjamin Richards, PIFSC

2. Background information: Objectives and Terms of Reference – Annie Yau, PIFSC

3. Fishery Operation and Management – Sarah Ellgen, PIRO

4. History of stock assessments and reviews – Annie Yau, PIFSC 

5. Data

5a. Guam: Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources data collection – Toby Matthews, PIFSC WPacFIN

5b. Commercial Fisheries Biosampling Program – Toby Matthews, PIFSC WPacFIN

5c. Coral Reef Ecosystem Division surveys – Ivor Williams, PIFSC 

5d. Biological data – Brett Taylor, PIFSC

6. Presentation and review of stock assessment – Marc Nadon, PIFSC

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

7. Continue review of stock assessment – Marc Nadon, PIFSC

Thursday, February 8, 2018

8. Continue review of stock assessment – Marc Nadon, PIFSC

9. Public comment period

10. Panel discussions (closed)

Friday, February 9, 2018

11. Panel discussions (closed)

12. Present panel recommendations – Erik Franklin, WPSAR Chair

13. Adjourn

Last updated by Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on 09/12/2018

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