2020 Management Track Assessments

We conduct management track assessments on a routine, scheduled basis.

Ocean quahog and surfclam side by side on a measuring board

Measuring ocean quahog (left) and surfclam (right)

Management track assessments provide updated catch advice on a regular schedule. The schedule varies by species. Each year there are two management track assessment peer reviews, one in the spring and one in the fall, that encompass several species.

These assessments begin with a previously approved assessment model, and a plan to carry forward a new assessment with possible changes to the data or parameters in the model. The analyst presents this plan to an assessment oversight panel, which recommends the amount of technical review necessary for the assessment. The analyst then conducts the assessment, which is peer reviewed at the end of the process. Once the assessment is peer reviewed it is available for use by fisheries managers.

Spring 2020 Assessments

During the spring of 2020, we will assess the following fish and invertebrate stocks. 

These assessments will begin with an oversight panel meeting on February 25, 2020. Followed by a peer review from June 22-26, 2020. 

Fall 2020 Assessments

During the fall of 2020, we will assesses the following fish and invertebrates:

These assessments will begin with an oversight panel meeting on May 27, 2020.  They will be peer reviewed September 14-18, 2020.

Last updated by Northeast Fisheries Science Center on March 06, 2020