2013 Assessment of the Arrowtooth Flounder Stock in the Gulf of Alaska

April 23, 2013

Arrowtooth flounder have historically been assessed on an annual basis in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands region to coincide with the annual Bering Sea shelf multispecies groundfish trawl survey conducted each summer. In 2012, Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) arrowtooth flounder was moved to a biennial assessment schedule to coincide with the frequency of trawl surveys in the Aleutian Islands (AI) and the eastern Bering Sea (EBS) slope. These surveys occur in even years, and for these years a full assessment of Arrowtooth flounder in the BSAI area is conducted.