2013 Assessment of the Northern and Southern Rock Sole Stocks in the Gulf of Alaska

April 23, 2013

Due to the government shut-down in October 2013, stock assessments for an abbreviated suite of model runs are required only for Steller sea lion prey species (walleye pollock, Pacific cod, Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Atka mackerel), and species where a conservation concern has been noted. For all other Tier 1-3 stocks, updated projections from last year using 2013 catch data are required at a minimum. Results will be presented in executive summaries using the “off-year” format for stocks on biennial assessment cycles.