2013 Assessment of the Other Rockfish Stock Complex in the Gulf of Alaska

April 23, 2013

Two issues were put forth by the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) plan team to be examined by the Other Rockfish assessment authors: 1) examine the catch and survey data for the DSR (demersal shelf rockfish complex) species outside of the Southeast management area and investigate whether a separate OFL and ABC can be established for DSR species outside of the Southeast management area; and 2) examine the fishery catch records in more detail to determine which areas, species and target fisheries are contributing to the higher catch levels of harlequin rockfish. This document details responses to both issues.