2014 Assessment of the Shortraker Rockfish Stock in the Gulf of Alaska
Rockfish are assessed on a biennial stock assessment schedule to coincide with the availability of new
survey data. For Gulf of Alaska (GOA) rockfish in alternate (even) years we present an executive
summary to recommend harvest levels for the next two years. Please refer to the last full stock assessment
report presented in 2011.
We average the biomass estimates from the three most recent GOA trawl surveys to estimate exploitable biomass and determine the recommended ABC for the shortraker rockfish stock. This stock is classified as a Tier 5 stock.