2016 Assessment of the Arrowtooth Flounder Stock in the Eastern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
The age-structured assessment model is similar to the model used for the 2014 and 2015 assessments and was developed using AD Model Builder (a C++ software language extension and automatic differentiation library).
The Team Procedures document clarifies that the proposed development and testing of a naming convention should focus on tracking the modeling configurations used for a particular stock assessment. The rationale for this request is two-fold. First, it will help us understand how long it has been since a benchmark change in model configuration has occurred; second, it will help the reviewers and public to track model changes. Of the options presented in the Joint Plan Teams minutes, the SSC agrees that Option 4 has several advantages and recommends that this Option be advanced next year.