2016 Assessment of the Other Rockfish Stock Complex in the Gulf of Alaska
The Other Rockfish (OR) complex in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) is assessed on a biennial stock assessment schedule to coincide with the availability of new trawl survey biomass estimates. 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 for the OR stock complex for further information regarding the assessment calculations of ABC and OFL (Tribuzio and Echave 2015). A full stock assessment document with updated assessment results will be presented in next year’s SAFE report.
This complex consists of 25 species of rockfish, which are a mixture of Tier 4, 5, and 6 species (Tribuzio and Echave 2015). The complex acceptable biological catch (ABC) and overfishing level (OFL) are based on the sum of the ABC and OFL calculations for the individual species. For an off-cycle year, there is no new survey information for the OR stock complex; thus, the 2015 estimates are used in 2016 assessment.