2020 Pacific Hake/Whiting Scientific Review Group Report
This document reports the 2020 Pacific Hake/Whiting Treaty’s Scientific Review Group meeting, findings and recommendations.
Under the authority of the Agreement Between The Government of The United States of America and The Government of Canada on Pacific Hake/Whiting, the Scientific Review Group (SRG) met in Seattle, Washington, February 25-28, 2020 to review the draft stock assessment document prepared by the Canada/US Joint Technical Committee (JTC), progress on an MSE focused on Pacific Hake/Whiting, and the results of the coastwide acoustic survey conducted by both nations in 2019. The SRG based its terms of reference on the language of the Treaty and on the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Stock Assessment and Review (STAR) terms of reference, which the Joint Management Committee (JMC) approved as the formal Terms of Reference for the SRG. The SRG is composed of two U.S., two Canadian, and two independent members designated by the JMC, based on recommendations from the Advisory Panel (AP), and two industry advisors from the AP.