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2021 Pacific Hake/Whiting Scientific Review Group Report

March 03, 2021

This document reports the 2021 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) held an online webinar-only meeting February 22-25, 2021 to review the draft stock assessment document prepared by the Canada/US Joint Technical Committee (JTC), progress on an Pacific hake/whiting MSE, and survey design and research plans for the 2021 coastwide acoustic survey  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.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 03/03/2021