64th Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (64th SAW) Assessment Report
The Assessment report details the data and models that were used to produce the stock assessment for Atlantic mackerel. These data and models were ultimately used to generate catch advice.
SARC-64 concluded that the stock of Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber scombrus) in the Northwest Atlantic is currently overfished and overfishing is occurring. An assessment model (ASAP) containing a northern and a southern contingent of the single stock was accepted by the SARC as the best scientific information available for determining stock status. As proposed by the SAW WG, F40% is considered by the SARC to be an acceptable proxy for FMSY, the overfishing threshold.
Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC). 2018. 64th Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (64th SAW) Assessment Report. US Dept Commer, Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc. 18-06; 529p.