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2018 Assessment of the Flathead Sole Stock Complex in the Gulf of Alaska

The Gulf of Alaska flathead sole stock is assessed every four years and was last assessed in 2017. In years without a full assessment, we present an executive summary to recommend harvest levels for the next two years. Please refer to the 2017 full stock
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2018 Assessment of the Dusky Rockfish stock in the Gulf of Alaska

In 2017, the scheduled frequency for some stock assessments was changed in response to the National Stock Assessment Prioritization effort (Methot 2015, Hollowed et al. 2016). Prior to 2017, Gulf of Alaska (GOA) rockfish were assessed on a biennial stock
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2018 Assessment of the Demersal Shelf Rockfish Stock Complex in the Southeast Outside Subdistrict of the Gulf of Alaska

The demersal shelf rockfish (DSR) complex (yelloweye, quillback, copper, rosethorn, China, canary, and tiger rockfish) is assessed on a triennial cycle, with a full stock assessment typically conducted every third year. Historically, the stock assessment
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2018 Assessment of the Deepwater Flatfish Stock Complex in the Gulf of Alaska

The Gulf of Alaska deepwater flatfish complex (consisting of Dover sole, Greenland turbot, and deepsea sole) is assessed every four years and was last assessed in 2015. In years without an assessment, we present an executive summary to recommend harvest
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2018 Assessment of the Atka Mackerel Stock in the Gulf of Alaska

In accordance with the approved assessment schedule, no stock assessment was conducted for this stock this year, however, a full stock assessment will be conducted in 2019. Until then, the values generated from the previous stock assessment (below) will
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2018 Assessment of the Arrowtooth Flounder Stock in the Gulf of Alaska

The Gulf of Alaska (GOA) arrowtooth flounder (ATF, Atheresthes stomias) stock is managed in Tier 3a and is assessed on a biennial basis to coincide with the GOA groundfish trawl survey. These surveys occur in odd years, and for these years a full
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2018 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report for the Groundfish Resources of the Gulf of Alaska

The National Standard Guidelines for Fishery Management Plans published by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) require that a stock assessment and fishery evaluation (SAFE) report be prepared and reviewed annually for each fishery management plan
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2018 Assessment of the Pacific Cod Stock in the Eastern Bering Sea

Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) is a transoceanic species, ranging from Santa Monica Bay, California, northward along the North American coast; across the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea north to Norton Sound; and southward along the Asian coast from the
January 29, 2019 - Assessments ,

2018 Assessment of the Yellowfin Sole Stock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

The yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) is one of the most abundant flatfish species in the eastern Bering Sea (EBS) and currently is the target of the largest flatfish fishery in the world. They inhabit the EBS shelf and are considered one stock. Abundance
January 29, 2019 - Assessments ,

2018 Assessment of Greenland Turbot in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

Greenland turbot have life history characteristics that complicate assessment surveys in the Eastern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands region. There continues to be issues in rectifying inconsistencies between the NMFS Shelf surveys and NMFS Slope surveys.
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