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Status of Stocks and  Multispecies Assessments

Yield and biomass status for groundfish

2014 Stock Assessments for 2015 Fishery Recommendations

2014 Stock Assessment Data

Members of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center's (AFSC) Stock Assessment and Multispecies Assessments Program are responsible for determining the condition of fisheries resources in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone using data collected by other AFSC scientists and developing strategies for managing those resources. Their research focuses on updating information on population dynamic trends, estimation of biological yields, and management strategies (as presented in annual assessments).  Members of our staff have contributed to the development of the National Standard Guidelines.

 In late 2000 the Resource Ecology and Fisheries Management (REFM) division formed the Fishery Interaction Team (FIT).  The primary responsibility of the team is to investigate interactions between fisheries and endangered Steller sea lions (SSL). 

Recent Publications, Poster Presentations, Reports & Activities

  • Updated maturity estimates for flatfishes (Pleuronectidae) in the eastern Bering Sea, with implications for fisheries management.
    TENBRINK, T. T., and T. K. WILDERBUER. 2015. Updated maturity estimates for flatfishes (Pleuronectidae) in the eastern Bering Sea, with implications for fisheries management. Mar. Coast. Fish. 7:474-482. DOI:10.1080/19425120.2015.1091411. (.pdf, 577 KB, Open Access).  Online.
     
  • NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy
    ABRAMS, K., J. BAKER, R. BRAINARD, M. FORD, J. HARE, A. HIMES-CORNELL, A. HOLLOWED, K. OSGOOD, N. MANTUA, S. McCLATCHIE, M. McCLURE, M. NELSON, M. RUST, V. SABA, M. SIGLER, C. TOOLE, E. THUNBERG, R. WAPLES, and S. SYKORA-BODIE. 2015. NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy, J. S. Link, R. Griffis, and S. Busch, (editors). U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo., NMFS-F/SPO-155, 70 p. (.pdf, 4.24 MB).   Online.
     
  • Opportunistic Use of a Towed Stereo Video System Taking Advantage of Pre-existing Platforms During Atka Mackerel Tagging Research
    By:  MIKE LEVINE, ISABEL JUSTINIANO, SUSANNE F. McDERMOTT
    Conference:  American Fisheries Society, 145th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, Aug 2015
    (2015 poster, .pdf, 6.17 MB)   Online.

     
  • How Effective are Marine Protected Areas for Managing Stocks with Maternal Effects in Larval Survival?
    By:  PAUL SPENCER, SARAH B. M. KRAAK
    Conference:  American Fisheries Society, 145th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, Aug 2015
    (2015 poster, .pdf, 394 KB)   Online.

     
  • Groundfish Stock Assessments for 2016

  • Staff Participate in the PICES 2015 Annual Meeting

  • Ecosystem Modeling for Fishery Sustainability: A Case Study for the Gulf of Alaska
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See the publications and poster databases for additional listings.

 

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