The Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) is responsible for stock assessments for over 26 species or species groups listed in the groundfish fishery management plan (FMP) for the Bering Sea Aleutian Islands (BSAI). Management recommendations for these living marine resources are provided by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC). The report produced and disseminated by the AFSC describes the condition and current status of groundfish resources in the Gulf of Alaska. These assessments are subject to in-house review before dissemination to the FMP Plan Teams and the Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). The information is provided to the NPFMC to be used as the basis of their management decisions, which are subsequently approved and disseminated by the Secretary of Commerce through NOAA Fisheries Service.
ID: 418 Info. Type: ISI
Estimated Initial Dissemination Date: 11/18/2019 (start of peer review 11/12/2019)
Actual Dissemination Date: 1/6/2020
Contact Person: Tracy Miller Get contact information
Review Type: A panel
Expected Number of Peer Reviewers: More than 10
Peer Reviewers will be selected by: North Pacific Fishery Management Council
Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers? Yes.
Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? Testimony to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee at their public meeting held December 2-4, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska.
Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? No.
Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: Fish stock assessment, ecosystem assessment, population dynamics, fishery biology and life history expertise.
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