State Data Review Workshop for Bluefish

Starts November 3, 2021 12:00 am

Ends November 4, 2021 12:00 am

Location Webinar

Information:Email: dleaning@asmfc.org

Description

In advance of the upcoming bluefish research track stock assessment to be conducted by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Bluefish Working Group, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will be holding a State Data Review Workshop on November 3-4, 2021. At this workshop, the Bluefish Technical Committee (TC) will review state data sets that could support the assessment, including fishery-independent surveys, fishery-dependent sampling programs, and life history studies. The TC will develop a report summarizing the available data sets and make recommendations for the Bluefish Working Group.

As part of this data review, the Commission welcomes submission of data sources from stakeholders and the public. Data sources include, but are not limited to, data on recreational and commercial landings and discards, catch per unit effort, biological samples (age, length, and/or sex), and life history information (growth, maturity, fecundity, spawning stock biomass weights, natural mortality). The Commission is also interested in socioeconomic data or analyses, especially those related to recreational bluefish demand. For data sets to be considered at the workshop, data must be sent in with accompanying methods description to Dr. Katie Drew kdrew@asmfc.org by October 25, 2021.

The Workshop will be held via webinar and is open to the public. To register for the webinar, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1647966037747393550

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