The following bulletin was released by NOAA Fisheries:
The Northeast Fisheries Science Center would like to inform you of the 2019 stock assessments. During these assessments we will use existing models and data sources to evaluate stock health. Our data come from a variety of sources, including recreational and commercial fishermen, fish dealers, fishery observers, and research surveys.
There will be several sets of assessments conducted this year, and the assessment process begins for Scup, Bluefish, Black Sea Bass, and Monkfish on Monday May 20, 2019 with a panel review of scientific information and assessment plans (details below). After this plan review, the assessments will be conducted and later peer reviewed in 2019.
What: Assessment Oversight Panel (AOP) meeting for Monkfish, Scup, Bluefish, and Black Sea Bass.
When: May 20, 2019, 1-4 PM
Where: 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA
Attending In Person: Go to the main building at 166 Water Street to sign in and receive your parking pass. Put the parking pass on your front dashboard with your contact information.
Attending Remotely: If you would like to participate in the meeting remotely, there will be a webinar and call in options.
To join the meeting remotely: https://noaast.adobeconnect.com/may2019aop/
Call In: 877-653-6612; Participant Code: 8116908
Contact Michele Traver, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 508-525-7080