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NOAA Fisheries 2014 Science Program Reviews: Stock Assessment

2014 Program Review
Terms of Reference
Review Panel
Review Panel Summary Report
AFSC Review Summary Response
2013 Archive
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The NOAA ship Oscar Dyson in Dutch Harbor, 2008. Photo by Karna McKinney.

is fundamental to NOAA as a science-based agency. NOAA Fisheries conducts objective peer reviews of scientific activities in major programs at its Science Centers on a regular basis using agreed upon criteria. The purpose of the reviews is to maximize the transparency and effectiveness of major science programs located at the six Science Centers as well as those located in or coordinated through NMFS Headquarters.

In 2013-2014, the objectives of the reviews are to examine and evaluate fishery stock assessment programs conducted pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Act (2006) and comparable international agreements. The data inputs for stock assessments were reviewed in 2013. In 2014, the overall program of assessment modeling, approach, review process, and communication will be reviewed. The Review Panel will consider materials provided by the AFSC and comment on seven themes that define the stock assessment program: 1) approaches to fishery stock assessment modeling; 2) assessment process; 3) peer review process; 4) assessment prioritization and organization; 5) assessment accomplishments; 6) communication; and 7) opportunities for improvement.

To conduct the reviews, we selected experts in the topic area who are not associated with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. During a week-long review, the panel of reviewers will see presentations and have time to discuss the state of the science with management and staff, take public comments, and prepare their individual review report and recommendations.

Invitation from Doug DeMaster


  • When: March 24-28 2014

  • Where: Room 2039 - Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Building 4, NOAA Western Regional Campus, Seattle, Wa (see map)

  • What to do when you arrive

  • Join by webinar/phone; please RSVP to Jennifer Ferdinand

Meeting Materials

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