2021 Atlantic Cod Stock Structure Workshops

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Atlantic Cod underwater, photo credit NOAA Fisheries

In 2020, a report by the Atlantic Cod Stock Structure Working Group (ACSSWG) concluded that the population structure of Atlantic Cod in New England waters consists of five distinct biological stocks, instead of the two that are currently managed. This conclusion requires a re-thinking of the current science and management approaches to the fishery. (Download a draft summary of the ACSSWG's peer-reviewed conclusions, here.) 

These 2021 Atlantic Cod Stock Structure Workshops, supported by the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC), NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), and NH Sea Grant, present a two-pronged approach developed to incorporate new stock definitions into existing science and management structures. Workshops will focus on (a) Science/Assessment Prospects and (b) Management. Each workshop will feature presentations by technical experts followed by discussions open to the public (outlined below) to ensure complete information is available to best inform the cod stock assessment process.

(A) Science/Assessment Workshops

 

Register Here for
Science/Assessment workshops

Register to access the 2021 series of Atlantic Cod Stock Science/Assessment workshops. All workshops will be virtual and hosted via Zoom. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to join any of the workshop dates (listed below).

Workshop summaries will be available after each event. The workshops will be recorded for note taking purposes only and not for distribution.


Tuesday, June 1, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Southern New England and Georges Bank Stocks

Download June 1 Agenda

Workshop notes and presentations available below.

Monday, June 7, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Western and Eastern Gulf of Maine Stocks

Download June 7 Agenda

Workshop notes and presentations available below.

Friday, June 25, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Assessment Prospects & Data Needs for All Stocks

DOWNLOAD JUNE 25 AGENDA

Thursday, July 1, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (if needed)

Assessment Prospects & Data Needs for All Stocks

Agenda coming soon

(B) Management Workshops

 

Register here for Management Workshops

Register to access the 2021 series of Atlantic Cod Stock Management workshops
All workshops will be virtual and hosted via Zoom. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to join any of the workshop dates (listed below).


All workshops will take place from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday, August 12

Tuesday, August 17

Thursday, August 19

Thursday, September 9

Monday, September 20  


Technical Contact:
Russell Brown
NOAA Federal
russell.brown@noaa.gov

Management Contact:
Jamie Cournane
New England Fishery Management Council
jcournane@nefmc.org
Registration Contact:
Michelle Lemos
NH Sea Grant
michelle.lemos@unh.edu

June 1 Presentations

June 1 Workshop Summary Notes

VIEW/DOWNLOAD PDF

Opening & Closing Slides - Laura Singer, Erik Chapman

Quick Review of Cod Stock Structure WG Results - Richard McBride

Stock Assessment Data and Building Blocks - Chris Legault

Stock Area Data Overviews:
SNE, Channel/ Western GB, Eastern GB - Russell Brown

June 7 Presentations

June 7 Workshop Summary Notes

Coming Soon

Opening & Closing Slides - Laura Singer, Erik Chapman

Quick Review of Cod Stock Structure WG Results - Richard McBride

Stock Assessment Data and Building Blocks - Mark Terciero

Stock Area Data Overview – Western GOM & Eastern GOM - Charles Perreti


Previous Cod Stock Symposia

 

2019 Symposium.    2018 Symposium


Workshops Supported By:

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New Hampshire Sea Grant logo

NOAA Fisheries logo