(B) Management Workshops
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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).
The New England Fishery Management Council and Northeast Fisheries Science Center, with contracted support from the University of New Hampshire and New Hampshire Sea Grant, is hosting two sets of public workshops to gain additional perspectives on science and management issues associated with the new Atlantic cod stock structure.
The results of this Workshop Series will be presented to the Council, providing information that will help in the future development of Atlantic cod management measures.
Based on the new understanding of the biological stock structure of Atlantic cod and outcomes of the Science and Assessment workshops:
1. Identify potential options for management measures.
2. Examine the advantages and disadvantages of the options.
3. Identify socioeconomic impacts that should be evaluated.
Thursday, August 12, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Setting the Groundwork
Download August 12 Agenda
This initial management workshop will overview outcomes from the June Science and Assessment workshops, provide context on the federal management system for cod and share ideas for management tools and approaches to consider in a series of future management workshops.
Tuesday, August 17, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Gathering Regional Perspectives from Southern New England and Georges Bank East & West
Download August 17 Agenda
Focusing on Southern New England and Georges Bank, this workshop will discuss and define both available and potential management tools that could be used to manage these stocks differently under a new biological stock structure. The discussion will address advantages and disadvantages of those options and provide an opportunity to share what stakeholders feel is viable and practical to consider.
Thursday, August 19, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Gathering Regional Perspectives from Gulf of Maine East & West
Download August 19 Agenda
Focusing on the Gulf of Maine, this workshop will discuss and define both available and potential management tools that could be used to manage these stocks differently under a new biological stock structure. The discussion will address advantages and disadvantages of those options and provide an opportunity to share what stakeholders feel is viable and practical to consider.
Thursday, September 9, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Focusing on Recreational Fishing Perspectives
Download September 9 Agenda
Future changes to cod management will have an impact on both commercial and recreational fishing interests. This session is directed specifically at soliciting input from the recreational stakeholders to provide an opportunity to increase their engagement in discussions.
Monday, September 20, 1:00 - 4:00 pm*
Evaluating Tradeoffs to Adjusting Management Measures
Download September 20 Agenda
*This meeting may go beyond 3pm in order to allow enough time for a full and complete conversation.
The final workshop will integrate the discussions from the management workshop series and explore the highest priority management options. In particular, this workshop will focus on understanding socioeconomic impacts.
While this is not a decision-making forum, it is a final opportunity in the workshop series to look across all potential management options that were suggested and provide feedback on how to evaluate those options. The desired outcome is a better understanding of what information stakeholders feel is important and how to evaluate tradeoffs.