Name of the Meeting: Jack Mackerel Benchmark Workshop (SCW14)
Dates: 4 to 8 July 2022 (PDT)
In-person venue: University of Washington (Seattle, USA)
Virtual venue: Microsoft Teams
Report: Not yet available
The SPRFMO Scientific Committee Jack Mackerel Benchmark Workshop (SCW14) is scheduled to take place between 4 to 8 July 2022 (PDT), in hybrid format, with the in-person venue to be in Seattle (USA), and the virtual venue Microsoft Teams.
Registrations for this wokshop are now open. The Terms of Reference for the Workshop will be posted in this section shortly.
Financial support for scientists from Member developing States wishing to attend the workshop in person is available. Please contact the Secretariat if you wish to confirm your eligibility and access meeting participation funds.
Go to the Information for delegates section for further information about the venue and accommodation.
The discussion topics/schedule for the workshop are as follows:
Evaluate how the new age data affect other model assumptions, namely natural mortality and weight-at-age variability over time;
Review the potential bias in CPUE indices due to fishing efficiency changes and changes in jack mackerel distribution;
Review the useability of any other survey series that could be included in the assessment;
Review the protocol to be developed on how self-sampling data could be integrated with observer data for inclusion in the assessment.
Review the single stock and two-stock hypothesis implementations of the JJM assessment model, projections, environmental regimes and reference points;
Review the methods used to carry out projections and, if needed, explore alternatives.
Ensure documentation and options are up to date;
Generate initial estimates of biological reference points using the same methodology as used in the 2018 benchmark workshop.