1st SSC BF-ME meeting

    Short Name
    SSC BFME01
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    Registration Due
    Meeting Papers Due
    1 Opening of the Meeting
    2 Adoption of Agenda
    3 Review of Members’ bottom fisheries activities
    4 Stock assessment and scientific advice on the management of North Pacific armorhead (NPA)
     
    4.1 NPA monitoring survey and Adaptive Management Procedure (AMP)
     
     
    4.1.1 Review of the results from March 2019-April 2020 monitoring survey
     
     
    4.1.2 Review of monitoring survey design and effectiveness
     
     
    4.1.3 Development of terms of reference for evaluation of adaptive management procedure for NPA
     
    4.2 Review of study and sampling design for proposed 2020 acoustic survey for NPA
     
    4.3 Review of Members’ research activities on NPA
     
     
    4.3.1 Analysis of recruitment relationships to oceanography
     
     
    4.3.2 Data-limited management tools approach to assessment
     
    4.4 Discussion of stock assessment and harvest control rules for NPA
     
     
    4.4.1 Review of data available for NPA stock assessment
     
     
    4.4.2 Review of data gaps for NPA stock assessment
    5 Stock assessment and scientific advice on the management of splendid alfonsino (SA)
     
    5.1 Review of Members’ research activities on SA
     
     
    5.1.1 Yield per recruit analysis of SA
     
    5.2 Discussion of stock assessment and harvest control rules for SA
     
     
    5.2.1 Review of data available for SA stock assessment or catch curve analysis
     
     
    5.2.2 Review of data gaps for SA stock assessment
     
    5.3 Adaptive management strategy for SA
     
     
    5.3.1 Review of approaches from other RFMO’s
     
     
    5.3.2 Data-limited management tools approach to assessment
     
     
    5.3.3 Intersessional work to meet the 2020 deadline for AMP and develop TOR for SA AMP
    6 Assessment and scientific advice on the management of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VME)
     
    6.1 Review of Members’ research activities on VME
     
     
    6.1.1 Towards a quantitative definition of VMEs
     
     
    6.1.2 Trade-off analysis between VME protection and sablefish fishing
     
    6.2 VME identification
     
     
    6.2.1 Update on planning for VME indicator taxa identification course
     
     
    6.2.2 Review, revision if necessary, and/or adoption of the VME taxa ID guide
     
    6.3 Encounter protocol
     
     
    6.3.1 Development of timely reporting and action protocol for post-encounter VME (consistent with existing flowchart)
     
     
    6.3.2 Refinement of encounter protocol if necessary
     
    6.4 Significant and adverse impacts (SAI) assessment
     
     
    6.4.1 Review of effort and footprint data requirements and data resolution for adequacy in assessing SAI for all fishing gears
     
     
    6.4.2 Update on Canada-Japan small working group to compare approaches to standardizing an approach to defining SAI
     
     
    6.4.3 Refinement of the exploratory fishing protocol
     
    6.5 Discussion of VME recovery management objectives
    7 Data collection and reporting
     
    7.1 Review of the template for collection of scientific observer data
     
    7.2 Combined bycatch taxa list
     
     
    7.2.1 Review/confirmation of bycatch taxa list
     
     
    7.2.2 Additions for Japan’s fish ID guide and translation
     
    7.3 Protocol for sharing mapped data for combined fishing footprint and effort
     
    7.4 Review of example species profile concept and recommendation of direction on future development
     
    7.5 Review of spatial databases for VME
     
    7.6 Review of the data sharing working draft from the TCC
    8 Proposed 5-Year (2020-2025) Rolling Work Plan
     
    8.1 North Pacific armorhead
     
    8.2 Splendid alfonsino
     
    8.3 Sablefish
     
    8.4 Vulnerable marine ecosystems
     
    8.5 Other ecosystem components
    9 Review of CMMs 2019-05 and 2019-06 for bottom fisheries and protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems and CMM 2019-10 for sablefish
    10 Other matters
     
    10.1 Inter-sessional work and priority issues for next meeting
     
    10.2 Other issues
    11 Recommendations to the Scientific Committee
    12 Next meeting
    13 Adoption of the Report
    14 Close of the Meeting
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    NPFC-2020-SSC BFME01-MIP02
    Provisional Agenda
    NPFC-2020-SSC BFME01-MIP03 (Rev. 1)
    Annotated Indicative Schedule
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