3rd SSC BF-ME meeting

    Location
    Virtual
    Short Name
    SSC BF-ME03
    Date
    -
    Registration Due
    Meeting Papers Due
    1. Opening of the Meeting
    2. Adoption of Agenda
    3. Stock assessment and scientific advice on the management of North Pacific armorhead (NPA)
     
    3.1 Review of Members fishing statistics for NPA in 2022
     
    3.2 NPA monitoring survey and Adaptive Management Procedure (AMP)
     
     
    3.2.1 Review of the results from 2022 monitoring survey
     
    3.3 Review of Members’ research and joint research activities on NPA
     
     
    3.3.1 Analysis of recruitment relationships to oceanography
     
     
    3.3.2 Update on analyses or progress on biomass estimates from the NPA acoustic survey
     
     
    3.3.3 Species summary document for NPA update
    4. Stock assessment and scientific advice on the management of splendid alfonsino (SA)
     
    4.1 Review of Members fishing statistics for SA in 2022
     
    4.2 Review of Members’ research and joint research activities on SA
     
     
    4.2.1 Species summary document for SA update
    5. Stock assessment and scientific advice on the management of sablefish
     
    5.1 Review of Members fishing statistics for sablefish in 2022
     
    5.2 Review of Members’ research and joint research activities on sablefish
     
     
    5.2.1 Updated stock status for sablefish (Canada and USA)
     
     
    5.2.2 Results of analysis of sablefish association with VME indicators
     
     
    5.2.3 Update catch limits relative to stock status if needed
     
     
    5.2.4 Species summary document for sablefish update
    6. Progress on data-limited approaches to assessment of NPA and SA
     
    6.1 Update from SWG NPA-SA
     
     
    6.1.1 Data sharing and spatial resolution of shared data
     
     
    6.1.2 Joint work on life history based approach to stock assessment
     
     
    6.1.3 Update on CPUE standardization work
     
     
    6.1.4 Review of Fish ID guide
    7. Assessment and scientific advice on the management of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VME)
     
    7.1 Review of Members’ research and joint research activities on VME
     
     
    7.1.1 Review of progress towards developing a definition of VMEs
     
     
    7.1.2 Assessing the relative risk of SAIs
     
     
    7.1.3 Update on trade-off analysis between VME protection and sablefish fishing
     
     
    7.1.4 Update on progress on standardizing an approach to defining SAI
     
    7.2 Review of intersessional activities of the SWG VME
     
     
    7.2.1 Recommendations on gear specific encounter thresholds
     
     
    7.2.2 Review and discussion of scientific basis for move on rule and size of area closures
     
     
    7.2.3 Proposals for revisions to VME indicator species list
     
     
    7.2.4 Discussion of draft objectives for recovering VMEs
     
    7.3 Data sharing for VME management
     
     
    7.3.1 Discussion and revision of terms of reference for sharing VME data
     
     
    7.3.2 Generation of template for data sharing for VME data
     
    7.4 Significant and adverse impacts (SAI) assessment
     
     
    7.4.1 Literature review of impacts of fishing activities on VME
    8. Data collection and reporting
     
    8.1 Review of the template for collection of scientific observer data
    9. 5-Year (2022-2026) Rolling Work Plan
     
    9.1 North Pacific armorhead
     
    9.2 Splendid alfonsino
     
    9.3 Sablefish
     
    9.4 Vulnerable marine ecosystems
     
    9.5 Other ecosystem components
    10. Review of CMMs 2021-05 and 2019-06 for bottom fisheries and protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems and CMM 2019-10 for sablefish
    11. Other matters
     
    11.1 Inter-sessional work and priority issues for next meeting
     
    11.2 Update on PICES WG47 Seamount Ecology
     
    11.3 Other issues
    12. Recommendations to the Scientific Committee
    13. Next meeting
    14. Adoption of the Report
    15. Close of the Meeting
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    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-MIP03
    Annotated Indicative Schedule
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    Document Number Title File
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-MIP02 Provisional Agenda
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-MIP03 Annotated Indicative Schedule
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP01 Five-Year Work Plan of the SSC BF-ME
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP02 The Relative Risk of Significant Adverse Impacts to Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems in the northeast part of the NPFC’s Convention Area
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP05 Update on analyses of abundance estimation from the NPA acoustic survey
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP06 Sexual maturity of Splendid alfonsino (Beryx splendens) in the Emperor seamounts
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP07 Small Working Group on NPA and SA - Summary for 2022
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP08 The Field Guide for Identifications of Fishes of the Emperor Seamount Chain (ESC) Captured by Bottom Fisheries
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP09 Scientific name for the oreosomatid fish caught by bottom fisheries in the Emperor Seamounts area
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP10 Report of Japanese sea-floor visual survey in the southern Emperor Seamounts (southern-ES) in 2022
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP11 (Rev. 1) A brief update of Sablefish status in the eastern North Pacific including the NPFC Convention Area - 2022
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP12 Joint Canada-USA International Seamount Survey
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP13 NPA species summary
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP14 SA species summary
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP15 Sablefish species summary
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-WP16 Blackspotted and Rougheye Rockfishes species summary
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-IP01 Data from visual surveys conducted by NPFC Members
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-IP02 Results of a monitoring survey for North Pacific armorhead in the Emperor Seamounts in 2022
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-IP03 Effects of oceanography on NPA recruitment in the Emperor Seamounts
    NPFC-2022-SSC BFME03-IP04 Recommendations on Gorgonian taxa in the Alcyonacea in SWG2022-VME01