Dr. Steve Cadrin, Chair & Professor of the Department of Fisheries Oceanography at UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST), will present at NOAA Fisheries' National Stock Assessment Seminar on Thursday, May 6 at 3 pm (EST). His presentation on “Optimal Spatial Boundaries and Strata for Stock Assessment…and confronting practical realities” will be followed by a Q&A session.
Abstract: Stock identification is being routinely implemented in many stock assessment processes to encompass a population in spatial boundaries and represent fishery or population patterns by spatial strata. Practical constraints include management jurisdictions, catch allocations, and resolution of fishery data. Shifting geographic distributions also present challenges to representing population structure. Spatially stratified data and integrated modeling offer alternatives for representing stock structure, including spatial fleets, spatial population structure, and movement. Interdisciplinary stock identification and spatial simulation-estimation can help to develop spatial assessment alternatives that meet fishery management needs.
Each year, NOAA Fisheries holds National Stock Assessment workshops to bring together stock assessment scientists from across the nation to address issues of common importance and to help scientists advance their knowledge of fisheries populations, according to the agency’s website.
This online event, hosted by NOAA Central Library, is free and open to the public. Register to attend.