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Data Workshop for Blueline Tilefish 7 Gray Triggerfish

The SEDAR 32 assessments of the South Atlantic stocks of blueline tilefish and gray triggerfish will consist of a series of
workshops and webinars: a Data Workshop; a series of Assessment webinars; and a Review Workshop.

A SEDAR 32 post Data Workshop webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

ADDRESSES:
    Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar
is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating
should contact Julia Byrd at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information.
Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each
webinar.
    SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC
29405.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Byrd, SEDAR Coordinator;
telephone: (843) 571-4366; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and
Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA
Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries
Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review
(SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish
stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a three-step process
including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing
webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is
a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and
recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The
product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which
describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates
biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and
recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is
independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the
Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the
strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data.
Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico,
South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA
Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, Highly Migratory Species
Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center.
Participants include: data collectors and database managers; stock
assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency
representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and non-
governmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of
Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies.
    The items of discussion in the post Data Workshop are as follows:

    Participants will finalize data recommendations from the Data
Workshop and provide early modeling advice.

    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject
of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to
those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues
arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action
under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to
take final action to address the emergency.

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