MRIP Calibration Workshop

To Be Webcast

Anyone wishing to follow the proceedings of the MRIP Calibration Workshop in North Carolina March 27-29 will be able to do so online. The full workshop will be available via webcast at http://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/NOAA714581928 during the following times:

  • Tuesday, March 27, 1:00-5:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 28, 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Thursday, March 29, 8:30am-12:00pm

Representatives from the affected Fishery Management Councils, Atlantic and Gulf State Marine Fisheries Commissions, Atlantic and Gulf Coast states, and NOAA Fisheries have been invited to participate at the workshop.

The goal of the meeting is to determine the most effective and appropriate means of matching up data collected under MRFSS with the new MRIP methodology for years prior to 2004. Workshop participants will evaluate what potential effects the new estimates may have on existing stock assessments as well as determine whether correction factors can be developed to properly weight estimates prior to 2004.

This workshop is not being organized to produce new estimates for recreational fishing catch prior to 2004. Rather, along with considering the potential impacts of the 2004-2010 re-estimated numbers on catch estimates and biological reference points, participants will seek to develop a standard methodology (or methodologies) that can be applied to pre-2004 data to produce improved estimates for those years. Any methodology that is proposed by the workshop participants will be subjected to scientific peer review prior to potential use in management decision-making and stock assessments.

NOAA Fisheries is co-hosting the workshop with the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) program.

For more information, visit www.CountMyFish.noaa.gov or www.sefsc.noaa.gov/sedar