U.S. Caribbean Fishery-Independent Survey Workshop

Report
SEFSC/SERO
U.S. Caribbean FisheryIndependent Survey
Workshop
Caribbean Fishery Management Council Meeting
St. Croix USVI
April 22-23, 2014
Internal MARFIN awarded FY2013
• Title: U.S. Caribbean Fishery-Independent Survey Workshop: to
evaluate extant and novel fishery-independent surveys in the U.S.
Caribbean in order to maximize their utility for stock assessment.
• Co-PIs: Shannon L. Cass-Calay, William S. Arnold, Jennifer Schull,
Meaghan D. Bryan
• Tentative Date and Location:
• Miami, FL
• September 10-12, 2014 or Sept. 16-18, 2014
U.S. Department of Commerce | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | NOAA Fisheries | Page 2
Specific Objectives:
• Evaluate the design, data collection methods, etc. of
available FI surveys.
• Explore the utility of surveys with respect to stock
assessments.
• Make near-term and long-term recommendations on how to
improve data collection methods to enhance utility for stock
assessment.
• Conduct a cost/benefit analysis to identify “action items”.
U.S. Department of Commerce | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | NOAA Fisheries | Page 3
Scope of Work
• Focus on U.S. Caribbean
• All available FI surveys, including historic surveys. For example:
• Diver-based visual surveys
• SEAMAP Caribbean survey
• St. Croix Trap Study
• Trap studies
• ROV surveys
• Camera surveys
• Deep-diver surveys
U.S. Department of Commerce | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | NOAA Fisheries | Page 4
Agenda
• DAY 1:
• Morning Session- Modeling and data considerations
• Overview of available models and data requirements
• Discussion of current practices
• Afternoon Session- Description of survey designs
• Selection of sampling locations (e.g. Stratification)
• Sampling Intensity
• Temporal-spatial coverage of sampling effort
• Frequency of occurrence of relevant species
• Data Collected (e.g., number species, length, sex)
• Training and Equipment Needs
U.S. Department of Commerce | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | NOAA Fisheries | Page 5
Agenda
• DAY 2:
• Morning Session: Description of survey designs (cont.)
• Afternoon Session: Integration and Enhancement
• Strengths/Weaknesses with respect to assessing the status of
fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean
• Gap Analysis (for example)
• Insufficient temporal/spatial coverage
• Deep-water fisheries
• Diver-shy species
• Cryptic species
U.S. Department of Commerce | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | NOAA Fisheries | Page 6
Agenda
• DAY 3:
• Morning Session: Integration and Enhancement (cont.)
• Description of additional sampling required to enhance utility
for Stock Assessment
• Predicted benefits
• Afternoon Session: Workshop Summary and Recommendations
• Recommendations
• Action Items
U.S. Department of Commerce | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | NOAA Fisheries | Page 7
Participation
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• We would like
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from USVI and Puerto •
Rico
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Miguel Rolon
Graciela Garcia-Moliner
Richard Appeldoorn
Richard Nemeth
Jim Berkson
John Christensen
Shannon Cass-Calay
Bill Arnold
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Todd Gedamke
Meaghan Bryan
Kevin McCarthy
Jennifer Schull
Nancie Cummings
Mandy Karnauskas
Graciela Garcia-Moliner
Ron Hill
Andy Strelcheck
Jim Berkson
Jerry Ault
Steve Smith
Randy Clark
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Jim Bohnsack
Steve Turner
David Gloekner
Joseph Serafy
David Die
Todd Kellison
Benjamin Ruttenberg
Nick Farmer
Clay Porch
U.S. Department of Commerce | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | NOAA Fisheries | Page 8

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