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American Lobster Benchmark Stock Assessment Workshop – ASFMC @ Mass Dept of Marine Fisheries
Jan 28 – Jan 31 all-day

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold the American Lobster BenchmarkStock Assessment Workshop at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, 836 South Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA. The stock assessment,which is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2020, will evaluate the health of the Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank and Southern New England stocks and inform management of this species. The Commission’s stock assessment process and meetings are open to the public, with the exception of discussions of confidential data *, when the public will be asked to leave the room.

The Commission welcomes the submission of alternate assessment models. For alternate models to be considered, the model description, model input, final model estimates, and complete source code must be provided to Jeff Kipp, Senior Stock Assessment Scientist, at by December 28, 2018. Any models submitted without complete, editable source code and input files will not be considered.