Schedule of Peer-Reviews for the Pacific Islands Region

Last modified 8/22/2018
Approved by the WPSAR SC

This schedule is for planning and informational purposes only, subject to change without notice.
There is a ~10 month lag period between end of review and management implementation.
Hatched years indicate duration a stock assessment can be used for management.

*Starting in 2019, federal catch limits for reef fish no longer required
YEAR REVIEWED  
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Stock Assessments
Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish complex     Nov   (3 yr)  
            Nov   (3yr)
  Uku   Aug   (3 yr)    
            Feb (3 yr)
  Spanner crab Dec   (3 yr)      
        Sep   (6 yr)
  Reef fish*   Aug            
Guam Bottomfish complex         Feb (3 yr)
Aug   (3 yr)     Feb
  Reef fish*       Feb        
CNMI Bottomfish complex         Feb (3 yr)
  Aug   (3 yr)     Feb
  Reef fish*                
American Samoa Bottomfish complex         Feb (3 yr)
  Aug   (3 yr)     Feb
  Reef fish*                
OTHER SCIENTIFIC ANALYSES
Length-based assessment of reef fish Sep              
Catch-MSY assessment of reef fish Oct              
Bycatch estimation Aug              
INTERNATIONAL STOCK ASSESSMENTS: For informational purposes
Select stocks of regional interest shown. Schedule decided by RFOs/RFMOs.
PIFSC participation: D = data provided, A = assessment scientists & data provided
Lead RFO/RFMO
ISC WCPFC
Tuna Bigeye tuna     D     D       X
  Skipjack tuna           D       X
  Yellowfin tuna     D     D       X
  Pacific Bluefin tuna   D   D   D   D X  
  North Pacific Albacore tuna     D     D     X  
  South Pacific Albacore tuna       D       D   X
Sharks North Pacific Blue shark     A     A     X  
  North Pacific Shortfin Mako shark A     A     A   X  
  Silky Shark       D           X
  Oceanic Whitetip shark D         D       X
Billfish North Pacific Striped Marlin A       A       X  
  Pacifc Blue Marlin   A       A     X  
  North Pacifc Swordfish       A       A X  
  Southwest Pacific Striped Marlin         D         X
  South Pacifc Swordfish     D       D     X

Color Code REVIEW TIER
  WPSAR Benchmark review
  WPSAR Update review
  CIE
  Exempt, reviewed by RFOs/RFMOs
 
Acronyms  
CIE Center for Independent Experts
CNMI Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
ISC International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-Like Species
PIFSC Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
RFMO Regional Fisheries Management Organization
RFO Regional Fisheries Organization
WCPFC Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
WPSAR Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review Framework