Pacific Hake/Whiting Stock Assessment

John Field participated in the Joint Canadian and U.S. Pacific Hake/Whiting Stock Assessment Review Panel from February 6-9th, in Seattle, WA, as the Pacific Fishery Management Council Groundfish Management Team advisor and rapporteur. The assessment shows that the 1999 year class is the only large recruitment in the last 15 years, and has now passed it peak biomass. Projected abundance declines rapidly under all fishing scenarios. (February 20, 2006)

Last modified: 12/24/2014