PW 02 Evaluating and Modeling Catchability

The issue of time-varying catchability has arisen in many recent stock assessments in the southeastern U.S. The SEDAR Procedural Workshop 2 (PW 02) was convened to develop recommendations for incorporating catchability changes in SEDAR assessments; to recommend criteria for consideration when modeling catchability for individual species or fisheries, and to prepare a document addressing these recommendations that will be used to guide future SEDAR assessments. The workshop was held February 9-12, 2009 in Atlanta, GA.