The Council will be hosting a stock assessment ensemble modeling workshop over the summer of 2018. The focus of the workshop will be to examine approaches to and best practices for
ensemble modeling employing examples from stock assessment and other disciplines within the North Pacific and other regions. Members of the Bering Sea Aleutian Islands Groundfish Plan Team will lead the workshop with invited experts from other regions, as well as representatives from both groundfish plan teams and assessment authors. The workshop will be open to the public. A report from the workshop will be presented to the Joint Groundfish Plan Teams in September in order to solicit recommendations on both approaches for ensemble modeling as well as rationale and approaches for establishing ABC below the maximum permissible. Additional details and an agenda for the workshop will be posted to the Council website later in the spring. Staff contact is Diana Stram.