The Council‘s Social Science Planning Team is established to facilitate and enhance the use of social science data in the management process, and operates under the following mission statement:
The Social Science Planning Team (SSPT) is established to improve the quality and application of social science data that informs management decision-making and program evaluation. The SSPT is constituted of representatives who will strategize medium- and long-term improvements in data collection and analytical methodology, allowing the NPFMC to better meet its own program objectives as well as LAPP review requirements defined in the Magnuson-Stevens Act and recommended in NMFS guidelines. The SSPT will identify data needs, make recommendations regarding research priorities, and advise analysts in efforts to improve analytical frameworks when possible. The SSPT will support the collection and aggregation of social science data in a manner that cuts across Fishery Management Plans and specific management programs within the North Pacific region.
Meeting to further discuss Economic Data Reports
March 4, 2021; 8am – 4pm AKT
This meeting will be virtual.
Link to e-Agenda including schedule, meeting materials and public comments will be posted here.
Meeting to discuss Economic Data Reports
September 21, 2020; 9am-1pm AKT (10am-2pm PT)
The SSPT held a virtual meeting to discuss next steps for EDR revisions and topics for follow-up discussion with stakeholders.
Link to e-Agenda including schedule, meeting materials and public comments
Final Meeting Report
Interim teleconference November 6, 2019
In-person meeting May 7, 8, and 9th, 2019
Fireweed Room at the Hilton Hotel, Anchorage, AK
Interim teleconference November 9, 2018
In-person meeting May 8 and 9, 2018
Birch/Willow room at the Hilton Hotel; Anchorage, AK
Staff contact is Sarah Marrinan.
- Courtney Carothers (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
- Sam Cunningham (NPFMC)
- Mike Downs (SSC; Wislow Research)
- Jim Fall (ADF&G)
- Mike Fey (AKFIN)
- Kate Haapala (NPFMC)
- Steve Kasperski, Chair (AFSC)
- Seth Macinko (University of Rhode Island)
- Sarah Marrinan, Coordinator (NPFMC)
- Scott Miller (NMFS)
- Matt Reimer (SSC; University of Alaska Anchorage)
- Marysia Szymkowiak (AFSC)