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Dear Members of the Red Abalone Fishing Community,

 

As many of you are aware, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently developing a recreational red abalone Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) for the north coast. Ocean Science Trust, with support from the Ocean Protection Council, has been requested by CDFW, the Fish and Game Commission (FGC), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to coordinate an external, independent peer review of two proposed management strategies for FMP consideration. Both of the management strategies, information about peer review process, and list of peer reviewers are available on our web page at http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/projects/abalone-fishery-management-plan-peer-review/

To help complete the peer review process, we are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the red abalone fishing community’s scientific questions, as well as share information about the peer review approach. The following engagement opportunities are being planned over the coming weeks to support this information exchange:


Solicitation of Community Questions and Priorities: Next week, Ocean Science Trust will circulate a request for community members to share your science-based questions about the proposed management strategies and the related peer review process. Your questions will be considered and become the foundation for a webinar discussion with the peer review panel.

Public Webinar with the Peer Review Panel: On August 20, we plan to host a public webinar with members red abalone fishing community, the peer review panel co-chairs, CDFW, The Nature Conservancy, and others to discuss the questions submitted, provide clarifications, and outline timeline considerations beyond the peer review. A high-level summary of questions submitted and responses from the webinar will be included in the final peer review report and made available to CDFW and the public to inform the FMP process.

Final Peer Review Report Q&A Webinar: Looking ahead to September, we anticipate hosting a second webinar focused on reviewing the completed peer review report and answering questions about final recommendations.


CDFW continues to seek input from California Tribes and native communities on the red abalone FMP process, and the peer review process provides ongoing opportunity for consultation. For more information, please visit CDFW’s Red Abalone FMP webpage https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/marine/red-abalone-fmp

Please visit our webpage http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/projects/abalone-fishery-management-plan-peer-review/  for updates about these engagement opportunities, which will be posted as information becomes available. We would also appreciate your help in circulating this information to your peers and constituents via your newsletters, blogs, social media, and other communications outlets. Do not hesitate to be in touch with any questions, and we look forward to being back in touch next week with additional details on the process for submitting questions.

 

All our best,

Errin & Jessica

Errin Ramanujam
Program Director
California Ocean Science Trust
errin.ramanujam@calost.org
Office: (510) 251-8285

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PEER review panel have asked of both TNC and CDFW about density and CDFW's indicators and they asked both groups about approaches for reopening the fishery.
http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Additional-Questions-and-data-requests-with-intro.pdf


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California Ocean Science Trust invites members of the red abalone community and other interested parties to engage in an information exchange with the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review Panel co-chairs. We are interested in learning about your science-based questions related to the two management strategies currently undergoing peer review, and/or questions specific to the peer review process overall.


Request for Science-based and Peer Review Process Questions

Input is requested via email abalone@calost.org by 9:00am PST on Monday, August 13, 2018
Management strategies under review:
California Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted management strategy  http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FINAL-CDFW-Red-Abalone-FMP-Ch5withAppendices_06012018.pdf

The Nature Conservancy-led, stakeholder submitted management strategy
 http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Report_red-abalone_MSE_FINAL_TNC-2018.pdf


When submitting questions, please be as specific as possible. When applicable, please note which proposed management strategy you are referencing and provide a page number and/or section number. Additional guidance for submitting questions can be found here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RHhPlmqKE_ou7mRN_1Obvjo4uxp6driuAqQL8F9mdHk/edit
Your questions will become the foundation for a webinar discussion with the peer review panel. Please save the date:


Public Webinar with the Peer Review Panel to Discuss Community Questions
Monday, August 20 at 1:00pm-3:00pm PST
Additional information, including webinar materials, will be posted to the
Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review webpage in advance of August 20. http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/projects/abalone-fishery-management-plan-peer-review/

Thank you for your interest in the peer review of the two proposed management strategies and for submitting your science-based and process related questions to help complete the peer review process. A reminder that the above information, along with additional details about the peer review process can be found on the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review webpage http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/projects/abalone-fishery-management-plan-peer-review/
Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any other questions, and we look forward to engaging in a meaningful exchange of information with you all.

 


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   Guidance for Submitting Science-based and Peer Review Process Questions to the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review Panel Input Requested via Email abalone@calost.org by  9:00am PST on Monday, August 13, 2018  Management strategies under review: California Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted management strategy The Nature Conservancy-led, stakeholder submitted management strategy   Members of the red abalone community and other interested parties are invited to engage in an information exchange with the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review Panel co-leads. We are interested in learning about your science-based questions related to the two management strategies currently undergoing peer review, and/or questions specific to the peer review process overall. Your questions will become the foundation for a webinar discussion on August 20 with the peer review panel.  When submitting questions, please be as specific as possible. When applicable, please note which proposed management strategy you are referencing and provide a page number and/or section number. Community members are welcome to submit any and all scientific and process questions. The following are examples of the types of questions that community members may consider asking to help shape a broad and inclusive discussion during the upcoming webinar:  Sample science-based questions ● What types of data has the peer review panel explored? E.g., OST scientific density peer review from 2014? ● What data is being considered to investigate how indicators inform management triggers? Set catch limits?  ● In the [CDFW or TNC-led, stakeholder submitted] management strategy [on page x] it discusses [a,b,c]. Is the peer review panel addressing [a,b,c]? ● Is the peer review panel considering how these two strategies could be into an integrated into a single management strategy? ● How is the peer review panel evaluating the appropriate indicators to detect, for example, rapid changes in stock status?  Sample process questions ● Where in the peer review process is the review panel?  ● How were the peer review panelists chosen? ● What will be done with the peer review once complete? ● Will there be additional opportunities for community engagement?   Your questions will become the foundation for a webinar discussion with the peer review panel, which will be held on Monday, August 20 at 1:00pm-3:00pm. Additional details about the peer review process can be found on the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review webpage. For questions, please contact Errin Ramanujam (errin.ramanujam@oceansciencetrust.org). 


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Hey all I really encourage all divers to participate in this upcoming webinar and share your questions and input, This is huge that they are letting us play a roll in this and ask questions.

California Ocean Science Trust invites members of the red abalone community and other interested parties to engage in an information exchange with the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review Panel co-chairs. We are interested in learning about your science-based questions related to the two management strategies currently undergoing peer review, and/or questions specific to the peer review process overall.


Request for Science-based and Peer Review Process Questions

Input is requested via email abalone@calost.org by 9:00am PST on Monday, August 13, 2018
Management strategies under review:
California Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted management strategy  http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FINAL-CDFW-Red-Abalone-FMP-Ch5withAppendices_06012018.pdf

The Nature Conservancy-led, stakeholder submitted management strategy
 http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Report_red-abalone_MSE_FINAL_TNC-2018.pdf


When submitting questions, please be as specific as possible. When applicable, please note which proposed management strategy you are referencing and provide a page number and/or section number. Additional guidance for submitting questions can be found here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RHhPlmqKE_ou7mRN_1Obvjo4uxp6driuAqQL8F9mdHk/edit
Your questions will become the foundation for a webinar discussion with the peer review panel. Please save the date:


Public Webinar with the Peer Review Panel to Discuss Community Questions
Monday, August 20 at 1:00pm-3:00pm PST
Additional information, including webinar materials, will be posted to the
Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review webpage in advance of August 20. http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/projects/abalone-fishery-management-plan-peer-review/

Thank you for your interest in the peer review of the two proposed management strategies and for submitting your science-based and process related questions to help complete the peer review process. A reminder that the above information, along with additional details about the peer review process can be found on the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review webpage http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/projects/abalone-fishery-management-plan-peer-review/
Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any other questions, and we look forward to engaging in a meaningful exchange of information with you all.


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Matt: What do you think?  Will there be a season in 2019?

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Hey all I wrote up a little Summary for the upcoming PEER review that summarizes the peer review process and the DFW's and the TNC's abalone management proposals.

PLEASE JOIN IN ON THIS PEER REVIEW WEBINAR AS THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY HAVE ALLOWED PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Summary of the Abalone Scientific Peer Review and the proposed Management Plans

There are a couple important points about the abalone peer review process.
1.   The scientific peer reviewers are a group of scientists selected by the Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team [and coordinated by the Ocean Science Trust (OST)] to review the science used in the abalone Fisheries Management Plan (FMP).  Their responsibility is to make sure the FMP uses the best available science, and that the science used is rigorous enough to inform management approaches.
2.   This is the first time that there have been two proposals to be reviewed [one from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and the other from a stakeholder group of fishermen, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and researchers]. In the past, only a single proposal [the majority from CDFW] was reviewed.
3.   This is the first time a discussion with the FMP peer review panel has been facilitated [via Strategic Earth], with questions taken in advance from the public in an organized setting during the review process.  This is a tremendous opportunity for stakeholders to actively engage in the peer review process, with the peer review panel. 

A high-level summary of each proposal is provided below.








Summary of CDFW Plan

1.   In the CDFW plan, the harvest control rule estimates a target catch calculation in any given year based on historical catch data (2002-2006 average catch), site access adjustment (# sites opened and closed), and a productivity adjustment based on density and 7 other indicators.  If catch increases or decreases in the next year by less than 25% then minor management adjustments are made (“fine tuning”) vs. if catch increases or decreases in the next year by more than 25% then more drastic management adjustments are made “coarse tuning”). 
2.   The CDFW plan has different trigger densities (densities at which action is taken) at the site, region and overall fishery levels.
3.   In addition to deep-water density and overall density, the CDFW plan relies on 7 environmental and abalone health indicators with respective thresholds.  If thresholds are met, CDFW may revise target catch levels
a.   Kelp canopy (<30% of maximum established in 2008).
b.   Water temperature (>15oC for any one day in any year).
c.   Urchin density (>5 urchins/m2).
d.   Body mass index (a subjective, visual estimation).
e.   Gonad index (measured by length of gonad).
f.   Ratio of legal sized abalone to total abalones (>40%).
g.   Ratio of sub-legal abalone to total abalones (>30%).
4.   Each of these indicators has an associated “precautionary” trigger number which defines when the fishery is reduced or closed; and in some cases another higher number defining when the fishery may be increased or reopened.
5.   The CDFW’s plan attempts to manage the fishery to peak historic, precautionary levels using catch data from 2002-2006. 
6.   Past reviews (click to see full document) have flagged concerns with reliability CDFW’s density data, based on survey design and its current application in fisheries management.
a.   According the CDFW plan, density must meet both deep water triggers (>0.20 ab/m2 in water 30-60’ deep) and overall depth/density triggers (>0.45 abs/m2) for reopening after closure. 

Summary on the TNC-led Stakeholder Proposal (i.e., Collaborative Proposal)

1.   This Collaborative proposal (click to see full document) was developed in collaboration between scientists from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), U.S.-based and international researchers, and fishermen. The proposal uses rigorous, internationally accepted science, tests the approach using management strategy evaluation [MSE], and also incorporates fishermen’s direct observations.
2.   The Collaborative Proposal incorporate two data types: abalone size and catch. 
3.   Size data has been collected by both CDFW and citizen scientists (Reef Check, CA) via subtidal surveys and also by CDFW staff and volunteers via creel surveys.

a.   Spawning Potential Ratio (SPR) can be calculated from size data.  SPR is a simple ratio of the spawning potential of an area which is fished divided by the spawning potential of the same area if it is unfished (an unfished spawning potential = 100% of its potential to reproduce).  SPR can inform our understanding of the stock status of abalones populations and their sustainability.
b.   In the plan they calculate a site-specific reference point that associates the length at maturity, the natural mortality and the size structure at a given location to the SPR that is most likely to achieve long term sustainable yields.
4.   Catch data is used to estimate maximum sustainable yield at all of the 56 landing sites to help determine stock status at the site, region or overall fishery levels. 
5.   These two indicators are then integrated into a decision tree that can be used by managers to adjust TAC in line with achieving Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) for the fishery at any management scale deemed appropriate.
6.   The researchers test the validity of their approach using MSE, a simulation approach that can determine whether the proposal will be effective across a variety of environmental and fishing scenarios.  The MSE evaluates different rebuilding timelines based on the magnitude with which TAC is adjusted.  A slow rebuild might include a small fishery during the rebuilding process while a faster rebuild might include closure of sites, regions, or the fishery.
7.   Collecting data with volunteer citizen scientists is cost effective and allow for more frequent sampling across the full range of the fishery, at all regularly fished sites. 

PLEASE JOIN IN ON THIS PEER REVIEW WEBINAR AS THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY HAVE ALLOWED PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

California Ocean Science Trust invites members of the red abalone community and other interested parties to engage in an information exchange with the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review Panel co-chairs. We are interested in learning about your science-based questions related to the two management strategies currently undergoing peer review, and/or questions specific to the peer review process overall.


Request for Science-based and Peer Review Process Questions

Input is requested via email abalone@calost.org by 9:00am PST on Monday, August 13, 2018
Management strategies under review:
California Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted management strategy  http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FINAL-CDFW-Red-Abalone-FMP-Ch5withAppendices_06012018.pdf

The Nature Conservancy-led, stakeholder submitted management strategy
 http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Report_red-abalone_MSE_FINAL_TNC-2018.pdf


When submitting questions, please be as specific as possible. When applicable, please note which proposed management strategy you are referencing and provide a page number and/or section number. Additional guidance for submitting questions can be found here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RHhPlmqKE_ou7mRN_1Obvjo4uxp6driuAqQL8F9mdHk/edit
Your questions will become the foundation for a webinar discussion with the peer review panel. Please save the date:


Public Webinar with the Peer Review Panel to Discuss Community Questions
Monday, August 20 at 1:00pm-3:00pm PST
Additional information, including webinar materials, will be posted to the
Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review webpage in advance of August 20
. http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/projects/abalone-fishery-management-plan-peer-review/

Thank you for your interest in the peer review of the two proposed management strategies and for submitting your science-based and process related questions to help complete the peer review process. A reminder that the above information, along with additional details about the peer review process can be found on the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review webpage http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/projects/abalone-fishery-management-plan-peer-review/
Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any other questions, and we look forward to engaging in a meaningful exchange of information with you all.


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This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to submit your questions for the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review Panel co-leads is on Monday, August 13, 2018 (no longer 9 am). California Ocean Science Trust is interested in learning about your science-based questions related to the two management strategies currently undergoing peer review, and/or questions specific to the peer review process overall.


Request for Science-based and Peer Review Process Questions

Input is requested via email abalone@calost.org by Monday, August 13, 2018

Management strategies under review:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted management strategy
 http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FINAL-CDFW-Red-Abalone-FMP-Ch5withAppendices_06012018.pdf

The Nature Conservancy-led, stakeholder submitted management strategy
http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Report_red-abalone_MSE_FINAL_TNC-2018.pdf


To help promote open lines of communication and engage in information sharing at this stage of the peer review process, your questions will become the foundation for a public webinar discussion with the peer review panel:


Public Webinar with the Peer Review Panel to Discuss Community Questions

 Monday, August 20 at 1:00pm-3:00pm PST
Webinar Agenda here & Attached
http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Abalone_-Draft-Public-Agenda-August-7.pdf


Additional information, including webinar materials, will be posted to the

Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review webpage in advance of August 20.

http://www.oceansciencetrust.org/projects/abalone-fishery-management-plan-peer-review/

Since our last email, we have received general questions about the peer review panel and the red abalone fishery. We’ve put together a FAQ here & attached to help answer some of those questions, we hope you find it helpful.


Thank you again for your interest in the peer review of the two proposed management strategies. The above information, along with additional details about the peer review process can be found on the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review webpage. Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any other questions, and we look forward to engaging in a meaningful exchange of information with you all.

 

All our best,

Errin & Jessica



Errin Ramanujam
Program Director
California Ocean Science Trust
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Recreational Red Abalone Fishery Peer Review Public Webinar
Learn About the Peer Review Process and Discuss the
Red Abalone Community’s Science-based Questions
Monday, August 20 | 1:00pm-3:00pm
Webinar link: details coming soon
To join by phone: details coming soon
California Ocean Science Trust has convened a peer review panel to evaluate the scientific merits of two
proposed management strategies that have been developed to support the California Department of Fish and
Wildlife (CDFW) in designing a recreational red abalone fisheries management plan (FMP). The reviewers are
in the middle stages of evaluation, with a final peer review report anticipated for late September 2018.
To help promote open lines of communication and engage in information sharing at this stage of the peer
review process, members of the red abalone community are invited to participate in a public webinar with the
reviewers. During this webinar, participants will have an opportunity to:
● Learn about the peer review process, including the data and questions that are currently being
considered by the reviewers;
● Review and discuss the red abalone community’s science-based and research questions; and
● Build our collective understanding of how the peer review aligns with the FMP process, including
timelines and additional engagement opportunities.
All webinar materials will be available on the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review webpage as they become
available, including copies of the two management strategies and new FAQs document.
Webinar Agenda
Welcome and Introductions
● Introduce members of the California Ocean Science Trust (OST) team and the peer review panel
Webinar Overview & Purpose
● Confirm webinar purpose, review agenda, and confirm access to materials
Presentation: Recreational Red Abalone Fishery Management
● Brief background on FMP process and the two proposed management strategies
● Overview of peer review process and the role of OST
Review and Discuss Key Themes Submitted by Community Members
● Key themes summary of questions submitted to OST
● Discussion with webinar participants
Looking Ahead: Completing the Final Peer Review Report & FMP Process
Next Steps & Adjourn


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FAQ: Recreational Red Abalone Fishery Peer Review Public Webinar
August 2018
How has the recreational red abalone fishery been managed to date?
The recreational red abalone fishery is currently managed by the Abalone Recovery
Management Plan (ARMP). Until a new Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) is adopted, the Fish
and Game Commission (FGC) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are
required to adhere to the ARMP.
Is the peer review considering how density surveys are conducted?
In 2014, an Ocean Protection Council-Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT) peer review panel
reviewed the application and methodologies for density survey estimates as they existed under
the ARMP. Density survey estimates in the new CDFW proposed FMP have some similarities
and differences to those in the ARMP. The peer review panel is assessing the scientific rigor of
the proposed density survey methods to inform the current FMP process.
Why is time and effort being invested in reviewing a closed fishery?
The focus on developing a FMP for the North Coast recreational red abalone fishery began
many years ago when the fishery was still open. The intention is that this FMP can outline any
number of management strategies that could be implemented under any current or future
scenarios including a closed fishery, rebuilding stock, or open recreational fishery, along with
other management considerations. CDFW and FGC plan to discuss the final peer reviewed
report and the next phase of the FMP process at their upcoming FGC meeting in October 2018.
Who are the peer reviewers?
The scientific peer reviewers are a group of seven scientists selected by theOPC-SAT to review
the science used in the abalone Fisheries Management Plan (FMP). These individuals come
from all over the world and specialize in a range of disciplines including fisheries science,
ecology, oceanography, population dynamics, etc. A list of the peer reviewers is available on
the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review website. The peer reviewers responsibility is to
make sure the FMP uses the best available science to inform management approaches.
What is the peer review panel reviewing?
Two proposed management strategies have been submitted for review, one from the California
Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and a second from a stakeholder group of fishermen,
The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and researchers. The peer review panel will be reviewing both
proposals.
How are community members, including commercial fishermen, involved in the peer review
process?
Ocean Science Trust (OST) has worked to build new elements into this peer review, based on
stakeholder feedback, in support of information sharing and building transparency into the
peer review process. While some parts of the review are not yet publicly available, many
aspects have been shared including both draft proposed management strategies, reviewer
instructions, and the ongoing list of questions and data requests sent to both management
strategy proposal teams, all of which can be viewed on the Recreational Red Abalone Peer
Review website.
OST also has two community engagement webinars planned for the review. The first webinar is
on August 20 at 1:00pm, if you would like to participate please visit the Recreational Red
Abalone Peer Review website for all the details. A high-level summary of stakeholder questions
submitted and responses from the webinar will be included in the final peer review report and
made available to CDFW to inform the FMP process. The second webinar will be scheduled
upon the close of the review, most likely early October, to share the results with community
members and allow for questions and discussion about the findings.
Will the FGC take red abalone fishery community members questions into consideration?
The FGC will always consider any testimony on an issue before them.
How can red abalone community members participate?
California Ocean Science Trust invites members of the red abalone community and other
interested parties to engage in an information exchange with the Recreational Red Abalone
Peer Review Panel co-chairs during a public webinar on August 20. This is an opportunity for
members of the red abalone community to have their questions answered by the peer review
panel and Ocean Science Trust. For more information on how to participate in the webinar and
additional information about the peer review process, please visit the Recreational Red Abalone
Peer Review website


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Re: Engagement Opportunities to Complete the Red Abalone Fishery Peer Review
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2018, 12:29:40 PM »
Interested Abalone Fishermen,
If you haven't seen it and plan to participate (you can just listen without talking) in the upcoming abalone webinar, attached is some information, especially the FAQs in the last attachment. Hopefully we'll be able to get some answers to these questions and others

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Re: Engagement Opportunities to Complete the Red Abalone Fishery Peer Review
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2018, 08:16:05 AM »
Please join us on Monday, August 20:


Public Webinar with the Peer Review Panel to Discuss Community Questions

 Monday, August 20 at 1:00pm-3:00pm PST
Webinar Agenda

Webinar link: https://zoom.us/j/897529467

To join by phone: +1 (669) 900-6833 or +1 (646) 876-9923
Meeting ID: 897 529 467


California Ocean Science Trust has convened a peer review panel to evaluate the scientific merits of two proposed management strategies that have been developed to support the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in designing a recreational red abalone fisheries management plan (FMP). The reviewers are in the middle stages of evaluation, with a final peer review report anticipated for late September 2018.


To help promote open lines of communication and engage in information sharing at this stage of the peer review process, members of the red abalone community are invited to participate in a public webinar with the reviewers. During this webinar, participants will have an opportunity to:


Learn about the peer review process, including the data and questions that are currently being considered by the reviewers;

Review and discuss the red abalone community’s science-based and research questions; and

Build our collective understanding of how the peer review aligns with the FMP process, including timelines and additional engagement opportunities.


Please visit the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review webpage for additional information about the peer review process, including copies of the two management strategies and FAQs document.


Best,
Errin

Errin Ramanujam
Program Director
California Ocean Science Trust
errin.ramanujam@calost.org
Office: (510) 251-8285

http://oceansciencetrust.org/



On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 11:03 AM, Errin Ramanujam <errin.ramanujam@calost.org> wrote:


This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to submit your questions for the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review Panel co-leads is on Monday, August 13, 2018 (no longer 9 am). California Ocean Science Trust is interested in learning about your science-based questions related to the two management strategies currently undergoing peer review, and/or questions specific to the peer review process overall.


Request for Science-based and Peer Review Process Questions

Input is requested via email abalone@calost.org by Monday, August 13, 2018

Management strategies under review:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife submitted management strategy

The Nature Conservancy-led, stakeholder submitted management strategy


To help promote open lines of communication and engage in information sharing at this stage of the peer review process, your questions will become the foundation for a public webinar discussion with the peer review panel:


Public Webinar with the Peer Review Panel to Discuss Community Questions

 Monday, August 20 at 1:00pm-3:00pm PST
Webinar Agenda here & Attached

Additional information, including webinar materials, will be posted to the

Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review webpage in advance of August 20.


Since our last email, we have received general questions about the peer review panel and the red abalone fishery. We’ve put together a FAQ here & attached to help answer some of those questions, we hope you find it helpful.


Thank you again for your interest in the peer review of the two proposed management strategies. The above information, along with additional details about the peer review process can be found on the Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review webpage. Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any other questions, and we look forward to engaging in a meaningful exchange of information with you all.

 

All our best,

Errin & Jessica



Errin Ramanujam
Program Director
California Ocean Science Trust
errin.ramanujam@calost.org
Office: (510) 251-8285

http://oceansciencetrust.org/


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