Meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. (PST)
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- Welcome and Introductions: Phil Rockefeller
- Approve draft notes from last meeting (November 2, 2015)
- Charter update: Patty O’Toole
- Discussion of ISAB/ISRP Critical Uncertainties Report: Kate Myers, Patty O’Toole
- Upcoming meetings: Columbia River Estuary Conference
- Purpose of this meeting: Patty O’Toole and Jim Ruff
How does the ocean affect abundance over time?
- Why scientists develop models, different types of models and why a single approach may not work for all purposes: Brian Burke, NOAA NWFSC
- Presentation of an in-season forecasting model: Jenn Gosselin, NOAA NWFSC
- Observed and expected returns from Alaska through California: Laurie Weitkamp, NOAA NWFSC
Questions for discussion:
- How do ocean indicators or factors interact with salmon survival and abundance?
- How is information about adult survival in the ocean used?
- How can we appropriately link ocean indicator or factors in the ocean with specific salmon stocks?
- How are run forecasts used?
- How are the forecasts useful for the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program? What are the management implications related to the Program?
- Can we increase forecast precision based on better estimates of ocean productivity?
- What would make ocean data more useful in the future?
- How can we account for ocean productivity?
- Do we know how various ocean indicators/factors affect non-salmonid species such as eulachon and lamprey?