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Current ageing requests for AFSC Age and Growth Program

This is a dynamic summary of current ageing requests for All Species. Definition of terms are found at the bottom of the page. Go to definitions

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Requests in queue
Requests currently ageing
Released requests
Research collections

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Requests in Queue

Requests in queue are collections that have been requested for ageing but are not assigned to an age reader.

Species Group Request Number requested Request Type Priority Ready to Age
Alaska Plaice B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey NA NA
Atka Mackerel B 2021 Aleutian Islands observer collection NA NA
Atka Mackerel B 2021 Gulf of Alaska Observer collection NA NA
Dover Sole B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey NA NA
Flathead Sole B 1997 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey301 CA critical
Flathead Sole B 2011 Gulf of Alaska observer collection453 NEA high
Flathead Sole B 2012 Gulf of Alaska observer collection260 NEA high
Flathead Sole B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey NA NA
Greenland Turbot B 2020 Bering Sea observer collection250 NA critical
Greenland Turbot B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey NA NA
Northern Rock Sole B 1997 Aleutian Islands groundfish survey556 CA high
Northern Rock Sole B 2019 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey920 CA high
Pacific Cod B 1990 Gulf of Alaska observer collections200 NEA low
Pacific Cod B 1991 Gulf of Alaska observer collections300 NA high
Pacific Cod B 1992 Gulf of Alaska observer collections300 NA high
Pacific Cod B 1993 Gulf of Alaska observer collections300 NA high
Pacific Cod B 1994 Gulf of Alaska observer collections260 NA low
Pacific Cod B 1995 Gulf of Alaska observer collections300 NA low
Pacific Cod B 1996 Gulf of Alaska observer collections286 NA low
Pacific Cod B 1997 Gulf of Alaska observer collections200 NA low
Pacific Cod B 1998 Gulf of Alaska observer collections300 NA low
Pacific Cod B 1999 Gulf of Alaska observer collections100 NA low
Pacific Cod B 2000 Gulf of Alaska observer collection1000 CA critical
Pacific Cod B 2001 Gulf of Alaska observer collection750 CA critical
Pacific Cod B 2002 Gulf of Alaska observer collection750 CA critical
Pacific Cod B 2003 Gulf of Alaska observer collection750 CA critical
Pacific Cod B 2004 Gulf of Alaska observer collection750 CA critical
Pacific Cod B 2005 Gulf of Alaska observer collection750 CA critical
Pacific Cod B 2006 Gulf of Alaska observer collection750 CA critical
Pacific Cod B 2016 BSAI ontogenetic migration special project930 SP high
Pacific Cod B 2019 Aleutian Islands observer collection219 CA high
Pacific Cod B 2019 Bering Sea observer collection1000 CA high
Pacific Cod B 2020 Korean special collection500 NA high
Pacific Cod B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey NA NA
Sablefish (Black Cod) B 2020 AI and GOA special collection400 NA high
Sablefish (Black Cod) B 2021 BS/GOA observer collection NA NA
Walleye Pollock B 2021 Northern Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey500 CA critical
Yellowfin Sole B 2021 Northern Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey150 NA critical
Total number requested to date: Group A: 0, Group B: 14485, Overall: 14485



CURRENTLY AGEING

Requests in the Currently Ageing category are actively being read or are in the edit process.

Species Group Request Number requested Number Read Request Type Priority
Flathead Sole B 1987 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 1084 0 CA high
Flathead Sole B 2017 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 215 NA NA
Flathead Sole B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 831 NA NA
Harlequin Rockfish B 2016 Aleutian Island groundfish survey 55 9 NA high
Pacific Cod B 1978-1986 selected cod from foreign observers 163 0 NEA high
Pacific Cod B 2018 Aleutian Islands groundfish survey 584 576 CA critical
Pacific Cod B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 139 NA NA
Rougheye Or Blackspotted Rockfish A 2004 Gulf of Alaska Observer collection 413 NA NA
Rougheye Or Blackspotted Rockfish A 2015 December maturity cruise 291 0 SP high
Sablefish (Black Cod) B 2021 BS/GOA longline survey 1196 NA NA
Saffron Cod B 2017 Bering Sea special collection 0 NA NA
Southern Rock Sole B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 804 NA NA
Walleye Pollock B 2021 Bering Sea observer collection 3000 1656 CA critical
Walleye Pollock B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 1500 1347 CA critical
Walleye Pollock B 2021 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 153 NA NA
Walleye Pollock B 2022 Shelikof hydroacoustic suvey 20 NA NA
Yellowfin Sole B 2021 Bering Sea Observer collection 185 NA NA
Total number requested to date: Group A: 291, Group B: 20871, Group C: 0, Overall: 21162



Released Collections

Released collections are requests that have been aged, edited, and the data has been sent out to the user and RACEBASE or NORPAC if applicable. Requests are moved into this category when all collections are released. Only current and previous year requests are shown.

Species Group Request Number requested Number Read Date Released  
Alaska Plaice B 2019 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 519 8/26/2021 
Arrowtooth Flounder B 2002 Bering Sea slope groundfish survey 483 1/26/2021 
Arrowtooth Flounder B 2010 Bering Sea slope groundfish survey 770 1/26/2021 
Arrowtooth Flounder B 2019 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 897 9/23/2021 
Atka Mackerel B 2020 Aleutian Islands Observer collection 2112 8/2/2021 
Atka Mackerel B 2020 Gulf of Alaska Observer collection 58 8/4/2021 
Atka Mackerel B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 68 1/4/2022 
Black-Spotted Rockfish B 2019 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 212 9/23/2021 
Dusky Rockfish B 2020 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 445 10/8/2021 
Flathead Sole B 2019 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 228 3/31/2022 
Flathead Sole B 2020 Bering Sea observer collection 725 1/24/2022 
Harlequin Rockfish B 2004 Aleutian Island groundfish survey 173 10/6/2021 
Harlequin Rockfish B 2006 Aleutian Island groundfish survey 16 10/6/2021 
Harlequin Rockfish B 2010 Aleutian Island groundfish survey 11 10/6/2021 
Harlequin Rockfish B 2014 Aleutian Island groundfish survey 18 10/6/2021 
Northern Rock Sole B 2020 Bering Sea Observer collection 528 9/28/2021 
Northern Rock Sole B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 648 3/22/2022 
Northern Rockfish B 2019 Bering Sea observer collection 805 1/27/2021 
Northern Rockfish B 2020 Bering Sea observer collection 591 9/30/2021 
Northern Rockfish B 2020 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 464 1/18/2022 
Pacific Cod B 2008 Bering Sea observer collection 627 2/23/2021 
Pacific Cod B 2008 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 736 7/21/2021 
Pacific Cod B 2009 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 660 2/23/2021 
Pacific Cod B 2010 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 715 1/27/2021 
Pacific Cod B 2017 Bering Sea northern extension survey 364 9/23/2021 
Pacific Cod B 2019 Bering Sea northern extension survey 388 9/28/2021 
Pacific Cod B 2019 GOA NIR spectra stability 53 11/16/2021 
Pacific Cod B 2019 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 134 9/22/2021 
Pacific Cod B 2020 Aleutian Islands observer collection 246 9/22/2021 
Pacific Cod B 2020 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 269 8/23/2021 
Pacific Ocean Perch B 2020 Bering Sea observer collection 1157 3/31/2022 
Pacific Ocean Perch B 2020 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 1054 9/30/2021 
Rex Sole B 2017 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 563 9/23/2021 
Rex Sole B 2017 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 212 10/8/2021 
Rex Sole B 2018 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 173 9/22/2021 
Rex Sole B 2019 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 683 9/23/2021 
Rex Sole B 2019 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 162 9/22/2021 
Rex Sole B 2020 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 126 9/22/2021 
Rougheye Or Blackspotted Rockfish A 2013 Bering Sea observer collection 304 8/23/2021 
Rougheye Or Blackspotted Rockfish B 2018 Aleutian Islands groundfish survey 10 9/23/2021 
Rougheye Or Blackspotted Rockfish B 2018 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 376 2/23/2021 
Rougheye Or Blackspotted Rockfish B 2020 Bering Sea observer collection 406 3/31/2022 
Rougheye Or Blackspotted Rockfish B 2020 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 209 9/30/2021 
Rougheye Rockfish B 2019 Bering Sea observer collection 683 10/5/2021 
Rougheye Rockfish B 2019 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 213 8/26/2021 
Sablefish (Black Cod) B 2020 Bering Sea/Gulf of Alaska fishery collection 1191 8/23/2021 
Sablefish (Black Cod) B 2020 BS/GOA Longline survey 1186 8/12/2021 
Walleye Pollock B 2019 GOA NIR spectra stability 64 11/16/2021 
Walleye Pollock B 2020 ADF&G special collection 618 6/1/2021 
Walleye Pollock B 2020 Bering Sea observer collection 3345 7/21/2021 
Walleye Pollock B 2020 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 2119 8/19/2021 
Walleye Pollock B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 1528 9/28/2021 
Walleye Pollock B 2021 Gulf of Alaska summer acoustic survey 1609 1/4/2022 
Walleye Pollock B 2021 Shelikof hydroacoustic suvey 746 8/2/2021 
Yellowfin Sole B 2020 Bering Sea Observer collection 660 8/4/2021 
Yellowfin Sole B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 983 3/31/2022 
Total number released to date: Group A: 304, Group B: 34039, Group C: 0, Overall: 34343



Research Collections

Research collections are released and currently aged collections for developing an ageing criteria for a new species or other special projects.

Species Group Request Number requested Number Read Date Released Request Type Priority
Pacific Cod B 2014-2016 Korean Pacific cod project 0 0 NA NA
Total number released to date: Group A: 0, Group B: 0, Group C: 0, Overall: 0


   Last updated: May 18, 2022 10:31 AM PDT



Definitions

Group A ages Bering Sea and Aleutian Island walleye pollock, rockfish, and forage fish.
Group B ages flatfish, Gulf of Alaska walleye pollock, Pacific cod, Atka mackerel, sablefish, and sculpins.
Group C specializes in difficult species, including giant grenadier and shortraker rockfish.

The "number read" column is a count of ages entered into in the AGEDATA database that are given a single age. Ranged specimens or ones deemed unageable are not counted.

CA: Continuing assessment
FRP: Funded research project with new specimen aging request
NEA: New/enhanced assessment
SP: Special project (no previous request)
NA: Request type and request priority are unavailable because they were initialized before the prioritization system.


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