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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 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 survey522 CA high
Atka Mackerel B 2021 Gulf of Alaska observer collection119 CA critical
Dover Sole B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey390 CA critical
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 Bering Sea Observer collection499 CA high
Greenland Turbot B 2020 Bering Sea observer collection250 NA critical
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 Bering Sea Observer collection400 CA critical
Pacific Cod B 2020 Korean special collection500 NA high
Pacific Cod B 2021 Gulf of Alaska observer collection306 CA critical
Pacific Ocean Perch B 2021 Bering Sea Observer collection1188 CA critical
Rougheye Or Blackspotted Rockfish B 2021 Bering Sea Observer collection555 CA critical
Rougheye Or Blackspotted Rockfish B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey261 CA critical
Sablefish (Black Cod) B 2020 AI and GOA special collection400 NA high
Silvergray Rockfish B 2011 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey443 NA high
Silvergray Rockfish B 2013 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey193 NA high
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: 19361, Overall: 19361



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
Arrowtooth Flounder B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 607 0 CA critical
Dusky Rockfish B 2009 Bering Sea Observer collection 46 46 CA critical
Dusky Rockfish B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 440 382 CA critical
Flathead Sole B 1987 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 1084 0 CA high
Harlequin Rockfish B 2016 Aleutian Island groundfish survey 55 9 NA high
Kamchatka Flounder B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 462 374 CA critical
Northern Rock Sole B 2021 Bering Sea Observer collection 651 842 CA critical
Northern Rockfish B 2021 Bering Sea Observer collection 565 0 CA critical
Northern Rockfish B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 515 512 CA critical
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 Observer collection 400 193 CA critical
Pacific Cod B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 1400 1227 CA critical
Pacific Cod B 2021 Northern Bering Sea Extension survey 207 NA NA
Pacific Ocean Perch B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 1155 345 CA critical
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
Saffron Cod B 2017 Bering Sea special collection 0 NA NA
Southern Rock Sole B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 804 801 CA critical
Walleye Pollock B 2022 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 1700 1488 CA critical
Total number requested to date: Group A: 291, Group B: 29992, Group C: 0, Overall: 30283



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 Aleutian Islands observer collection 1208 8/22/2022 
Atka Mackerel B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 68 1/4/2022 
Atka Mackerel B 2021 Gulf of Alaska Observer collection 110 8/22/2022 
Black-Spotted Rockfish B 2019 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 212 9/23/2021 
Black-Spotted Rockfish B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 265 8/29/2022 
Dusky Rockfish B 2019 Bering Sea Observer collection 93 8/22/2022 
Dusky Rockfish B 2020 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 445 10/8/2021 
Dusky Rockfish B 2021 Bering Sea Observer collection 225 8/22/2022 
Flathead Sole B 2017 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 215 7/13/2022 
Flathead Sole B 2019 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 228 3/31/2022 
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 
Flathead Sole B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 831 7/13/2022 
Flathead Sole B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 234 7/13/2022 
Greenland Turbot B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 92 8/29/2022 
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 Cod B 2021 Aleutian Islands observer collection 196 8/29/2022 
Pacific Cod B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 573 8/29/2022 
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 
Sablefish (Black Cod) B 2021 BS/GOA longline survey 1196 7/13/2022 
Sablefish (Black Cod) B 2021 BS/GOA observer collection 1189 8/22/2022 
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 observer collection 3387 7/28/2022 
Walleye Pollock B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 1528 9/28/2021 
Walleye Pollock B 2021 Gulf of Alaska groundfish survey 1347 7/26/2022 
Walleye Pollock B 2021 Gulf of Alaska observer collection 1933 8/29/2022 
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 
Walleye Pollock B 2022 Shelikof hydroacoustic suvey 760 8/22/2022 
Yellowfin Sole B 2020 Bering Sea Observer collection 660 8/4/2021 
Yellowfin Sole B 2021 Bering Sea Observer collection 695 8/29/2022 
Yellowfin Sole B 2021 Bering Sea shelf groundfish survey 983 3/31/2022 
Total number released to date: Group A: 304, Group B: 48816, Group C: 0, Overall: 49120



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: Aug 29, 2022 1:54 PM 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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