WGSAM

WGSAM

Working Group on Multispecies Assessment Methods

 

 

WGSAMWGSAMTrueDaniel Howell, Sarah GaichasSSGEPIdaniel.howell@imr.no, steve.mackinson@cefas.co.uk193Working Group on Multispecies Assessment Methods

 

The Working Group on Multispecies Assessment Methods (WGSAM) Terms of Reference (ToRs) aims at enabling research on predator-prey interactions for developing advice on the ecosystem approach to fisheries management.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​WGSAM, which cover both model development and integration into practical management advice, comprises experts from different regions experienced in various modelling techniques (including age-structured, age- and length-structured, size spectra, and foodweb models) who contribute to:

  • defining standards for models needed to advise on the management implications of multispecies interaction
  • identifying and promoting the research needed to establish a good understanding of how foodweb and fishery interactions influence one another (in connection with working group WGMIXFISH)
  • providing a scientific forum for establishing best practice in multi-species assessment methods through review, evaluation and comparison
  • aligning ToR with emerging policy needs to support implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy CFP and MSFD.

Within ICES, the group collaborates with WGMIXFISH (the Working Group on Mixed Fisheries), WGFE (the Working Group on Fish Ecology), WGECO (the Working Group on Ecosystem Effects of Fishing Activities), and WGMG (the Working Group on Methods of Fish Stock Assessments). 

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