Chairs:Akinori Takasuka (PICES)Ignacio Catalán (ICES)Myron Peck (ICES)Ryan Rykaczewski (PICES)
Small pelagic fish (SPF) account for more than 30% by weight of the total landings of marine capture fisheries around the world and play an important role in the transfer of energy through mid-trophic levels in marine ecosystems and in global protein security, including the growing aquaculture industry. The oscillations of SPF populations are dramatic and cyclical in response to climate variability on multi-decadal scales. This working group is a platform to coordinate and perform collaborative work to advance knowledge and tools to understand the drivers of SPF.
The group is tasked to: