Working Group on Widely Distributed Stocks



WGWIDEWGWIDETrueGudmundur J. OskarssonACOMgudmundur.j.oskarsson@hafogvatn.is273Working Group on Widely Distributed Stocks

The Working Group on Widely Distributed Stocks (WGWIDE) compiles and analyses data on blue whiting, Western and North Sea horse mackerel, North East Atlantic mackerel, Norwegian spring spawning herring, and boarfish to provide the annual ICES advice.


The analysis will, for those stocks where sufficient data are available, consist of a stock assessment which will then lead to a forecast of catch options for the year ahead. For stocks where the data do not make such an analysis possible, other approaches will be used, such as analysis of trends in abundance estimates or catches.

The working group is open to observers from competent authorities. Details about how to join can be found in the guidelines for observers.​​

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