The workshop will address the following:
a) Prepare a historical overview of (national) maturity scales used for uploading sexual maturity staging data into the ICES and GFCM databases;
b) Create an overview, or prepare new, conversion tables from national maturity scales to the international agreed maturity scales;
c) Establish an implementation plan for the international agreed maturity scales of WKMATCH and MEDITS, as the only scales for reporting to ICES and GFCM databases, respectively.
d) Expand general histological criteria, for validation of macroscopic maturity staging, as established by WKMATHIS for the different reproductive strategies in teleosts.