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Benchmark Workshop on Anglerfish Stocks in the ICES area

 

 

WKAnglerWKAnglerTrueLisa Readdy, Larry AladeACOMlisa.readdy@cefas.co.uk, larry.alade@noaa.govBenchmark Workshop on Anglerfish Stocks in the ICES area

This benchmark workshop is ororganized to evaluate the current data and assessment methodology for several stocks and to propose improvements outside of the annual assessment environment.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The goal of a benchmark is consensus agreement on an assessment methodology that is to be used in future update assessments. This assessment methodology can be an analytical assessment, but can also be non-analytical, for instance based on trends in an assessment or in a selected set of (survey) indicators, with or without forecasts. The result will be the 'best available' method that ICES advice will be based on. Typically, a stock will be benchmarked every 3–5 years to keep pace with changing situations.

WKAngler will deal with the following stocks:

  • Black-bellied anglerfish (Lophius budegassa) in divisions 7.b–k and 8.a,b,d (West and Southwest of Ireland, Bay of Biscay);
  • Black-bellied anglerfish (Lophius budegassa) in divisions 8.c and 9.a (West and Cantabrian Sea, Atlantic Iberian Waters);
  • White anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius) in divisions 7.b–k and 8.a,b,d (West and Southwest of Ireland, Bay of Biscay);
  • White anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius) in divisions  8.c and 9.a (West and Cantabrian Sea, Atlantic Iberian Waters);
  • Anglerfish (Lophius budegassa, Lophius piscatorius) in subareas 1 and 2 (Northeast Arctic);
  • Anglerfish (Lophius Budegassa, Lophius piscatorius) in subareas 4 and 6, and in Division 3.a (North Sea, Rockall and West of Scotland, Skagerrak and Kattegat).

A benchmark meeting is open to experts and stakeholders, and is reviewed by external experts throughout the process. A benchmark process takes about five to seven months of preparation and includes a data evaluation workshop and a final benchmark meeting.

If you are interested in taking part in the process, please contact Helle Gjeding Jorgensen

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