A requirement for concurrent sampling was included in the Data Collection Framework (DCF) in 2008. ICES carried out an evaluation of case studies in the Joint STECF/ICES workshop on implementation studies on concurrent length sampling (WKISCON), highlighting practical issues around concurrent sampling. Because of a recent revision of the DCF a comprehensive evaluation of the utility of the data being collected with the concurrent sampling was requested in order to decide if concurrent sampling should continue. ICES set up a workshop to look into the issue.
WKISCON2 is tasked to, amongst other things: