WKNSEA 2017

WKNSEA 2017

Benchmark Workshops on North Sea Stocks

 

 

WKNSEA 2017WKNSEA 2017TrueJennifer Devine, Liz BrooksACOMjennifer.devine@imr.no, liz.brooks@noaa.govBenchmark Workshops on North Sea Stocks

​Chair: Jennifer Devine, Norway (ICES)
This benchmark workshop is organized 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.

This benchmark will deal with North Sea stocks, specifically:

  • Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) in Subarea 4 (North Sea) and Division 3.a (Skagerrak)
  • Sole (Solea solea) in Division 7.d (Eastern English Channel)

ICES will use the results to give Advice in 2017.

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 compilation 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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