ICES 2008. Report of the Workshop on Methods to Evaluate and Estimate the Accuracy of Fisheries Data used for Assessment (WKACCU), 27–30 October 2008, Bergen, Norway.
This was the first in a series of workshops aimed at quantifying and improving the accuracy of fisheries data. The report provides some useful information on detecting and avoiding bias. The workshop also produced a scorecard for bias detection which was further developed into quality assurance tables by subsequent groups.
ICES. 2010. Report of the Workshop on methods to evaluate and estimate the precision of fisheries data used for assessment (WKPRECISE), 8-11 September 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark.
This workshop focused on sources of variability and estimation procedures for fisheries data. The report outlines best practices in fishery sampling programmes and provides a list of key parameters and statistics used in stock assessment with their main sources of error.
ICES 2009. Workshop on Sampling Methods for Recreational Fisheries (WKSMRF). 14-17 April 2009, Nantes, France.
This workshop was set up to develop sampling methods for recreational fisheries, many of the issues carry over to catch sampling in general. The report provides a useful overview of survey methods with clear explanations of key concepts. This workshop established the Planning Group on Recreational Fisheries (PGRFS), which met in 2010 and 2011 and then established the Working Group on Recreational Fisheries Surveys (WGRFS) which is still active.
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