The group meets to:
a ) Re-examine and update (if necessary) MSY and PA reference points according to ICES guidelines (see Technical document on reference points);
b ) Evaluate the proposed Harvest Control Rule (HCR) for the Iberian sardine stock (listed in the text table below) against precautionary criteria. The evaluation should consider:
WKSARHCR will report by 5 May 2021 for the attention of the Advisory Committee.