The workshop will meet to:
a ) Advance the Bayesian Life Cycle model for the assessment of North Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar);
b ) Train ICES experts in the use of this Life Cycle model, that is currently coded in R and NIMBLE (https://r-nimble.org/ );
c ) Improve and formalize the workflow from data specification, preparation, and maintenance to the production of the assessment and for provision multiple year forecasts and catch advice.
WKSalModel will report to ICES WGNAS in March 2021 and by 24 April 2021 for the attention of ACOM.