This theme session aims to review the recent developments in the concepts above and new emerging issues being incorporated into assessments, such as:
This session is open to presentations on recent, applicable developments in the historic fundamental bases of stock assessments – such as surplus production, statistical catch at age, state-space and integrated models – and improvements in the model, forecast & advice information flow.
The conveners welcome explorations of quality control and extensions to spatial aspects of stock ID, spatial shifts and migration. We also invite examples of bridging the gap between single-species stock assessment and ecosystem-based fisheries management in provision of advice to functionally incorporate ecosystem information.
This is a broad subject area, and the theme session will focus on new developments that are mature enough to consider their implementation in the fisheries assessment process.