initiative is designed to assure that scientists can apply the best stock
assessment methods when developing management advice for fisheries management.
It is hoped that this will benefit the entire international fishery
science community. The initiative will contribute to the improved application
of assessment methods, but it must be recognized that “best methods” is not a
static definition. Rather, the set of available methods will continue to evolve
and improve in response to lessons learned in their current application.
The objectives of the conference include:
Highlights of the symposium will be published in the ICES
Journal of Marine Science.
WCSAM will comprise of a two day workshop and a three day symposium, on 15 to 16th July and 17 to 19th July respectively.
The World Conference on Stock Assessment Methods for Sustainable