Read the timetable for the conference (see righthand action button READ TIMETABLE)
The sessions were:
Key Challenges for Single Species Assessments – these include "Simplicity vs Complexity" such as how useful are ageing data?; considering doming and temporal trends in selectivity; analysing causes of retrospective patterns; and the estimation and use of stock-recruitment relationships.
Assessing Ecosystem Dynamics & Structure – considering issues beyond single species stock assessment such as impacts of fishing on community structure, multispecies approaches, incorporating variable natural mortality.
Spatial Complexity and Temporal Change – dealing with stock structure, assessing populations across space and impacts of changes in productivity. How should we deal with spatial and temporal structure and change?
Data Poor Approaches – highlighting recent developments in data poor approaches. Scientists from many areas of the world are producing methods to assess data limited/poor stocks, is there a common theme/methodology developing?
There was also be a panel session on communicating assessments.
The World Conference on Stock Assessment Methods for Sustainable