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Title: A new scientific initiative with the Pelagic RAC to develop a management plan for western horse mackerel
Authors: Clarke, M.
van Balsfoort, G.
Coers, A.
Campbell, A.
Dickey-Collas, M.
Egan, A.
Ghiglia, M.
Harkes, I.
Kelly, C.
O' Donoghue, S.
Olesen, C.
Roel, B.
Tait, A.
Uriarte, A.
Keywords: Pelagic Regional Advisory Committee
Western horse mackerel
Harvest control rule
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Citation: Clarke, M., van Balsfoort, G., Coers, A., Campbell, A., Dickey-Collas, M., Egan, A., Ghiglia, M., Harkes, I., Kelly, C., O' Donoghue, S., Olesen, C., Roel, B., Tait, A. & Uriarte, A. (2007). A new scientific initiative with the Pelagic RAC to develop a management plan for western horse mackerel. ICES CM Documents, 2007/O:20. Accessed at
Series/Report no.: ICES Conference and Meeting (CM) Documents;2007/O:20
Abstract: The western horse mackerel stock is currently managed by annual TACs covering only part of its distribution area. No stock assessment has been accepted and recent ICES advice has consistently been for status quo catches. In 2006, the Pelagic Regional Advisory Committee asked scientists to help with developing a harvest control rule for the stock that would both meet conservation and stability objectives. An initial questionnaire was circulated to the industry, to elicit feedback on possible management options. A series of Harvest Control Rules were developed. These were tested by simulation and presented to the RAC at a number of meetings. Results will be presented within the ICES advisory process and elsewhere in the scientific literature. This is a developing approach involving scientists and stakeholders in an iterative process. The problems encountered and lessons learned, are discussed.
Description: This article was originally published by ICES on their website
ISBN: 978-87-7482-005-5
Appears in Collections:ICES CM Documents

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