You can use the Project Search Tool below to browse over the staff’s research projects, including their brief summaries, that are currently under way, or planned for the near future and funded under the 5-year Strategic Science Plan (2019-2023). The summaries include, for each project, background information, a work plan, and a progress report, as well as details of its relevance and purpose, external collaborators, duration, and deliverables; also, for existing projects, an update on activities since the previous year’s report.
This information can also be found on the IATTC-98b-Staff activities and research plan.
Continue regular Bycatch-IDCP program activities required by the Antigua Convention and the AIDCPA.3.a - Conversion of all remaining Visual Basic 6 (VB6) computer programs to Visual Basic Net (VB.net)01 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2021FundedObjectives:
A.3.b - Develop databases of biological and fisheries parameters to support Ecological Risk Assessment and ecosystem models01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2023FundedObjectives:
- Re-write all VB6 computer programs still in use by the IATTC and supported national observer programs in VB.net.
- Work with national programs to install and test in the local environments, and train national program staff.
Develop a comprehensive database of best-available biological and fisheries data to provide key parameters for Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) and ecosystem modelsA.3.c - Series of workshops on improvements in data collection and provision to provide recommendations for updating the data provision Resolution C-03-0501 Jan 2022 - 01 Jun 2026FundedObjectives:
To hold a series of workshops, by gear type, on data provision to develop standardized reporting templates. The ultimate goal is to update Resolution C-03-05 to align data reporting requirements with the Antigua Convention, and to harmonize them, where possible, with FAO and other tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organization’s (t-RFMOs) data collection and reporting standards (SAC-12-16 see section B.3. “General Data Provisions”).01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2023FundedObjectives:
Develop smart tools for accurately identifying prioritized species01 Jul 2022 - 31 Dec 2022FundedObjectives:
Develop sampling designs for estimating well-level and trip-level catch composition to be used in the IVL enhanced port-sampling program in 2023-2024.01 Jun 2022 - 31 Dec 2023FundedObjectives:
Explore and develop robust statistical models to investigate and correct the possible bias in tuna catch composition, resulting from data loss during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2021.01 Mar 2021 - 30 Apr 2023Objectives:
Establish what data EM is capable of collecting aboard longline vessels greater than 20 meters length with as much precision as the observer as for target and nontarget catch data by size and species, discards, transhipments, and the potential augmentation of data for science purposes01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019FundedObjectives:
C.4.b - Long-term sampling program for shark catches of artisanal fisheries in Central America: Phase 101 Apr 2020 - 31 Dec 2021FundedObjectives:
- Obtain an order-of-magnitude estimate of shark catch for the artisanal fleet.
- Design and test sampling protocols for estimating shark species and size composition for the industrial fleet.
Conduct Phase 1 (1st year) of a long-term sampling program of shark catches by artisanal fisheries in Central America, using sampling methods and logistics developed under the extended FAO-GEF project.