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Project H.3.b - Skipjack Stock assessment

01 Jun 2022 - 31 May 2024

Program(s) in charge: Stock Assessment Program
To develop as stock assessment, including the use of tagging data, to provide stock status and management advice
  • Currently, no assessment is available for skipjack tuna in the EPO
  • The PSA rationale is no longer appropriate for skipjack tuna due to the implementation of the IVLs for bigeye tuna
  • A stock assessment is needed for skipjack tuna to provide management advice
  • Analysis of tagging data can provide estimates of biomass and fishing mortality
Relevance for management
Provides management advice for skipjack tuna
2 years
Workplan and status
  • Develop model
  • Apply model to updated data
  • Present methods and results at SAC
External collaborators
Report presented at SAC 2022 and 2024
Updated date: 01 May 2023
Progress summary for the reporting period
  • Interim assessment completed
Challenges and key lessons learnt
  • Other demands on staff limited the amount of time that could be spend on the stock assessment
  • Staff time and projects need to be prioritized
  • SAC-13-07
  • SAC-14-08
Reference points were developed and proposed as a request for MSC certification