Program(s) in charge: Ecosystem & Bycatch Program
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- To improve the currently used PSA methodology by reducing the number of redundant biological attributes without compromising PSA results.
- Apply the new PSA methodology to existing assessments of the purse seine fishery (class 6 vessels) and the industrial longline fishery.
- To prepare manuscripts for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal for (1) improved PSA methodology, and (2) purse seine and longline fishery PSA results.
- IATTC’s PSAs have not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal therefore access of this information to the broader scientific community is limited to IATTC’s website. Publication of IATTC’s approaches to ecosystem-based research is one step towards demonstrating IATTC’s commitment to ecosystem-based fisheries management.
- Relevance for management
- Results in the PSA papers may be used to prioritize data collection, mitigation, and/or management measures for species identified as vulnerable by the method.
- Improving the methodology by reducing the number of biological parameters will optimize reliability of results from the PSA method, while decreasing the data requirements to further expedite this rapid assessment approach for datalimited fisheries.
- 8 months
- Workplan and status
- Jan-Jun 18: prepare a manuscript for the existing PSA for the large purse-seine fishery and submit to co-authors for review
- Aug 18: submit PSA manuscript on the large purse-seine fishery for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal
- Jan-May 18: Submit PSA-methods manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal
- Manuscripts demonstrating IATTC’s approaches to ecosystem-related research for data-limited species