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  • 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.

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    86 Project(s)
    01 Jun 2022 - 31 May 2023
    Funded
    Objectives:
    To develop as stock assessment, including the use of tagging data, to provide stock status and management advice
    01 Jun 2023 - 31 May 2024
    Funded
    Objectives:
    To estimate growth from data collected in the recent tagging cruses
    Funded
    Objectives:
    Update the assessments of bigeye, yellowfin, and skipjack tunas
    15 Sep 2018 - 15 May 2019
    Funded
    Objectives:
    Develop new methods to estimate trends in relative abundance of silky sharks from purse-seine observer data that are less influenced by inter-annual variability in oceanographic conditions
    Funded
    Objectives:
    • Staff participation in development and improvement of assessments for North Pacific-wide species of interest to the IATTC, especially Pacific bluefin and albacore tunas, but also billfishes and sharks
    • Understand the assessment results, and communicate them to the Commission
    Funded
    Objectives:
    • Staff participation in development and improvement of the south Pacific albacore assessment
    • Understand the assessment results, and communicate them to the Commission
    01 Jun 2021 - 31 May 2022
    Funded
    Objectives:
    Conduct an exploratory assessment for bigeye tuna in the Pacific Ocean
    01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2022
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    Objectives:
    Conduct an assessment for South Pacific swordfish
    01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    Funded
    Objectives:
    • Staff participation in development and improvement of the south Pacific albacore assessment
    • Understand the assessment results, and communicate them to the Commission
    01 Jan 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
    Funded
    Objectives:
    Design, in consultation with the IATTC staff and other relevant scientists, a shipbased line-transect survey for ETP dolphin species, including development of a comprehensive budget for implementation of the survey and analysis of survey results.