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Project T.1.b - External review of yellowfin tuna assessment

01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

Program(s) in charge: Stock Assessment Program
  • Review the assessment model used for yellowfin tuna
  • Improve the assumptions made in the assessment
  • The yellowfin tuna stock assessment was last independently reviewed in 2012
  • Several issues have been identified in the stock assessment
  • The CAPAM workshop series and research on the bigeye tuna assessment have identified several modelling good practices that should be incorporated into the yellowfin tuna assessment
  • Review of the assessment is important to get external input into improving the assessment
Relevance for management
  • The results of the yellowfin assessment are used for management advice
  • Improvements in the stock assessment will improve the management advice
The project will extend over 2019, but the workshop will be a single week in winter
Workplan and status
  • Mid-2019 identify review panel
  • Fall 2019 prepare documents describing major developments in the model
  • Winter 2019 Hold workshop
  • Winter 2019 Write workshop report
External collaborators
Independent reviewers
Workshop report
Updated date: 01 May 2020
Progress summary for the reporting period
  • Review held December 2019
  • Workshop report completed
Challenges and key lessons learnt
No single model identified and multiple models need to be considered
Workshop report