The training is suitable for anyone who is professionally or scientifically involved in the collection and analysis of fisheries data and could potentially be involved in contributing to the SDG14.4.1 reporting process. The course does not only teach the theory of fisheries management and assumptions behind a range of assessment methods, but also provides a unique opportunity to apply modern stock assessment methods to your fisheries and biological data.
The training will be comprised of:
1. Introduction to the concepts and monitoring process of the SDG Indicator 14.4.1.
2. Discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of existing national data collection systems in respect to the data requirements for the estimation of the SDG Indicator 14.4.1.
3. Theoretical and practical presentation of a range of modern data-limitedstock assessment methods with hands-on experience focussing on catch- and length-based methods, such as ELEFAN+, LBSPR, CMSY, SPiCT.
4. Guided application of assessment methods to regional fisheries and biological data supplied by participants.
5. Presentation and discussion of acquired results of the regionalstock assessmentsin light of the SDG Indicator 14.4.1 reporting process.
Application deadline is 7th February 2020