SG-MOS 09-01: Management Plan Evaluation Methodologies - 28/01/09-30/01/09 Copenhagen


Descussions on possible methodologies oriented to managment plans evaluation

This is a joint ICES/STECF meeting. Consequently registration is not available through the STECF registration process. Anyone interested in participating in this meeting should contact the ICES secretariat.

The meeting venue will be

European Environment Agency, Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 Copenhagen  K,


Meeting open to observers: Yes

Please Note: Only those receiving an invitation letter to attend a meeting as observers will be granted access to the meeting. If you are interested to attend the meeting as observer please make yourself familiar with the rules and procedures for observer registration/invitation including the protocol for observers.

28/01/09 - 30/01/09

European Environment Agency, Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 Copenhagen K.

John Casey, Mike Sissenwine

DG MARE unit / focalpoint
Patrick Daniel

STECF Secretariat / JRC focalpoint

Review Process

Registration Instructions

Deadline for the expression of interest to attend a meeting is 20 working days before the start of a meeting. Those experts who register after the deadline will be given lower priority depending on the number of registered participants and seats available.
The process for selecting participants for STECF meetings is as follows: the chairman, the coordinator the focal point and the STECF secretariat contact interested organisations and inform them of the upcoming meeting and invite suitable candidates to register their interest. As the meeting date approaches the secretariat takes the list of people who have registered and forwards it to the DG-MARE focal point, chairman and coordinator. The participants are chosen from the list based on their experience, but also in order to create a balanced group of participants (not too few, not too many) that covers the relevant geographical areas as well as areas of expertise. The list is published and an invitation letter is prepared. Only once an expert has received an invitation letter can travel be arranged.

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Terms of Reference

The terms of reference for this workshop are

1. Review ICES and STECF experience with the development and evaluation of Fishery Management Plans.

2. Summarize the status of current Fishery Management Plans and priorities for future plans.

3. Agree on short term priorities for the evaluation of the backlog of existing un-evaluated plans.

4. Agree on criteria for the Evaluation of Management Plans.

5. Agree on a practical modeling framework for short term priority evaluations (ToR 3) and provide near real time feedback on HCR options during the process of developing future plans.

6. Consider the roles and responsibilities of ICES, STECF, managerrs (eg., EC) and stakeholders (eg; RACs) in the development of future Management Plans.

7. Consider alternatives to the implicit HCR used by ICES to give precautionary advice for stocks below Blim.


Final Report