Review and Planning

This category includes review and planning meetings or workshops considering species groups or individual species and where a broad range of information is considered. For example, fisheries, biological and ecological data (gaps and quality), mitigation techniques, role of observers, regulations, population level assessment and research prioritisation (such as the 2018 FAO report on reducing marine mammal bycatch). Research plans (and progress on meeting their objectives) are also included in this category, e.g. 2018 WCPFC shark research plan.