Ecosystem considerations

SAC (2021) Ecosystem considerations. In: IATTC - 12th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee. IATTC SAC-12-12, Electronic Meeting

The staff has presented an Ecosystem Considerations report since 2003, but this report is significantly different from its predecessors, in content, structure, and purpose. Its primary purpose is to complement the annual report on the fishery (SAC-12-03) with information on non-target species and on the effect of the fishery on the ecosystem, and to describe how ecosystem research can contribute to management advice and the decision-making process. It also describes some important recent advances in research related to assessing ecological impacts of fishing and the environment on the EPO ecosystem.