2018 update - Progress on the WCPFC stock assessments and shark research plan (Summary table)
This report updates the progress of the Shark Research Plan based on Table 1 and Table 2 in Attachment I of the SC12 Summary Report and WCPFC-SC13-2017/EB-IP-09. The document outlines previously agreed work and potential new work for 2019. The 2019 work programme will be reviewed by an Informal Small Group (ISG) at SC14 which will be tasked with reviewing the shark research plan; recommending any changes to project list; and providing associated indicative budgets for each project.
It is recommended that the ISG take into account the report from Project 78 (WCPFC-SC14-2018/ EBWP-XX) in particular Annex 4 of that report. For explanations of the intent of the work outlined in the Tables 1 and 2, refer to the Shark Research Plan (SC11-EB-WP-01) and WCPFC-SC12-2016/EB-IP-16.
To assist the WCPFC Science Research Sub-Committee’s deliberations, SC14 is invited to review these projects and the stock assessment schedule.