Mauricio Mardones, a marine biologist of IFOP, attended the course based on the assessment of marine population of limited data
During the 12th to 16th September in Reykjavik, Iceland, the evaluation course on stocks limited data “Data-limited Stock Assessment” was held, it was organized by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and researchers from Lithuania, Ireland, France, Brazil, USA, Portugal, England, Norway and Spain were involved.
Mauricio Mardones, researcher of IFOP who attended the workshop said “the aim was to deliver the concepts and tools that are currently being applied to this type of problems, and now the challenge for our working group is to learn and apply these methodologies in benthic resources held by many management plans in Chile, and in which their status is not known, and also share the results with the users related to these fisheries.
Many fish stocks in the world have limited availability of data relating to their standards of living, dynamic and fishery. This situation further increases in benthic fisheries, since for many years, these have received less attention in terms of monitoring, research and development of methodologies for evaluation. However and despite these limitations, researchers internationally propose that this should not be an impediment to generate quantitative approaches about their status, a situation that has advanced greatly in recent years.”