On March 21rst, the first 2022 International South Pacific Fisheries Management Organization Scientific Committee (www.sprfmo.org)coordination meeting was held, chaired by Dr. James Ianelli. A telematic meeting that involved different time zones by country, in the case of Chile it was at 10 p.m. Ignacio Payá IFOP researcher, was the Chilean delegation spokesperson for Chilean scientific work coordination to be carried out during 2022 in jack mackerel and cuttlefish fisheries.
Payá mentions that “The agreed work plan includes monthly coordination and advancement meetings of scientific analyzes that will be presented at the annual meeting of the scientific committee in September 2022. In jack mackerel, stock assessment workshop (“benchmark”) stands out. of new biological parameters effects (age, growth, natural mortality and maturity) on stock status and biologically acceptable catches. These new parameters are the result of several years of IFOP research applying new techniques for assigning ages to fish. While in the cuttlefish the main topics are the genetic studies of the phenotypes that reach different maximum sizes (small, medium and large), fishing effort analysis in the convention zone, fisheries monitoring and a workshop to analyze different stock assessment methods.”