International Review Panel Report for the 2022 International Fisheries Stock Assessment workshop
The Panel recognised the high level of quantitative analysis presented to the 2022 International Fisheries Stock Assessment Workshop. This included work on the stocks of southern African hakes, sardine, west coast rock lobster, south coast sole and squid. There was also a general discussion related to Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE), the impact of climate change on assessment and management, as well as the estimation and communication of uncertainty.
This report starts with observations from the Panel on some general issues for the species and analysis programmes reviewed, and then focuses on answering questions posed to the Panel, providing a more detailed technical review where necessary, and finally recommending further work concerning each topic. The recommendations are annotated by their priorities (H, M, L), with Panel conclusions indicated by an asterisk (*). Much of this report reflects responses to the questions.