Report on the Comments made to the Sherley et al. 2018 paper
reportposted on 30.08.2021, 12:27 by Doug ButterworthDoug Butterworth
The Sherley et al. (2018) (“RSPB”) paper provides some useful further information about penguin-fishery interactions, and the availability of new data series on chick survival is particularly welcome.
Nevertheless, it is important to appreciate that certain key analyses in RSPB are open to question, or at least require further discussion, before certain results in RSPB might be accepted for informing management recommendations. I summarise some of these reservations below, especially in the light of points made in initial discussion of RSPB in a small meeting held at DAFF, Foretrust on 29 June.