Should Exceptional Circumstances be declared for anchovy?
reportposted on 29.01.2021, 07:29 by Carryn de Moor
The survey estimates of anchovy November biomass have been appreciably outside the range that was projected during OMP‐18 simulation testing. In addition, the updated assessment indicates anchovy is less productive than that assumed by the base case Operating Model used during OMP‐ 8 simulation testing. Exceptional Circumstances should be declared for anchovy, and OMP‐18 should not be automatically applied to recommend catch limits for 2020.