The 2014 Operational Management Procedure for the South African Merluccius paradoxus and M. capensis resources
The algorithm for the 2014 Operational Management Procedure (OMP) to provide TAC recommendations for the South African Merluccius paradoxus and M. capensis resources is empirical. It calculates an increase or decrease of the TAC in relation to the level of an index combining recent CPUE and survey abundance estimates compared to a target level for that index. The basis for the associated computations is set out below, with the tuning parameters given in Table 1. Details of the computation procedures for the CPUE are provided in Appendices A and B, and for the survey estimates of biomass in Appendix C.