operating models definition: A core component of the management strategy evaluation (MSE) process used to test a harvest strategy. The OM simulates all relevant aspects of the harvest strategy so that the effects of alternative strategies can be measured and compared. Typically, the OM includes the resource/ecosystem dynamics, the observation process, the assessment process, the management decision process and the implementation of the management decision. Uncertainties in each of these processes are included. Multiple OMs based on varying assumptions are often used within a single MSE process to test the robustness of alternative harvest strategies.
At the last minute, the WCPFC members adopted a management procedure for skipjack to the relief of many MSC-certified WCPO fisheries. What consequence the non-binding clause will be have is unclear...https://zcu.io/DCSO @wcpfc #skipjack #
The #WCPFC annual meeting closed today. Big news: a #HarvestStrategy was adopted for Pacific skipjack, the world's largest #tuna fishery! But WCPFC will need to finish the job next year to make the catch advice coming out of the harvest strategy binding. https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/news-room/press-releases-and-statements/2022/12/03/pew-commends-skipjack-tuna--landmark-policy-but-calls-non-binding-plan-disheartening
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