Making the most of monkfish and megrim: survey-based assessments and sustainable exploitation
- The aim of this project is to complement work done by the annual Scottish and Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Industry Science Survey for the assessment of these stocks.
To investigate the catch selectivity and net retention probabilities for the gear used to fish monkfish.
To develop an age-based assessment model, previously proposed by Fernandes (ICES 2013). The sensitivity of this model to age reading bias and error, as well as to survey coverage, will be investigated.
To conduct a management strategy evaluation (MSE) to determine the most appropriate fishing and biomass reference points in accordance with ICES procedures.