Opportunities for IWC-CCAMLR collaboration to contribute to CCAMLR’s Revised Krill Fishery Management Approach
This paper provides a summarised history of the development of CCAMLR’s management of the Antarctic krill fishery, including recent developments towards a revised management approach. The revised krill management approach combines three components: periodic krill biomass estimates, estimation of precautionary harvest rates, and a ’spatial overlap analysis’, which incorporates the estimated spatial needs of krill predators. The role of baleen whale science in the revised krill fishery management approach highlights the need for information on whale abundance estimates, spatial distribution by season, krill consumption rates, residency times on the Antarctic feeding grounds, and a deeper understanding of krill swarm preferences.
Science to support Australias Southern Ocean Fisheries 2021-2023 : Fisheries Research & Development Corporation | 2020-095
Department/SchoolEcology and Biodiversity, Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
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