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posted on 2002-01-01, 00:00 authored by ICESICES
a) combine and analyse the results of the 2001 acoustic surveys and report to WGBFAS;b) update the hydroacoustic database BAD1 for the years 1991 to 2001;c) update the established acoustic database BAD2;d) plan and decide on acoustic surveys and experiments to be conducted in 2002 and 2003;e) continue the evaluation of the survey design strategies for future BITS surveys;f) discuss the results from BITS surveys made in 2001 (spring surveys and autumn surveys) and evaluate theusefulness of autumn surveys for cod assessment in Subdivisions 25–32;g) continue analysis of conversion factors between new and old survey trawls on national level and report theconversion factors;h) update, if necessary, the Baltic International Trawl Survey (BITS) and Baltic International Acoustic Survey(BIAS) manuals;i) update and correct the Clear tow database, and allocate the hauls for the Baltic International Trawl Survey(BITS) in November 2001 (intersessional).


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