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Benchmark Workshop for Demersal Species (WKDEM)

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A Benchmark Workshop for Demersal species (WKDEM), chaired by External Chair Richard D.M. Nash, UK and ICES Chair Daniel Howell, Norway and attended by two invited external experts Amy Schueller, US and Robert Boenish, US met at ICES, HQ, Copenhagen 9–13 December 2019 for a data evaluation meeting and at ICES HQ, Copenhagen, Denmark, for a Benchmark meeting 10–14 February 2020. In addition, two WebEx meetings were convened (23rd October 2019 and 23rd February 2020) to discuss data issues and logistics related to the work plan prior to the data evaluation meeting and the Benchmark.

Four demersal stocks were Benchmarked in WKDEM, Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in subareas 1 and 2 (Northeast Arctic) (Had.27.1–2), Cod (Gadus morhua) in Division 6.a (West of Scotland) (Cod.27.6a), Whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in Division 6.a (West of Scotland) (Whg.27.6a) and Whiting in Division 3.a (Skagerrak and Kattegat) (Whg.27.3a).


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Contributors (Editors)

Daniel Howell; Richard Nash

Contributors (Authors)

Robert Boenish; Olav Nikolai Breivik; Bjarte Bogstad; Anatoly Chetyrkin; Robin Cook; Gjert Endre Dingsør; Helen Dobby; Johanna Fall; Andrzej Jaworski; Edda Johannesen; Alexandros Kokkalis; Yuri Kovalev; Tanja Miethe; Anders Nielsen; Alfonso Pérez-Rodriguez; Alexey Russkikh; Amy Schueller



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ICES. 2020. Benchmark Workshop for Demersal Species (WKDEM). ICES Scientific Reports. 2:31. 136 pp.

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