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Herring Assessment Working Group for the area South of 62° N (HAWG)

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posted on 2022-03-16, 11:55 authored by ICESICES
The ICES herring assessment working group (HAWG) met on an interactive virtual platform for nine days in March 2021 to assess the state of five herring stocks and three sprat stocks. HAWG also provided advice for eight sandeel stocks but reported on those, prior to this meeting, in February. The working group conducted update assessments for four of the five herring stocks. The assessment of the North Sea autumn spawning herring was postponed to an interbenchmark 8–10 June 2021 (IBPNSHerring 2021). An analytical assessment was performed for the combined North Sea and Division 3.a sprat, and data limited assessment (ICES category 3 and 5) were conducted for English Channel sprat (spr.27.7de) and sprat in the Celtic Sea (spr.27.67a-cf-k).


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Contributors (Editors)

Afra Egan; Cecilie Kvamme

Contributors (Authors)

Johnathan Ball; Valerio Bartolino; Florian Berg; Benoit Berges; Kirsten Birch Håkansson; Neil Campbell; Afra Egan; Tomas Gröhsler; Ole Henriksen; Bastian Huwer; Espen Johnsen; Matthias Kloppmann; Cecilie Kvamme; Christophe Loots; Mathieu Lundy; Steve Mackinson; Susan Mærsk Lusseau; Eleanor McLeod; Henrik Mosegaard; Richard Nash; Cormac Nolan; Martin Pastoors; Mark Payne; Campbell Pert; Claus Reedtz; Thomas Regnier; Anna Rindorf; Norbert Rohlf; Vanessa Trijoulet; Cindy van Damme; Mikael van Deurs



Recommended citation

ICES. 2021. Herring Assessment Working Group for the Area South of 62° N (HAWG). ICES Scientific Reports. 3:12. 779 pp. https://doi.org/10.17895/ices.pub.8214