Report of the Pandalus Working Group
The Pandalus Assessment Working Group (WGPAND) (Chairman Mr. S. Tveite, Norway) will meet In
Lysekil, Swcdcn from 9-12 September 1997 to:
a) assess the status of the stocks of Pandalus borealis in the North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat and provide
catch options fur 1998;
b) provide information on quantities of discards by gear type and area for the stocks of Pandalus and fisheries
considered by this group (OSPAR 1997/5:3) and rcport to WGECO;
c) determine the predation mortality of Palldalt,s stocks;
d) continue the work on determining the criteria for ageing;
e) continue the work on the definition of population and assessmcnt units;
f) report to the ACFM and the Shellfish Committee.
The above terms of reference are set up to provide ACFM with information requircd to respond to the requests
for advice from NEAFC, the EC and OSPAR.
Published under the auspices of the following ICES Steering Group or Committee