Report of the Working Group on Fish Distribution Shifts (WKFISHDISH)
This report documents the work undertaken during the WKFISHDISH workshop which took place at ICES headquarters (Copenhagen) on November 22nd 25th 2016. The purpose of this workshop was to inform an answer to a request from the EU Commission about the distribution shifts of commercial fish stocks in relation to TAC management areas which ICES tackled in two consecutive steps: (1) data analysis carried out by the ICES secretariat (2) identify, based on both the results from the analysis and existing literature, changes in distribution and the associated drivers. This second step was done by the WKFISHDISH workshop participants. The workshop was chaired by Thomas Brunel (Netherlands), Alan Baudron (UK) and Jose Fernandes (UK).
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