Report of the Workshop on Biological Input to Eastern Baltic Cod Assessment (WKBEBCA)
reportposted on 2017-04-04, 00:00 authored by ICESICES
The ICES Workshop on Biological input to Eastern Baltic cod Assessment (WKBEBCA)met in Gothenburg, Sweden, 1–2 March 2017 (Chairs: Margit Eero, Denmark, andMichele Casini, Sweden) with 26 participants and 7 countries represented.Assessing the status of the Eastern Baltic cod stock and providing management adviceare presently challenged by a number of changes in cod biology and the ecological conditions affecting cod. The overall aim of WKBEBCA was to summarize the work ongoing inthe Institutes of the ICES member states on the most important biological input parameters for stock assessment, i.e. growth, mortality and reproductive potential of EasternBaltic cod. In particular, the objectives were to present and discuss new information, ongoing work and other available knowledge on changes in these three biological processes.