Report of the Workshop on Lobster Reference Points for Fishery Management (WKRPFM)
The workshop was held in Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick Canada, at the Complexe des deux rivières from 8 – 10 September 2003. The workshop began with presentations of overviews of existing data and case studies from North America and Europe. The presentations focused on the level of lobster female maturity knowledge and identified areas for future investigations. Presentations of models to assess the egg production followed. The second day of the work-shop, techniques to establish lobster female maturity and reproductive cycle were presented. At their discretion, partici-pants jointed working groups revisiting data sets the last day of the workshop. A demonstration of the lobster life his-tory model was performed and new analyses done during the workshop were presented. The workshop ended with a plenary session and recommendations from the presentations and discussion during the meeting.
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