ICES WKLIFE series develops and advances methods for stock assessment and catch advice for data-limited stocks, focusing on the provision of sound advice rules that are within ICES MSY framework.
As the tenth edition of WKLIFE takes place, we speak to co-chair Carl O'Brien about the journey so far, as well as to first time participants to discover why they take part.
Carl O'Brien, WKLIFE Co-chair, Cefas (along with Manuela Azevedo, Portuguese Institute for the Sea and the Atmosphere)
If you look back to 2010, when ICES first began to explore approaches on advice for data-limited stock, how easy has the journey been to today, when ICES is seen as a world leader in developing and applying methods to assess data-limited fish stocks?
Why are you participating in WKLIFE as it enters its tenth year?