As requested by WG-FSA-2019, a reconciliation was undertaken for all available data between the Dissostichus spp. Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS) and monthly fine-scale catch and effort data. The analysis identified that at a season level, the reconciliations had a difference of less than 5%. Further, the majority of these seasonal differences were less than 1%, with a fishery-level (CCAMLR areas) analysis resulting in all but one exhibiting a median difference below the tolerance level of 10%. This broad analysis has demonstrated the effectiveness of fisheries monitoring tools in addition to consistent and accurately reported data by Members since the implementation of the CDS.
Ms Doro Forck (CCAMLR Secretariat)
Dr David Agnew (CCAMLR Secretariat)