Ms Doro Forck (CCAMLR Secretariat)
Dr David Agnew (CCAMLR Secretariat)
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.