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    A proposal for a Krill Ageing Inter-laboratory Calibration Workshop

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    Delegations of Australia, China, Japan, Norway and the USA
    Submitted By:
    Dr So Kawaguchi (Australia)
    Approved By:
    Dr Dirk Welsford (Australia)

    The Working Group stressed the urgency of standardising ageing method for krill. Information on krill age is fundamental to establishing an accurate growth curve and to calculate a recruitment index, the parameters for a GYM to estimate a sustainable yield (γ) (WG-EMM-19 Report Para 4.27). The WG-EMM 2019 recommended that the Scientific Committee identify resources to support a workshop to standardise krill ageing protocol, as outlined in WG-EMM-19/45. We seek Scientific Committee’s endorsement of the draft terms of reference and the budget for the Krill Ageing workshop as described in this paper.