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.
Dr So Kawaguchi (Australia)
Dr Dirk Welsford (Australia)