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    Proposals on providing international synoptic surveys for management application

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    S. Kаsatkina (Russia)
    Submitted By:
    Sarah Mackey (CCAMLR Secretariat)

    This paper briefly outlines the key scientific issues that should be resolved for providing sufficient information with the aim of quantitative understanding regularities and trends of krill spatial distribution in the Area 48 being the important information for developing management strategy for krill stock. It is proposed to developing a long-term-strategy for conducting synoptic surveys focused to the tasks outlined here. Some requirements to the design of such synoptic surveys are shown.

    Practical implementation of these proposals will contribute to attaining CCAMLR goals in krill stocks management.