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    CEMP 2018/19 data and updated spatial analysis of Area 48

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    WG-EMM-2019/04
    Author(s):
    CCAMLR Secretariat
    Submitted By:
    Ms Emily Grilly (CCAMLR Secretariat)
    Approved By:
    Dr David Agnew (CCAMLR Secretariat)
    Abstract

    This paper reports on the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP) data submissions for the 2018/19 monitoring season detailed by site and species, and includes an update to the Combined Standardised Index (CSI) analysis from 2018 for Area 48. The CSI analysis is a method used to examine spatial patterns of inter-annual variability of the response by krill-dependent predators to changes in the ecosystem. The CSI analysis continues to show evidence of concordance of response to changes in the ecosystem between sites by Subarea, suggesting CEMP data are tracking similar processes.