This paper responds to a request from the Scientific Committee for the Secretariat to review the data that has been submitted for estimating the green-weight of krill, for each of the methods specified in CM 21-03, Annex 21-03/B (SC-CAMLR-38, paragraph 3.4). Results from the analysis demonstrate a good relationship between reported green-weights and the calculated krill green-weights using the estimation parameters, with exception of two vessels’ data reported in seasons 2014 and 2015. Conversion Factors were also investigated, and results show that considerable variation exists for reported figures associated with particular processing type and direct green-weight estimation combinations. A number of recommendations are provided to potentially address these issues.
Mr Isaac Forster (CCAMLR Secretariat)
Dr David Agnew (CCAMLR Secretariat)