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    Development of methods relevant to feedback management (FBM) for the krill fishery

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    B.A. Krafft, A. Lowther, G. Macaulay, M. Chierici, M. Biuw, A. Renner, T.A. Klevjer, R. Øyerhamn, C.A. Cárdenas, J. Arata, A. Makhado, C. Reiss and O.A. Bergstad
    Soumis par:
    Bjørn Krafft (Norvège)
    Approuvé par:
    Odd Aksel Bergstad (Norvège)
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    The primary objective for this project is to develop knowledge on the marine environment essential for the implementation of a Feed-Back Management (FBM) system. In terms of FBM, Marine Protected Area (MPA) development in CCAMLR Planning Domain 1 encompasses the major krill fishing grounds. Thus, data supporting FBM as an integral part of the broader management strategies of the krill fisheries within Domain 1 are critical if the fishery is to be managed by an empirical understanding of krill density, distribution, availability and predator needs. A future developed FBM system, as presented in SC-CAMLR XXXVI/BG20 requires acoustic data to be collected, processed and reported continuously during the fishing season as a measure of the available prey field. This information can be integrated with finer-scale knowledge of krill predator feeding strategies and updated through specific scientific studies at regular (multiyear) intervals. The FBM process studies will take place during the Austral summer 2018-2019.