ICES. 2016. Report of the Workshop on Atlantic Sardine (WKSAR), 26–30 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal. ICES CM 2016/ACOM:41. 351 pp.
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The Workshop on Atlantic Sardine (WKSAR), chaired by Alexandra Silva (Portugal) and Lionel Pawlowski (France), met in Lisbon, 26–30 September to (i) review infor-mation on stock identification, connectivity and migrations of sardine within European Atlantic waters (Area 7 to Subdivision 9.a)and, (ii) collate, standardize and analyse survey, fishery and biological data collected in the region, (iii) propose scenarios of stock structure and dynamics and (iv) methods/models for stock assessment (ToRs, Annex 5). There were 18 participants from the UK, France, Portugal and Spain, including one representative from PONG-PESCA (NGO, Portugal) and two chair-invited experts on genetics (Annex 1). A WebEx meeting was organized with stakeholders to facilitate their effective involvement in the benchmark process, clarifying what their role is, and to promote their contribution. To that purpose a questionnaire was written, translated into French, Spanish and Portuguese, and sent to stakeholders ...