SEAFDEC Secretariat in collaboration with SEAFDEC/MFRDMD and SEAFDEC TD conducted the Practical Workshop on Stock Assessments of Indo-Pacific King Mackerel and Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel in the Southeast Asian Waters from 16 to 20 July 2018 with funding support from the Government of Sweden. The Practical Workshop was attended by 5 representatives from Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam as well as some scientists from MFRDMD, TD and Secretariat. With support from the Fisheries Research Agency of Japan, Dr. Tsutomo Nishida participated as key resource person and lecturer for this practical workshop.
The practical workshop transferred specific knowledge to scientists who have experiences on basic stock assessment and IT skills. The specific subjects focused on stock assessment analysis of Indo-Pacific King Mackerel and Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel using ASPIC, Kobe plot (stock status trajectory) as a decision making tool for management and other relevant programs.
During the practical workshop, the participants was separated into 4 groups for practicing the specific software of the stock assessment analysis e.g. ASPIC, Kobe Plot I-II, and Risk Assessment which using the sample data provided by country, presenting the results of the stock assessment analysis, and discussing on the recommendation and conclusion including the management advice in area of responsibility.