This simple flow chart below shows how science and management is driven by a linked annual cycle – in which fishing operates.
through assessing their implications for stock sustainability and robustness under the precautionary approach. However, agreement to design and implement a plan has to be made at a political level and is subject to political constraints.
for example MSY, and provides advice for management on Total Allowable Catches, technical measures to improve selectivity or other measures.
There will be a meeting of government representatives from the States(s) exploiting the stocks; here the stock status information and future projections from the assessment are used to agree future management measures, such as catch limits.