SciCOFish Oceanic Fisheries Component 1 Results

Report
SciCOFish – Oceanic Component
2014 Activities and Project Highlights
Outline
• Project Structure & logical framework
• Progress against performance indicators
• 2014 achievements and project achievements
Logframe Structure
Overall Objective
Conservation and sustainable use of
coastal and oceanic fisheries resources in
the PI region
Project Purpose
To provide a reliable and improved
scientific basis for management advice
and decision making in oceanic and
coastal fisheries
Oceanic Fisheries Indicators
1. Effort on bigeye & yellowfin at FMSY or lower
2. Tuna discards by PS less than 1% of catch,
confirmed by 100% observer coverage
Oceanic Fisheries Indicators
1. All stock assessment results for 4 main tuna
species accepted by WCPFC-SC
2. Observer coverage rates reach regionallyagreed levels by 2010, with data quality
maintained
Result 1
P-ACP governments, the FFA and the WCPFC
are provided with scientific data, modeling,
and advice to underpin their management
decision making and strategic positioning
1.1 Observer
training and
system support
1.2 Integrated
tuna fisheries
databases
1.3 Bioeconomic
modelling and
national advice
1.4 Ecosystem
modelling of
management
and climate
change
1.5 Validate Key
model
parameters
through tagging
Progress on Indicators
• Overall objective – conservation and sustainable use
– Indicator: YFT and BET at < FMSY
Longline effort (100 hooks)
Longline Effort
14,000,000
12,000,000
10,000,000
8,000,000
6,000,000
4,000,000
2,000,000
0
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Purse seine effort (days)
Purse Seine Effort
70,000
60,000
50,000
40,000
30,000
20,000
10,000
0
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Progress on Indicators
• Overall objective – conservation and sustainable use
– Tuna discards by purse seiners in recent years approaching 1%
of total catch
Percentage of total tuna
discarded
Purse Seine
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Longline
Progress on Indicators
• Project purpose – scientific basis for management
– All stock assessments of target tuna stocks accepted by
WCPFC (skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye in 2014)
– Observer coverage rates reach regionally agreed levels
2014 Activities and Overall Project
Highlights
1.1 Observers
• 2014 Observer training
– 6 national observer training workshops
– 67 observers trained, 62 certified from Cook Is, Fiji,
Marshall Is, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Is, Tonga, Tuvalu,
Vanuatu
• Key project achievement – 567 observers trained
1.1 Observers
• 2014 Debriefer training
– 5 workshops to provide introductory debriefer training
– 87 trainee debriefers from Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Is, PNG,
Samoa, Solomon Is, Tonga and Vanuatu
– 7 trainees received sufficient on-the-job training to be
certified in 2014 (FSM, PNG, Solomon Is, Tuvalu)
• Key project achievement – 239 individuals have
received introductory debriefer training, 43 have
completed on-the job training and are now
certified debriefers
1.1 Observers
• 2014 Trainer training
– Regional Observer Trainer’s Workshop
– 2 trainee trainers (FSM, Fiji) received attachment training
at 4 observer training workshops
• Key project achievement – 11 certified observer
trainers from FSM, Kiribati, Nauru, PNG (5),
Solomon Is (3)
1.2 Integrated Tuna Databases
• Enhanced TUFMAN software installed in 14 P-ACPs
• Web-based TUFMAN (logsheets) with secure login
used by P-ACPs to prepare WCPFC Part 1 reports
• Web-based TUBS (observer data) with secure login
fully operational and in use for WCPFC reporting
• 8th Regional Tuna Data Workshop conducted
• All P-ACPs submitted 2013 data to WCPFC on time
1.3 Bioeconomic Modelling & National Advice
• Potential TRPs for South Pacific albacore
estimated through bioeconomic modelling
• Regional bioeconomic model covering all
species/fleets operational
1.3 Bioeconomic Modelling & National Advice
• Potential TRPs for South Pacific albacore
estimated through bioeconomic modelling
• Regional bioeconomic model covering all
species/fleets operational
• Country-specific advice on FAD closures, albacore
CPUE variation
1.4 Ecosystem Modelling of Management
& Climate Change
• Web-query system operational
(www.spc.int/ofp/seapodym)
• Further dissemination of national reports
• Working models for all 4 tuna species
• Climate change impacts estimated for SKJ, BET
and SP ALB
1.5 Validate Key Model Parameters
Through Tagging
• PTTP totals now ~400,000 releases; 73,000
recoveries (>18%)
• PTTP tagging data incorporated into skipjack,
yellowfin and bigeye MFCL (assessment) and
SEAPODYM models
Recoveries
CPO (120° W to 180°)
EPO (E of 120°W)
WPO (W of 180°)
CPO
5415
3311(61.1%)
1607 (29.7%)
497 (9.2%)
EPO
6692
159 (2.4%)
6533 (97.6%)
0 (0.0%)
WPO
456
20 (4.4%)
0 (0.0%)
436 (95.6%)
1.5 Validate Key Model Parameters
Through Tagging
• PTTP totals now ~400,000 releases; 73,000
recoveries (>18%)
• PTTP tagging data incorporated into skipjack,
yellowfin and bigeye MFCL (assessment) and
SEAPODYM models
• 2009 albacore tagging in NZ (SciCOFish funded) –
tag returns beginning to appear in longline
fisheries
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