The second meeting of the SCG took place at Mooloolaba , Australia from 17-19 July 2003, immediately following SCTB16 . The meeting was chaired by Dr Yuji Uozumi ( Japan ).
The matters considered at SCG 2 included:
(a) Review of the updated stock status statements for the major target species (bigeye, yellowfin, skipjack and South Pacific albacore), including implications for sustainability;
(b) Discussions on gaps in current data;
(c) Discussion of the impacts of FADs on juvenile tuna stocks in the Convention Area;
(d) review of the working papers: Data standards, technical capabilities and data sharing policies for the Western and Central Pacific region ( WCPFC/PrepCon/WP.15), and An investigation of technical capabilities and data security and confidentiality policies for the Western and Central Pacific Region ( WCPFC/PrepCon/WP.16);
(e) Development of long-term data needs for the Commission; and
(f) Research priorities, research planning, and coordination.
The report of SCG 2 is here: Report of the second meeeting of the Scientific Coordinationg Group (SCG2 ( 373.57 KB) ( 311.5 KB). Further information concerning SCTB16, including the reports tendered to SCTB, is available at the SOEST Hawaii site and at the SPC site .
The report of SCG 2 has been published under symbol WCPFC/PrepCon/28 and also available under the Documents Listing Page. Documents from SCTB16 are available in electronic format (pdf) via the SCTB16 web pages on the OFP website. A copy of the SCTB16 Executive Summary is also available online and can be downloaded here. In the summary, the relevant excerpts for SCG are:
Skipjack, pages 6-13
Yellowfin, pages 14-20
Bigeye, pages 21-27
South Pacific albacore, pages 28-3