Focus Group on Skates and Rays

 BIM, Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Dublin start time: 10:00 - end time: 15:00
Central European start time: 11:00 - end time: 16:00

Venue: Dun Laoghaire

 BIM, Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin 


Agenda - FG Skates and Rays - 16 and 17 November 2016




Item 3. Presentation by Jim Ellis (CEFAS) on ICES advice, status of stocks and management issues

Item 4. Presentation by Pascal Lorance (Ifremer) on stock assessments and data requirements

Item 5. Presentation by Tom Catchpole (CEFAS) on selectivity options and survivability exemption requirements

Item 7. National concerns, issues and relevant projects

 France (in French)

 United Kingdom

 The Netherlands


Item 8. Presentation by Dave Reid (Marine Institute) on spatial management options in the Irish Sea

Item 8. Presentation by Stuart Hetherington (CEFAS) on spurdog by-catch avoidance programme


Item 8. Presentation by Irene Kingma (Dutch Elasmobranch Society) alternatives for combined TACs 



Background documents 

STECF 16-13 - Methods and data requirements for LO 

STECF 16-10 - Evaluation of LO joint recommendations  

ICES WKMEDS 5 report 2016 Workshop on Methods for Estimating Discard Survival - special focus on Status of critical reviews of discard survival data for Nephrops, plaice, sole and skates and rays

Relevant papers provided by Jim Ellis (English only)

Ellis et al 2005 - Assessing the status of demersal elasmobranchs in UK waters: a review

Enever et al 2009 - The survival of skates (Rajidae) caught by demersal trawlers fishing in UK waters

Ellis et al 2010 - UK fisheries for skates (Rajidae): History and development of the fishery, recent management actions and survivorship of discards

Ellis et al 2011 - Preliminary observations on the life history and movements of skates (Rajidae) around the Island of Jersey, western English Channel

Ellis et al 2012- An overview of the biology and status of undulate ray Raja undulata in the north-east Atlantic Ocean

McCully et al 2012 - Lengths at maturity and conversion factors for skates (Rajidae) around the British Isles, with an analysis of data in the literature

Silva et al 2012 - Species composition of skates (Rajidae) in commercial fisheries around the British Isles and their discarding patterns