Results of trials to evaluate the interim allowance strategy for West Greenland humpback whales
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The framework developed during the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Scientific Committee to evaluate an ‘interim allowance’ strategy is applied to West Greenland humpback whales based on the agreed Strike Limit Algorithm for these whales. The values for the ‘mandatory’ performance statistics for the ‘phase-out’ and ‘interim allowance’ strategy suggest that adopting the ‘interim allowance’ strategy has no substantial impact on risk, but leads to a better ability satisfy need and to lower interannual variation in strike limits.
Punt, A.E. and Brandão, A. 2017. Results of trials to evaluate the interim allowance strategy for West Greenland humpback whales, International Whaling Commission, SC/67A/AWMP/01: 23pp.