Consolidated testing of Strike Limit Algorithms for West and East Greenland common minke whales
Andre E. Punt, Cherry Allison and Lars Witting
International Whaling Commission
The final trial specifications for the North Atlantic common minke whales as tailored to evaluate Strike Limit Algorithms (SLAs) for aboriginal subsistence whaling hunts off West and East Greenland are implemented and used to test the common SLA (G-Common minke SLA’) based on the agreed Evaluation and Robustness Trials. Previous evaluations of carryover provisions and the interim allowance approach are extended to make use of the new trials and to account for hunts off East as well as West Greenland.