SC/68A/IST/02 Rev 1
Results of Trials to Evaluate the Interim Allowance Strategy for West Greenland Bowhead and Fin Whales
ANDRÉ E. PUNT
The framework developed during the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Scientific Committee to evaluate an ‘interim allowance’ strategy is applied to West Greenland bowhead and fin whales based on the agreed Strike Limit Algorithms for these two groups of 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, while at the same time leading to a better ability satisfy need and to lower inter-annual variation in strike limits.