Stock Assessment 2013

The UNU Fisheries Training Prgramme is a postgraduate training programme that offers training in various areas of the fisheries sector for practicing

Stock Assessment 2013


2013 (10 days)



Participants Men Women Total
Namibia 6 4 10

UNU Representatives

  • Hoskuldur Bjornsson
  • Einar Hjorleifsson

General topics

  • Stock Assessment


  • Marine Research Institute, Iceland
  • National Marine Information and Research Center, Namibia (NatMIRC)


Namibia has highly developed marine fisheries. Stock assessment, used to guide the setting of total allowable catch is carried out by the National Marine Information and Research Center (NatMIRC) in Swakopmund. Recently the most experienced stock assessment biologists have left their posts and without training their replacements. In the course the use of R statistical programme was introduced. The stock assessment model used for the Namibian marine fisheries was analysed and explained.

The course was developed in partnership between senior scientists and NatMIRC and the Marine Research Institute in Iceland. The course was held in Swakopmund on 26 og August to 6 of September. Ten scientists from NatMIRC took the course.



Fisheries training programme
Skulagata 4
IS - 121 Reykjavik,Iceland