Following proposals submitted to WG-FSA-16 and WG-SAM-17, the following research objectives were identified as common for surveys in 48.2 (WG-FSA-16/40 Rev. 1, WG-SAM-17/24, WG-SAM-17/26):
Work towards quantifying regional biomass and distribution of D. mawsoni
Develop stock identity and stock distribution hypotheses for D. mawsoni and D. eleginoides
Assessments of biological parameters: sex, size, growth, maturity for D. mawsoni
Oceanographic and bathymetric data collection
Additional specific objectives can be found in the individual research proposals (WG-FSA-16/40 Rev. 1, WG-SAM-17/24, WG-SAM-17/26).