Code 
Name 
Type 
Description 
INPUT CONTROLS 

curE 
Current effort 
Effort 
A reference input control that maintains current effort (subject to fishing efficiency changes) 
curE75 
75% of Current effort 
Effort 
A reference input control that maintains 75% of current effort 
DDe 
DelayDifference effort control 
Effort 
Effort control version of DD  Delay  Difference Stock Assessment with UMSY and MSY leading 
DDe75 
DelayDifference effort control 75% 
Effort 
Effort control version of DD  Delay  Difference Stock Assessment with UMSY and MSY leading that fishes at 75 per cent of FMSY 
DDess 
DelayDifference effort control 75% effort searching 
Effort 
Effort searching version of DD  Delay  Difference Stock Assessment with UMSY and MSY leading that fishes at 75 per cent of FMSY 
ItargetE1 
Effort adjusted target CPUE 
Effort 
Both of these management procedure incrementally adjusts the effort to reach a target CPUE / relative abundance index. 
ItargetE4 
Effort adjusted target CPUE 
Effort 

LstepCE1 
Effort adjusted to recent mean length version 1 
Effort 
Management procedures that incrementally adjusts the effort according to the mean length of recent catches. 
LstepCE2 
Effort adjusted to recent mean length version 2 
Effort 

Ltarget1 
Effort adjusted to rmean length version 1 
Effort 
A management procedure that incrementally adjusts the TAC to reach a target mean length in catches. 
Ltarget1 
Effort adjusted to mean length version 2 
Effort 

matlenlim 
Length selectivity equal to maturity 
Sel. 
Fishing selectivity is set according to the maturity curve 
matlenlim2 
Length selectivity higher than maturity 
Sel. 
fishing selectivity is set slightly higher than the maturity curve 
matagelim 
Age selectivity matches the maturity curve 
Sel. 
Fishing selectivity at age is the same as fraction mature at age 
MRreal 
Area 1 Marine Reserve with reallocation 
MPA 
Sets a marine reserve in Area 1 and reallocates fishing effort to area 2 
MRnoreal 
Area 1 Marine Reserve with no reallocation 
MPA 
Sets a marine reserve in Area 1 with no reallocation of fishing effort to area 2 
slotlim 
Slot limit 
Sel. 
Sets a slot limit to control effort. 
OUTPUT CONTROLS 

AvC 
Average Catch 
Catch 
Sets TAC as average historical catch 
BK 
Beddington and Kirkwood lifehistory 
LH 
Sets an OFL according to current abundance and an approximation of FMSY based on length at first capture. 
BK_CC 
BK linked to a catch curve 
LH 
Catchcurve analysis is used to estimate current abundance that is linked to BK FMSY estimate to give the OFL 
BK_ML 
BK linked to a mean length 
LH 
Mean length estimate of current F (abundance) is linked to BK FMSY estimate to provide the OFL 
CC1 
Constant catch linked to average catches 
Catch 
TAC is a average historical catches 
CC4 
Constant catch linked to average catches 
Catch 
TAC is 70% of average historical catches 
CompSRA 
Age Composition  Stock Reduction Analysis 
F 
What constant F creates the current composition, what is FMSY? OFL = FMSY x F / C 
CompSRA4010 
CompSRA linked to a 4010 rule 
F 
A 4010 harvest control rule is added to the CompSRA MP 
DAAC 
Depletion Adjusted Average Catch 
Catch 
DCAC multiplied by 2*depletion and divided by BMSY/B0 (Bpeak) 
HDAAC 
Hybrid Depletion Adjusted Average Catch 
Catch 
DCAC multiplied by 2*depletion and divided by BMSY/B0 (Bpeak) when below BMSY, and DCAC above BMSY. 
DBSRA 
DepletionBased Stock Reduction Analysis 
Catch 
The OFL is M x (FMSY/M) x depletion x unfished biomass (the first three factors are user defined, the fourth is determined by historical catches and stock reduction analysis) 
DBSRA_40 
DBSRA assuming current depletion is 40% 
Catch 
DBSRA where stock depletion is fixed at 40% 
DBSRA_ML 
DBSRA using mean length to estimate depletion 
Catch 
Mean length estimate of depletion is used to inform DBSRA depletion 
DBSRA4010 
DBSRA linked to a 4010 rule 
Catch 
A 4010 harvest control rule is added to the DBSRA MP 
DCAC 
DepletionCorrected Average Catch 
Catch 
An MSY proxy that accounts for catches occuring whilst dropping to productive stock sizes 
DCAC_ML 
DCAC using mean length to estimate depletion 
Catch 
Mean length estimate of depletion is used to inform DCAC depletion 
DCAC40 
DCAC assuming depletion is 40% 
Catch 
DCAC where stock depletion is fixed at 40% 
DCAC4010 
DCAC linked to a 4010 rule 
Catch 
A 4010 harvest control rule is added to the DCAC MP 
EDCAC 
Extra DCAC 
Catch 
DCAC * 2 * depletion * B0 / BMSY 
DD 
DelayDifference assessment 
Pop.D 
A delay difference model is fitted to historical abundance indices and catches. The model does not estimate process error. 
DD4010 
DD linked to a 4010 rule 
Pop.D 
A 4010 harvest control rule is added to the DD MP 
DepF 
Fratio linked to a production curve control rule 
EmInd 
Below BMSY, the OFL is mulitplied by a production curve ie. dep x (1dep) x 4 
DynF 
Dynamic Fratio MP 
PopDy 
Inferred derivative of surplus production with biomass is used to adjust F in relation to M 
Fadapt 
Adaptive F MP 
PopDy 
Inferred derivative of surplus production with biomass is used to adjust F between bounds FMSY/2 and 2FMSY 
Fdem 
Demographic FMSY method 
LH 
FMSY is calculated as r/2 where r is calculated from a demographic approach (inc steepness). Coupled with an estimate of current abundance that gives you the OFL. 
Fdem_CC 
Fdem linked to a catch curve 
LH 
Current abundance estimates from a catch curve are linked to Fdem estimate of FMSY 
Fdem_ML 
Fdem using mean length to estimate depletion 
LH 
Mean length estimate of current abundance is lined to Fdem estimate of FMSY 
FMSYref 
FMSY ref 
LH 
A reference FMSY method (uses perfect information about FMSY) 
FMSYref50 
Half of FMSY ref 
LH 
50% of true simulated OFL 
FMSYref75 
75% of FMSY ref 
LH 
75% of true simulated OFL 
Fratio 
Fixed FMSY to M ratio 
LH 
FMSY is a fixed fraction of natural mortality rate 
Fratio4010 
Fratio with 4010 rule 
LH 
Calculates the OFL based on a fixed FMSY/M multiplied by a current estimate of abundance. In this method DBSRA is paired with the 4010 rule; OFL = 0 at B_{10%}. 
Fratio_CC 
Fratio linked to a catch curve 
LH 
Current abundance estimates from a catch curve are linked to the Fratio MP 
Fratio_ML 
Fratio using mean length to estimate depletion 
Length 
Mean length estimate of depletion is used to inform Fratio abundance 
Fratio4010 
Fratio linked to a 4010 rule 
LH 
A 4010 harvest control rule is added to the Fratio MP 
GB_CC 
Geromont and Butterworth constant catch 
Catch 
MSY seeking rule that uses average historical catch as a proxy for MSY 
GB_slope 
Geromont and Butterworth CPUE slope 
EmInd 
TAC recommendations to stabilize CPUE 
GB_target 
Geromont and Butterworth target CPUE and catch 
EmInd 
TAC recommendations to achieve target CPUE and target catch 
Gcontrol 
Gcontrol MP 
PopDy 
Inferred derivative of surplus production with biomass is used to alter the TAC 
Islope1 
CPUE slope MP 
EmInd 
TAC is adjusted to maintain constant CPUE 
Islope4 
CPUE slope MP (more biologically precautionary) 
EmInd 
TAC is adjusted to maintain constant CPUE 
Itarget1 
CPUE target MP 
EmInd 
TAC is adjusted to achieve a target CPUE 
Itarget4 
CPUE target MP (more biologically precautionary) 
EmInd 
TAC is adjusted to achieve a target CPUE 
LstepCC1 
Mean length MP 
Length 
Mean length relative to historical levels is used to alter the TAC 
LstepCC4 
Mean length MP (more biologically precautionary) 
Length 
Mean length relative to historical levels is used to alter the TAC 
Ltarget1 
Length target MP 
Length 
TAC is adjusted to reach a target mean length 
Ltarget4 
Length target MP (more biologically precautionary) 
Length 
TAC is adjusted to reach a target mean length 
MCD 
Mean Catch Depletion MP 
Catch 
MP to demonstrate high information content of depletion OFL = mean catches x 2 x dep 
MCD4010 
MCD linked to a 4010 rule 
Catch 
A 4010 harvest control rule is added to the MCD MP 
Nref 
No reference point 
Catch 
Sets catch = 0. 
Rcontrol 
Rcontrol MP 
LH 
A demographic prior for intrinsic rate of increase is used to firm up surplus production calculation of Gcontrol 
Rcontrol2 
Rcontrol with quadratic SPB relationship 
LH 
As Rcontrol but fits a quadratic relationship to the derivative of SP with stock biomass 
SBT1 
Southern Bluefin Tuna 1 
EmInd 
An MP that adjusts TACs according to apparent trend in CPUE 
SBT2 
Southern Bluefin Tuna 2 
EmInd 
An MP that adjusts TACs according to achieve target CPUE and catch 
SPmod 
Surplus production based TAC modifier 
PopDy 
Inferred derivative of surplus production with biomass is used to adjust the TAC 
SPMSY 
Catchtrend MSY MP 
Catch 
Catch trends reflect depletion and combined with catches can be used to find viable rK pairs. The OFL is dep x (1dep) x 2 x r x K 
SPslope 
Slope in surplus production MP 
PopDy 
Inferred derivative of surplus production with biomass is used to adjust the TAC 
SPSRA 
Surplus Production Stock Reduction Analysis 
PopDy 
Like DBSRA but uses a surplus prodcution model and a prior for intrinisic rate of increase 
SPSRA_ML 
SPSRA using mean length to estimate depletion 
Length 
mean length estimate of depletion is used to inform SPSRA depletion 
YPR 
Yield Per Recruit 
LH 
Yield Per Recruit estimate of F0.1 (FMSY proxy) multiplied by estimate of current stock biomass 
YPR_CC 
YPR linked to a catchcurve 
LH 
Current abundance estimates of a catch curve analysis is linked to the YPR MP 
YPR_ML 
YPR using mean lenth to estimate current abundance 
LH;Lt 
Mean length estimate of current abundance is used to inform YPR abundance 
Code 
Name 
Type 
Description 
INPUT CONTROLS 

curE 
Current effort 
Effort 
A reference input control that maintains current effort (subject to fishing efficiency changes) 
curE75 
75% of Current effort 
Effort 
A reference input control that maintains 75% of current effort 
DDe 
DelayDifference effort control 
Effort 
Effort control version of DD  Delay  Difference Stock Assessment with UMSY and MSY leading 
DDe75 
DelayDifference effort control 75% 
Effort 
Effort control version of DD  Delay  Difference Stock Assessment with UMSY and MSY leading that fishes at 75 per cent of FMSY 
DDess 
DelayDifference effort control 75% effort searching 
Effort 
Effort searching version of DD  Delay  Difference Stock Assessment with UMSY and MSY leading that fishes at 75 per cent of FMSY 
ItargetE1 
Effort adjusted target CPUE 
Effort 
Both of these management procedure incrementally adjusts the effort to reach a target CPUE / relative abundance index. 
ItargetE4 
Effort adjusted target CPUE 
Effort 

LstepCE1 
Effort adjusted to recent mean length version 1 
Effort 
Management procedures that incrementally adjusts the effort according to the mean length of recent catches. 
LstepCE2 
Effort adjusted to recent mean length version 2 
Effort 

Ltarget1 
Effort adjusted to rmean length version 1 
Effort 
A management procedure that incrementally adjusts the TAC to reach a target mean length in catches. 
Ltarget1 
Effort adjusted to mean length version 2 
Effort 

matlenlim 
Length selectivity equal to maturity 
Sel. 
Fishing selectivity is set according to the maturity curve 
matlenlim2 
Length selectivity higher than maturity 
Sel. 
fishing selectivity is set slightly higher than the maturity curve 
matagelim 
Age selectivity matches the maturity curve 
Sel. 
Fishing selectivity at age is the same as fraction mature at age 
MRreal 
Area 1 Marine Reserve with reallocation 
MPA 
Sets a marine reserve in Area 1 and reallocates fishing effort to area 2 
MRnoreal 
Area 1 Marine Reserve with no reallocation 
MPA 
Sets a marine reserve in Area 1 with no reallocation of fishing effort to area 2 
slotlim 
Slot limit 
Sel. 
Sets a slot limit to control effort. 
OUTPUT CONTROLS 

AvC 
Average Catch 
Catch 
Sets TAC as average historical catch 
BK 
Beddington and Kirkwood lifehistory 
LH 
Sets an OFL according to current abundance and an approximation of FMSY based on length at first capture. 
BK_CC 
BK linked to a catch curve 
LH 
Catchcurve analysis is used to estimate current abundance that is linked to BK FMSY estimate to give the OFL 
BK_ML 
BK linked to a mean length 
LH 
Mean length estimate of current F (abundance) is linked to BK FMSY estimate to provide the OFL 
CC1 
Constant catch linked to average catches 
Catch 
TAC is a average historical catches 
CC4 
Constant catch linked to average catches 
Catch 
TAC is 70% of average historical catches 
CompSRA 
Age Composition  Stock Reduction Analysis 
F 
What constant F creates the current composition, what is FMSY? OFL = FMSY x F / C 
CompSRA4010 
CompSRA linked to a 4010 rule 
F 
A 4010 harvest control rule is added to the CompSRA MP 
DAAC 
Depletion Adjusted Average Catch 
Catch 
DCAC multiplied by 2*depletion and divided by BMSY/B0 (Bpeak) 
HDAAC 
Hybrid Depletion Adjusted Average Catch 
Catch 
DCAC multiplied by 2*depletion and divided by BMSY/B0 (Bpeak) when below BMSY, and DCAC above BMSY. 
DBSRA 
DepletionBased Stock Reduction Analysis 
Catch 
The OFL is M x (FMSY/M) x depletion x unfished biomass (the first three factors are user defined, the fourth is determined by historical catches and stock reduction analysis) 
DBSRA_40 
DBSRA assuming current depletion is 40% 
Catch 
DBSRA where stock depletion is fixed at 40% 
DBSRA_ML 
DBSRA using mean length to estimate depletion 
Catch 
Mean length estimate of depletion is used to inform DBSRA depletion 
DBSRA4010 
DBSRA linked to a 4010 rule 
Catch 
A 4010 harvest control rule is added to the DBSRA MP 
DCAC 
DepletionCorrected Average Catch 
Catch 
An MSY proxy that accounts for catches occuring whilst dropping to productive stock sizes 
DCAC_ML 
DCAC using mean length to estimate depletion 
Catch 
Mean length estimate of depletion is used to inform DCAC depletion 
DCAC40 
DCAC assuming depletion is 40% 
Catch 
DCAC where stock depletion is fixed at 40% 
DCAC4010 
DCAC linked to a 4010 rule 
Catch 
A 4010 harvest control rule is added to the DCAC MP 
EDCAC 
Extra DCAC 
Catch 
DCAC * 2 * depletion * B0 / BMSY 
DD 
DelayDifference assessment 
Pop.D 
A delay difference model is fitted to historical abundance indices and catches. The model does not estimate process error. 
DD4010 
DD linked to a 4010 rule 
Pop.D 
A 4010 harvest control rule is added to the DD MP 
DepF 
Fratio linked to a production curve control rule 
EmInd 
Below BMSY, the OFL is mulitplied by a production curve ie. dep x (1dep) x 4 
DynF 
Dynamic Fratio MP 
PopDy 
Inferred derivative of surplus production with biomass is used to adjust F in relation to M 
Fadapt 
Adaptive F MP 
PopDy 
Inferred derivative of surplus production with biomass is used to adjust F between bounds FMSY/2 and 2FMSY 
Fdem 
Demographic FMSY method 
LH 
FMSY is calculated as r/2 where r is calculated from a demographic approach (inc steepness). Coupled with an estimate of current abundance that gives you the OFL. 
Fdem_CC 
Fdem linked to a catch curve 
LH 
Current abundance estimates from a catch curve are linked to Fdem estimate of FMSY 
Fdem_ML 
Fdem using mean length to estimate depletion 
LH 
Mean length estimate of current abundance is lined to Fdem estimate of FMSY 
FMSYref 
FMSY ref 
LH 
A reference FMSY method (uses perfect information about FMSY) 
FMSYref50 
Half of FMSY ref 
LH 
50% of true simulated OFL 
FMSYref75 
75% of FMSY ref 
LH 
75% of true simulated OFL 
Fratio 
Fixed FMSY to M ratio 
LH 
FMSY is a fixed fraction of natural mortality rate 
Fratio4010 
Fratio with 4010 rule 
LH 
Calculates the OFL based on a fixed FMSY/M multiplied by a current estimate of abundance. In this method DBSRA is paired with the 4010 rule; OFL = 0 at B_{10%}. 
Fratio_CC 
Fratio linked to a catch curve 
LH 
Current abundance estimates from a catch curve are linked to the Fratio MP 
Fratio_ML 
Fratio using mean length to estimate depletion 
Length 
Mean length estimate of depletion is used to inform Fratio abundance 
Fratio4010 
Fratio linked to a 4010 rule 
LH 
A 4010 harvest control rule is added to the Fratio MP 
GB_CC 
Geromont and Butterworth constant catch 
Catch 
MSY seeking rule that uses average historical catch as a proxy for MSY 
GB_slope 
Geromont and Butterworth CPUE slope 
EmInd 
TAC recommendations to stabilize CPUE 
GB_target 
Geromont and Butterworth target CPUE and catch 
EmInd 
TAC recommendations to achieve target CPUE and target catch 
Gcontrol 
Gcontrol MP 
PopDy 
Inferred derivative of surplus production with biomass is used to alter the TAC 
Islope1 
CPUE slope MP 
EmInd 
TAC is adjusted to maintain constant CPUE 
Islope4 
CPUE slope MP (more biologically precautionary) 
EmInd 
TAC is adjusted to maintain constant CPUE 
Itarget1 
CPUE target MP 
EmInd 
TAC is adjusted to achieve a target CPUE 
Itarget4 
CPUE target MP (more biologically precautionary) 
EmInd 
TAC is adjusted to achieve a target CPUE 
LstepCC1 
Mean length MP 
Length 
Mean length relative to historical levels is used to alter the TAC 
LstepCC4 
Mean length MP (more biologically precautionary) 
Length 
Mean length relative to historical levels is used to alter the TAC 
Ltarget1 
Length target MP 
Length 
TAC is adjusted to reach a target mean length 
Ltarget4 
Length target MP (more biologically precautionary) 
Length 
TAC is adjusted to reach a target mean length 
MCD 
Mean Catch Depletion MP 
Catch 
MP to demonstrate high information content of depletion OFL = mean catches x 2 x dep 
MCD4010 
MCD linked to a 4010 rule 
Catch 
A 4010 harvest control rule is added to the MCD MP 
Nref 
No reference point 
Catch 
Sets catch = 0. 
Rcontrol 
Rcontrol MP 
LH 
A demographic prior for intrinsic rate of increase is used to firm up surplus production calculation of Gcontrol 
Rcontrol2 
Rcontrol with quadratic SPB relationship 
LH 
As Rcontrol but fits a quadratic relationship to the derivative of SP with stock biomass 
SBT1 
Southern Bluefin Tuna 1 
EmInd 
An MP that adjusts TACs according to apparent trend in CPUE 
SBT2 
Southern Bluefin Tuna 2 
EmInd 
An MP that adjusts TACs according to achieve target CPUE and catch 
SPmod 
Surplus production based TAC modifier 
PopDy 
Inferred derivative of surplus production with biomass is used to adjust the TAC 
SPMSY 
Catchtrend MSY MP 
Catch 
Catch trends reflect depletion and combined with catches can be used to find viable rK pairs. The OFL is dep x (1dep) x 2 x r x K 
SPslope 
Slope in surplus production MP 
PopDy 
Inferred derivative of surplus production with biomass is used to adjust the TAC 
SPSRA 
Surplus Production Stock Reduction Analysis 
PopDy 
Like DBSRA but uses a surplus prodcution model and a prior for intrinisic rate of increase 
SPSRA_ML 
SPSRA using mean length to estimate depletion 
Length 
mean length estimate of depletion is used to inform SPSRA depletion 
YPR 
Yield Per Recruit 
LH 
Yield Per Recruit estimate of F0.1 (FMSY proxy) multiplied by estimate of current stock biomass 
YPR_CC 
YPR linked to a catchcurve 
LH 
Current abundance estimates of a catch curve analysis is linked to the YPR MP 
YPR_ML 
YPR using mean lenth to estimate current abundance 
LH;Lt 
Mean length estimate of current abundance is used to inform YPR abundance 