The objectives of the Workshop on understanding and quantifying mortality in pelagic, early life stages of marine organisms: experiments, observations and models (WKMOR) are:

a) Review current and emerging laboratory, mesocosm, field and modelling methodology aimed at understanding the underlying mechanisms that control mortality during fish and shellfish early-life stages;

b) Summarize the state of our understanding of the mechanisms that control mortality of eggs, larvae and juveniles, identify information gaps, and list future research directions as proceedings from the workshop;

c) Develop recommended techniques to quantify mortality in the field and model its impact on subsequent recruitment.