The World Conference on Stock Assessment Methods (WCSAM) held in Boston July 15-19, 2013, which was the biggest congregation of world renowned stock assessment experts in decades, identified the  development of good practice guidelines (a focus of one of CAPAM's Programsas a major priority for fisheries assessment. They specifically identified the selectivity workshop organized by CAPAM as an example of the type of activities needed to for the background information to develop the guidelines.