432 pages, black & white illustrations
Covering the basics as well as introducing modern procedures, "Fisheries Biology and Stock Assessment" emphasizes the processes involved in biological and fishery data collection and presents the fundamental concepts - population biology, ecology, and quantitative analysis - that underlie sound fisheries stock assessment practices. Illustrated by examples from both temperate and tropical regions, this book combines traditional stock assessment procedures with ecological analysis.
Accessible to those in a wide range of disciplines, readers will be able to determine the status and dynamics of an exploited stock and to apply the appropriate model to determine the sustainability of a fishery.
Foundations of Stock Assessment. Introduction to Modelling. Modelling Natural Variation: Life History and Population Dynamics. Modelling Variation in Fish Stocks: Part 2 History of Exploitation. Cohort-based Models: Part 1 The Basics. Cohort-based Models: Part 2 Dynamics and Uncertainty. Whole Stock Based Models: Part 1 The Basics. Whole Stock Based Models: Part 2 Dynamics and Uncertainty. Future Directions: the Ecosystem Context.
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