Stock Assessment: Quantitative Methods and Applications for Small Scale Fisheries is a book about stock assessment as it is practiced. It focuses on applications for small scale or artisanal fisheries in developing countries, however it is not limited in applicability to tropical waters and should also be considered a resource for students of temperate fishery management problems. It incorporates a careful sample design, various mathematical models as a basis for predicting consequences for stock exploitation, and discusses the impact of exploitation on non-targeted species. This was a unique concept involving a collaborative effort between U.S. and host country scientists to address issues of regional and global concern through innovative research.
Unlike other books on stock assessment that show mathematical models, this is the only book of its kind that discusses how an assessment is carried out. It looks at the field as a whole and includes sampling, age determination and acoustics.
The book represents the culmination of a nine-year program financed by the United States Agency for International Development to provide new or improved methods of stock assessment for artisanal fisheries.
Table of Contents
1. Overview and Background 2. Size-Based Methods of Stock Assessment of Small-Scale Fisheries 3. Age Determination in Fisheries: Methods and Applications to Stock Assessment 4. Sampling Methods for Stock Assessment of Small—Scale Fisheries in Developing Countries 5. Coral Reef Fishery Sampling Methods 6. The Application of Some Acoustic Methods for Stock Assessment 7. The Application of Time Series Analysis to Fisheries Population Assessment and Modeling 8. Empirical Methods and Models for Multispecies Stock Assessment 9. A Systems Science Approach to Fisheries Stock Assessment
Gallucci, Vincent F.; Saila, Saul B.; Gustafson, Daniel J.; Rothschild, Brian J.