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Improving the effectiveness of age-abundance indicators in the management of fisheries in Queensland, Australia

O’Neill, Michael Francis (2015) Improving the effectiveness of age-abundance indicators in the management of fisheries in Queensland, Australia. PhD thesis, The University of Queensland.

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Abstract

The development of fishery indicators is a crucial undertaking as it ultimately provides evidence to stakeholders about the status of fished species such as population size and survival rates. In Queensland, as in many other parts of the world, age-abundance indicators (e.g. fish catch rate and/or age composition data) are traditionally used as the evidence basis because they provide information on species life history traits as well as on changes in fishing pressures and population sizes. Often, however, the accuracy of the information from age-abundance indicators can be limited due to missing or biased data. Consequently, improved statistical methods are required to enhance the accuracy, precision and decision-support value of age-abundance indicators.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Business groups:Animal Science
Keywords:Fisheries Statistics Modelling Management Indicators Economics Prawns Crabs Fish Queensland
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery management. Fishery policy
Deposited On:02 Feb 2016 06:46
Last Modified:02 Feb 2016 06:46

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