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Stock assessment of eastern king prawn (Melicertus plebejus)

Helidoniotis, F., O'Neill, M. F. and Taylor, M. (2020) Stock assessment of eastern king prawn (Melicertus plebejus). Technical Report. State of Queensland, Brisbane.

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This assessment estimates the status of eastern king prawn across the Queensland and New South Wales trawl fisheries. A bioeconomic model was applied that incorporated commercial catch-effort data and economics. The stock assessment data inputs included total harvests, standardised catch rates and fishery independent density estimates. The analysis takes into account the effects of fishing power. Results indicate that spawning biomass egg production in 2019 was around 62% of the unfished level. A feature of this assessment is the use of the bioeconomic model to directly estimate the Maximum Economic Yield (MEY) for the stock. Results indicate that that the MEY is 69% of the unfished level.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Business groups:Fisheries Queensland
Keywords:eastern king prawn, stock assessment, Queensland, New South Wales, fisheries, biomass, MEY
Subjects:Science > Statistics > Statistical data analysis
Science > Statistics > Mathematical statistics
Science > Statistics > Simulation modelling
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery resources
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery for individual species
Live Archive:08 Dec 2020 00:06
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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