Stock Assessment: Quantitative Methods and Applications for Small Scale Fisheries, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Stock Assessment

Quantitative Methods and Applications for Small Scale Fisheries, 1st Edition

By Vincent F. Gallucci, Saul B. Saila, Daniel J. Gustafson, Brian J. Rothschild

CRC Press

544 pages

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Hardback: 9781566701518
pub: 1995-10-25
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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.


". . . an excellent text and should be on the shelves of all those involved with fish stocks per se, particularly the management of small-scale fisheries."

-Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

Table of Contents

Overview and Background

Size-Based Methods of Stock Assessment for Applications to Tropical Artisanal; Fisheries

Coral Reef Fishery Sampling Methods

Sampling Methods for Assessment of Tropical Fisheries in Developing Countries

The Application of Some Acoustic Methods for the Assessment of Tropical Artisanal Fisheries

Age Determination in Biology: A Perspective on Methods and Applications to Stock Assessment

The Application of Time Series Analysis to Fisheries Population Assessment and Modeling

Empirical Methods and Models for Multispecies Stock Assessment

A System Science Approach to Fisheries Stock Assessment and Management




Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology