A simple method for estimating MSY from catch and resilience.

Martell, Steven and Froese, Rainer (2013) A simple method for estimating MSY from catch and resilience. Fish and Fisheries, 14 (4). pp. 504-514. DOI 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2012.00485.x.

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Abstract

The Law of the Sea requires that fish stocks are maintained at levels that can produce the maximum sustainable yield (MSY). However, for most fish stocks, no estimates of MSY are currently available. Here, we present a new method for estimating MSY from catch data, resilience of the respective species, and simple assumptions about relative stock sizes at the first and final year of the catch data time series. We compare our results with 146 MSY estimates derived from full stock assessments and find excellent agreement. We present principles for fisheries management of data-poor stocks, based only on information about catches and MSY.

Document Type: Article
Funder compliance: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/244706
Additional Information: WOS:000326027100004
Keywords: Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes; Ichthyology; Carrying capacity; data-poor stocks; harvest control rules; intrinsic rate of population increase; maximum sustainable yield
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R03
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R02
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Marine Evolutionary Ecology
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2012.00485.x
ISSN: 1467-2960
Projects: ECOKNOWS, Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 07:07
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 17:06
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/14722

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