Review and evaluate efficient sampling programs: Is the right amount of sampling occurring for each species? Are there any significant biases in the sampling programs for each species? Assess whether routine analyses are being carried out correctly and to develop new analyses for fisheries management. Project components include developing: Quantitative analyses to optimise fishery-dependent sampling across multiple species and regions. Routine methods for assessing precision of current sampling of fish length and age. New methods for turning fish length and age data into advice (indicators) about fishing pressure and the status of fish stocks. A corresponding harvest strategy and reference points for judging the performance of the indicators.

Project members

Emeritus Professor Jerzy Filar

Emeritus Professor
School of Mathematics and Physics