On the development and dissemination of new methodologies for tropical stock assessments uri icon


  • The use of length-structured methods for the assessment of fish stocks is reviewed in relation to the present status of tropical fisheries science. It is concluded that these methods, which emerged largely as a result of the development of sophisticated, yet relatively cheap, programmable calculators and microcomputers, will enable significant advances to be made in assessment of tropical stocks. It is proposed to disseminate the length-structured methods and other methodologies through a management oriented fisheries research network which will enhance communication between fisheries scientists who are working on problems of assessment, management and conservation of tropical stocks. The principal mode of communication will be via a newsletter

publication date

  • 2009