This course will provide instruction, case studies, and hands-on exercises to demonstrate different quantitative approaches to common problems in modern fishery management, especially stock assessment methods and management strategy evaluation (MSE).
This course provides scientists an overview of quantitative approaches required to address common problems in modern fishery management. Using basic quantitative stock assessment methods as a launch point, we explore case studies where there is insufficient data for a stock assessment model; where risk is represented; where simulation and scenario analysis are used to improve monitoring and management; and where the harvesting and processing sector outcomes need to be integrated to understand the effects of alternative measures. A hands-on modeling exercise will provide a demonstration of application of MSE methods. It is anticipated this exercise will be complementary to the material given in the lectures/case-studies.
– Introduction to management strategy evaluation, stock assessment methods, and other quantitative approaches to common problems in fishery management
– Case studies
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Chris Anderson, University of WashingtonCameron Ainsworth, University of South FloridaTrevor Branch, University of WashingtonGavin Fay, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth–SMASTErik Franklin, University of Hawaii ManoaBrice Semmens, University of California San Diego–Scripps
FeeThis course is offered at no charge with the support of the NOAA QUEST program