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Fisheries Stock Assessment

Natural Resources and Agriculture

  1. Yan Jiao

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn036

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Jiao, Y. 2013. Fisheries Stock Assessment. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 2.

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  1. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA

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  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


Natural resource modeling of fisheries is called stock assessment and is crucial for proper fisheries management. This paper reviews the commonly used models, the data needed, and the parameter estimation methods for these models in fisheries stock assessment. Fisheries management strategy evaluation and decision analysis, which are based on the models developed and the estimated parameters, are discussed. Newly developed models and modeling techniques are also reviewed briefly.


  • fisheries;
  • stock assessment;
  • population dynamics;
  • management;
  • decision analysis