his paper uses Generalized Additive Models to evaluate model-based designs for wildlife abundance surveys where substantial pre-existing data are available. This is often the case in fisheries with historical catch and effort data. Compared to conventional stratified design or design-based designs, our model-based designs can be both efficient and flexible, for example in allowing uneven sampling due to survey logistics, and providing a general framework to answer specific design questions. As an example, we describe the design and preliminary implementation of a trawl survey for eleven fish species along the continental slope off South-East Australia.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Journal of Agricultural Biological and Environmental Statistics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2013|
Peel, D., Bravington, M. V., Kelly, N., Wood, S. N., & Knuckey, I. (2013). A model-based approach to designing a fishery-independent survey. Journal of Agricultural Biological and Environmental Statistics, 18(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13253-012-0114-x