A model-based approach to designing a fishery-independent survey

D Peel, M V Bravington, N Kelly, Simon N Wood, I Knuckey

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Agricultural Biological and Environmental Statistics
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013

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