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Examining indicators of effort creep in the WCPO purse seine fishery


Pilling, G and Tidd, A and PNA Office, PNA and Norris, W and Hampton, J, Examining indicators of effort creep in the WCPO purse seine fishery, Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission 12th Regular Session Summary Report, 03-11 August 2016, Bali, Indonesia, pp. 1-17. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Effort creep has implications for maintaining stocks around target reference points, and can affect vessel profits. A better understanding of effort creep, and identification of both indicators that reflect it and mechanisms through which managers can appropriately adjust for its impacts, are needed. This paper summarises trends in potential effort creep indicators for the tropical purse seine fishery, and their suitability for adjusting WCPO effort limits (Table 1). The majority of indicators have shown increases over the recent period within the WCPO when examined both within and outside PNA EEZs.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:effort creep, WCPO purse seine fishery
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fisheries Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
UTAS Author:Tidd, A (Dr Alexander Tidd)
ID Code:116264
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2017-05-04
Last Modified:2017-05-04

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