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Development and evaluation of a cpue-based harvest control rule for the southern and eastern scalefish and shark fishery of Australia

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Little, LR and Wayte, SE and Tuck, GN and Smith, ADM and Klaer, N and Haddon, M and Punt, AE and Thomson, R and Day, J and Fuller, M, Development and evaluation of a cpue-based harvest control rule for the southern and eastern scalefish and shark fishery of Australia, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 68, (8) pp. 1699-1705. ISSN 1054-3139 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.5) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/

DOI: doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsr019

Abstract

Many fishery management agencies are adopting harvest control rules (HCRs) to achieve harvest policies and management objectives. HCRs, however, often require data-intensive stock assessments to facilitate the harvest prescription. An HCR based on catch and catch per unit effort (cpue) was developed for the southern and eastern scalefish and shark fishery of Australia, for stocks that lack the data needed to conduct a full statistical catch-at-age assessment. The HCR produces a recommended biological catch and is characterized by two parameters, target cpue and target catch, both derived from historical data. Simulation tests showed that the HCR could guide the stock to the desired state from different initial levels of depletion. However, the selection of parameter values for the HCR was critical. Achieving fishery objectives was difficult when the target catch was a function of recent catch, rather than data from a predefined historical reference period. Problems may also arise when specifying the reference period on which the HCR parameters are determined. The cpue-based HCR is a valuable tool for managing fisheries where monitoring and assessment activities are relatively expensive, or in general, where data are scarce. 2011 International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, cpue, harvest control rule, management strategy evaluation, simulation
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - Wild Caught not elsewhere classified
Author:Tuck, GN (Dr Geoffrey Tuck)
Author:Smith, ADM (Dr Tony Smith)
Author:Haddon, M (Dr Malcolm Haddon)
ID Code:119758
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Centre for Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2017-08-04
Last Modified:2017-10-16
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