This guide is one of a two-part set written to help fishery managers and those involved in fishery management. • The 'Managers Guide' describes a simple, step by step process for writing and implementing a fishery management plan. • This 'Stock Assessment Guide' shows how stock assessment tools can support fishery managers in designing their management plans and in managing the fishery. In particular, it refers to stock assessment tools developed under the Fisheries Management Science Programme (FMSP). The two guides are complementary. The Managers Guide shows where stock assessment is necessary to support the development and implementation of a fishery management plan. This Stock Assessment Guide is designed to help fisheries scientists through the process of undertaking a stock assessment, and in providing the advice that fishery managers require on that topic.
Centre for Environmental Education, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, ISBN 81-86385-99-1, 96 pp.