This project aims to develop improved management strategies for developing country fisheries important to the livelihoods of poor people by identifying the most appropriate analytical stock assessment technique (length-based or age-based) for fish species with different life history strategies. A review of analytical models based on length-based and age-based methods of assessment is presented in Chapter 2. The biological characteristics of both a moderately fast-growing and slow growing species are described in Chapter 3. These characteristics provide the source of input parameters required for the management simulation model, described in Chapter 4. The results of the simulation exercise are then presented and discussed in Chapter 5. Finally, conclusions are drawn and recommendations are given in Chapter 6.
Marine Resources Assessment Group Ltd, London, UK, 139 pp.