Volume 68

and Strategy Collection Data using Fishermen Participation

Stock, B., L. Waterhouse, S. Heppell, C.V. Pattengill-Semmens, B.X. Semmens, P.G. Bush, C.M. McCoy, and B.C. Johnson
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Date: November, 2015

Pages: 254 - 255

Event: Proceedings of the Sixty eigth Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: Panama City

Country: Panama


Managing data-limited fisheries can be challenging, particularly for species that form easily exploited spawning aggregations. Here we use in situ diver-generated length observations from a Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) aggregation in the Cayman Islands to empirically test a new data-poor stock assessment method, the length-based spawning potential ratio (LB-SPR) model (Hordyk et al. 2014). Fish species that form spawning aggregations have several character-istics that, in theory, make them amenable to the LB-SPR assessment method:

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