A Model-Based Approach to Designing a Fishery-Independent Survey
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This paper uses Generalized Additive Models to evaluate model-based designs for wildlife abundance surveys where substantial pre-existing data are available. This is often the case in fisheries with historical catch and effort data. Compared to conventional stratified design or design-based designs, our model-based designs can be both efficient and flexible, for example in allowing uneven sampling due to survey logistics, and providing a general framework to answer specific design questions. As an example, we describe the design and preliminary implementation of a trawl survey for eleven fish species along the continental slope off South-East Australia.
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- 1. Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship and CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics, Castray Esplanade, Hobart, TAS, 7001, Australia
- 2. Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
- 3. Fishwell Consulting, 22 Bridge St., Queenscliff, VIC, 3225, Australia