Measures of tuna abundance from purse-seine operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, adjusted for fleet-wide evolution of increased fishing power, 1960-1971

Pella, Jerome J. and Psaropulos, Christopher T. (1975) Measures of tuna abundance from purse-seine operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, adjusted for fleet-wide evolution of increased fishing power, 1960-1971. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin, 16(4), pp. 281-400.

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ENGLISH: The fishing power of the tuna purse-seine fleet of the eastern Pacific Ocean has increased since the early 1960's. Because the entire fleet seems to have adopted equipment and techniques to increase its efficiency in capturing tunas, traditional methods of adjusting catch rates to a reference vessel type of fixed efficiency to index tuna abundance from fishing success are inapplicable. Instead, a methodology for such adjustment based on a mathematical representation of purse seining activities is developed. Observed changes in efficiency in subprocesses of purse seining are then used to adjust catch rates when computing abundance histories for yellowfin and skipjack in large regions of the eastern Pacific Ocean. SPANISH: La eficacia de pesca de la flota de cerco atunera en el Océano Pacífico oriental ha aumentado desde el comienzo del decenio de 1960. Como toda la flota parece haber adoptado equipo y métodos para incrementar su eficaciaen capturar atunes, no se pueden aplicar los métodos tradicionales de ajustar los índices de captura a un tipo normalizado de barco (es decir de eficacia fija) para indicar la abundancia del atún según los resultados de pesca. En su lugar se ha desarrollado un método para realizar tal ajuste basado en una representación matemática de las actividades de las embarcaciones de cerco. Cuando se calcula la abundancia histórica del atún aleta amarilla y barrilete en grandes regiones del Océano Pacífico oriental, se usan entonces los cambios observados en la eficacia de los subprocesos cerqueros para ajustar los índices de captura. (PDF contains 120 pages.)

Item Type: Article
Title: Measures of tuna abundance from purse-seine operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, adjusted for fleet-wide evolution of increased fishing power, 1960-1971
Personal Creator/Author:
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Pella, Jerome J.
Psaropulos, Christopher T.
Journal or Publication Title: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin
Volume: 16
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 281-400
Date: 1975
Issuing Agency: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
Additional Information: This article is bilingual and has both English and Spanish translations.
Uncontrolled Keywords: tuna abundance; purse-seine operations; Eastern Pacific Ocean; abundancia de los atunes; pesca de los cerqueros; Océano Pacifico Oriental
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 3170
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 11:56
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:50
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3170

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