Estimation of the number of purse-seiner sets on tuna associated with dolphins in the Eastern Pacific Ocean during 1959-1980

Punsly, Richard G. (1983) Estimation of the number of purse-seiner sets on tuna associated with dolphins in the Eastern Pacific Ocean during 1959-1980. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin, 18(3), pp. 227-299.

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ENGLISH: Annual estimates of the number of purse-seine sets made on tunas associated with dolphins are needed to estimate the total number of dolphins killed incidentally by the eastern Pacific tuna fishery. The most complete source of data, the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission's logbook data base, was used in this study. In the logbook data base, most sets are identified as being either associated with dolphins or not associated with dolphins. Some sets are not identified in this respect. However, the number of these unidentified sets which were associated with dolphins have been estimated by stratifying the logbook data according to whether or not any tuna were caught, whether or not the nearest identified set was associated with dolphins, and the distance to the nearest identified set. Most of the unidentified sets fell in strata characterized by a proportion of sets on tuna associated with dolphins that was lower than the overall unstratified proportion. Landings data were used to estimate the number of sets on tunas associated with dolphins from fishing trips not included in the logbook data base. SPANISH: Se necesitan las estimaciones anuales de la cantidad de lances realizados sobre atunes asociados con delfines para calcular todo el número de delfines muertos accidentalmente en la pesca atunera del Pacífico oriental. Se empleó en este estudio la fuente más completa-los datos de la Comisión Interamericana del Atún Tropical, proveniente de los cuadernos de bitácora. En éstos, la mayoría de los lances han sido identificados ya sea como asociados o no asociados con delfines. Algunos de los lances no han sido identificados a este respecto. Sin embargo, se ha estimado el número de estos lances asociados con delfines que no se habían identificado, al estratificar los datos de bitácora de acuerdo a si se había o no capturado atún, a si el lance identificado más próximo era o no un lance asociado con delfines y al averiguar la distancia del lance identificado más cercano. La mayoría de los lances sin identificar se colocan en los estratos caracterizados por una proporción de lances sobre atunes asociados con delfines, inferior a la proporción general sin estratificar. Se usaron los datos de los desembarques para calcular la cantidad de lances sobre atunes asociados con delfines en viajes pesqueros que no fueron incluídos en la base de los datos de bitácora. (PDF contains 73 pages.)

Item Type: Article
Title: Estimation of the number of purse-seiner sets on tuna associated with dolphins in the Eastern Pacific Ocean during 1959-1980
Personal Creator/Author:
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Punsly, Richard G.
Journal or Publication Title: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin
Volume: 18
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 227-299
Date: 1983
Issuing Agency: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
Additional Information: This article is bilingual and contains both English and Spanish translations.
Uncontrolled Keywords: purse-seine; tuna; dolphin; Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean; atunes; delfines; Pacifico Oriental Tropical
Subjects: Conservation
Fisheries
Item ID: 3384
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 18 May 2010 12:40
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:30
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3384

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