Cadigan, Noel G. and Dowden, Jeff J. (2010) Statistical inference about the relative efficiency of a new survey protocol, based on paired-tow survey calibration data. Fishery Bulletin, 108(1), pp. 15-29.
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Paired-tow calibration studies provide information on changes in survey catchability that may occur because of some necessary change in protocols (e.g., change in vessel or vessel gear) in a fish stock survey. This information is important to ensure the continuity of annual time-series of survey indices of stock size that provide the basis for fish stock assessments. There are several statistical models used to analyze the paired-catch data from calibration studies. Our main contributions are results from simulation experiments designed to measure the accuracy of statistical inferences derived from some of these models. Our results show that a model commonly used to analyze calibration data can provide unreliable statistical results when there is between-tow spatial variation in the stock densities at each paired-tow site. However, a generalized linear mixed-effects model gave very reliable results over a wide range of spatial variations in densities and we recommend it for the analysis of paired-tow survey calibration data. This conclusion also applies if there is between-tow variation in catchability.
|Title:||Statistical inference about the relative efficiency of a new survey protocol, based on paired-tow survey calibration data|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Fishery Bulletin|
|Page Range:||pp. 15-29|
|Issuing Agency:||United States National Marine Fisheries Service|
|Depositing User:||Patti M. Marraro|
|Date Deposited:||11 Jun 2012 18:31|
|Last Modified:||11 Jun 2012 18:31|
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