Using the empirical Bayes method to estimate and evaluate bycatch rates of seabirds from individual fishing vessels

Kimura, Daniel K. (2007) Using the empirical Bayes method to estimate and evaluate bycatch rates of seabirds from individual fishing vessels. Fishery Bulletin, 105(4), pp. 577-581.

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Abstract

Minimizing bycatch of seabirds is a major goal of the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service. In Alaska waters, the bycatch (i.e., inadvertent catches) of seabirds has been an incidental result of demersal groundfish longline fishery operations. Notably, the endangered short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) has been taken in this groundfish fishery. Bycatch rates of seabirds from individual vessels may be of particular interest because vessels with high bycatch rates may not be functioning effectively with seabird avoidance gears, and there may be a need for suggestions on how to use these avoidance gears more effectively. Therefore, bycatch estimates are usually made on an individual vessel basis and then summed to obtain the total estimate for the entire fleet.

Item Type: Article
Title: Using the empirical Bayes method to estimate and evaluate bycatch rates of seabirds from individual fishing vessels
Personal Creator/Author:
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Kimura, Daniel K.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Fishery Bulletin
Volume: 105
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 577-581
Date: 2007
ISSN: 0090-0656
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 8872
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 09:36
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2012 09:36
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8872

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