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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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.
|Title:||Using the empirical Bayes method to estimate and evaluate bycatch rates of seabirds from individual fishing vessels|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Fishery Bulletin|
|Page Range:||pp. 577-581|
|Issuing Agency:||United States National Marine Fisheries Service|
|Depositing User:||Patti M. Marraro|
|Date Deposited:||18 Jun 2012 09:36|
|Last Modified:||18 Jun 2012 09:36|
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