Date of Award
Master of Applied Science
Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering
Dr David McDougall
The predictive power for short-term forecasting of selected biomass dynamic models was examined using the standardised catch and effort data from the 1944/45 to 1990/91 season of the western rock lobster. Risk analysis of the fishery based on the predicted fishing efforts with the Deriso-Schnute delay-difference model indicates a high probability of recruitment failure. Some hypothetical management strategies of reducing fishing effort were evaluated by taking into consideration the total catch and biological risk to the fishery.
Yap, C. S. (1995). Modelling and risk analysis of the western rock lobster (Panulirus cygnus) fishery of Western Australia. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1462