Minimising the cost of future stock monitoring, and assessment of the potential for increased yields from the oceanic snapper, Pagrus auratus, stock off Shark Bay
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) WA
Principal Investigator: M. Moran, P. Stephenson, D. Gaughan, N. Tapp and J. Moore
1. Estimate annual recruitments and fishing mortalities in the snapper fishery throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
2. Assess the risks to the snapper stock of a range of annual commercial and recreational catches, taking into account the mortality of discarded fish and variability in recruitment.
3. Devise a minimal cost method for future monitoring of the snapper fishery.