Fisheries Research Report No. 213
Western Australian Department of Fisheries
1035 - 4549
The use of fishery-dependent data may be a cost-effective way of assessing whether there have been any changes in the distribution and relative abundance of species. Such indicators are part of an ongoing data gathering system and the costs are relatively low compared to those of a fishery-independent field program. Fishery-dependent data may therefore be obtained at a higher frequency and allow detection of changes faster than would be possible from the results from the direct sampling of specific sites within entire ecosystems.
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Climatic changes; Fisheries; Fishery data; Environmental effects; Environmental factors; Marine environment; Oceanographic data; Meteorological data; Recruitment; Abundance; Stocks; Western Australia
Caputi, N, and Pearce, A. (2010), Fisheries-dependent indicators of climate change in Western Australia WAMSI:Sub-project 4.2.3. Western Australian Department of Fisheries, Perth. Report Fisheries Research Report No. 213.