Data-limited tropical fisheries


Data-limited tropical fisheries

Using the catch reconstruction approach developed by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller from the Sea Around Us at the University of British Columbia, BC, Canada, I use a variety of data sources from colonial reports to newspaper articles to human population census data to generate time-series of unreported fisheries catches. These data allow for a more complete baseline of marine resources in the past, which can be used to inform current and future management decisions. 

Currently, I am applying a new technique developed by Rainer Froese and colleagues from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Germany, to estimate maximum sustainable yield (MSY) levels from reconstructed catch time-series data.