This report details the application of a generalised surplus production model to a range of New Zealand stocks. All stocks had an abundance index, but with varying degrees of information in the data. Estimation was achieved within a state-space Bayesian framework using Sampling-Importance-Resampling, incorporating both observation and process error, and an informative prior on the intrinsic growth rate. Results support application of this type of model for formal stock assessments.
FAR 2016/52 Applications of a Bayesian surplus production model to New Zealand fish stocks
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
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