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The novel use of harvest policies and rapid visual assessment to manage spatially complex abalone resources (Genus Haliotis)

Jeremy D Prince, Harry Peeters, Harry Gorfine, Robert W Day



To date, the development of fisheries harvest policies has typically focused on the use of indices estimated from quantitative stock assessment models. Where does this leave the small-scale and spatially complex resources for which costs and logistics prevent adequate data collection for the construction of quantitative assessment models at scales appropriate for the component populations being fished? This paper presents a novel harvest policy framework developed in Australia by the Victorian Western Zone Abalone Diver's Association (WADA) to assess and manage their resource at the scale of component abalone reefs (100s-1000s m). This novel harvest policy framework uses a rapid visual evalu..

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