Accounting for cohort-specific variable growth in fisheries stock assessments: A case study from south-eastern Australia
Athol R Whitten, Neil L Klaer, Geoffrey N Tuck, Robert W Day
Fisheries Research | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2013
The authors are grateful to Andre Punt for initial development of the blue grenadier stock assessment models, and to Rick Methot and Gavin Fay for guidance and feedback relating to the use of Stock Synthesis and interpretation of its outputs. Additional members of the NOAA Stock Assessment team are thanked for useful discussions and input, particularly Ian Stewart and Ian Taylor. Members of the SESSF stock assessment team at CSIRO: M. Haddon, R. Little, R. Thomson, J. Upston, and J. Day, are also thanked for helpful comments and suggestions in the early stages of the study. Special thanks to Sally Wayte for providing a helpful review of the manuscript. The authors would also like to thank R.I.C.C. Francis and an additional anonymous reviewer for providing insightful and constructive reviews that improved the manuscript. Funding for AW was provided by an Australian Postgraduate Award and a CSIRO Postgraduate Studentship under the Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship.