The Fisheries Modelling subprogram conceives, develops and maintains stock assessment models of South Australian fisheries, and provides quantitative scientific and statistical advice to PIRSA Fisheries. Click here to download the Fisheries Modelling subprogram capability statement (.pdf).
The Fisheries Modelling subprogram provides modelling, data analysis and statistical support for the Wild Fisheries Program. Three main areas of application are;
Models developed by this subprogram include;
Statistical outcomes of the subprogram include;
Future goals include expanding the current suite of fishery models to incorporate food web, by-catch and other ecosystem processes.
McGarvey, R., Mayfield, S., K. Byth, T. Saunders, R. Chick, B. Foureur, J.E. Feenstra, P. Preece, and A. Jones. 2008. A diver survey design to estimate absolute density, biomass and spatial distribution of abalone. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: 65(9): 1931-1944.
McGarvey, R., Feenstra, J.E., Ye, Q. 2007. Modeling fish numbers dynamically by age and length: partitioning cohorts into ‘slices’. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64: 1157-1173.
McGarvey, R., A.E. Punt and J.M. Matthews. 2005. Assessing the information content of catch-in-numbers: a simulation comparison of stock assessment methods based on catch and effort totals. pp. 635-653, In: G.H. Kruse [ed.], Fisheries Assessment and Management in Data-Limited Situations.
McGarvey, R., K. Byth, C.D. Dixon, R.W. Day, and J.E. Feenstra. 2005. Field trials and simulations of point-nearest-neighbour distance methods for estimating abalone density. Journal of Shellfish Research 24: 393-399.
McGarvey, R. 2004. Estimating the emigration rate from marine reserves using tag-recovery data. Fishery Bulletin 102: 464-472.
McGarvey, R. 2003. Demand-side fishery management: integrating two forms of input control. Marine Policy 27: 207-218.
McGarvey, R., and J.E. Feenstra. 2002. Estimating rates of fish movement from tag-recoveries: conditioning by recapture. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 59: 1054-1064.