Development of new tools and techniques for data-limited stock assessment and fishery management, including:
- Catch-based methods, e.g., depletion-corrected average catch (DCAC)
- Use of MPA information in stock assessment and fishery management
- Full accounting of imprecision in assessment methods
Ecological and oceanographic aspects of fish population dynamics, including:
- Spatial behavior and density-dependent habitat selection
- Intraguild competition and species interactions
- Low-frequency environmental fluctuations
Population dynamics and stock assessment:
- Groundfish, especially rockfish (Sebastes spp.)
- Coastal pelagics, including sardines and anchovies
Tools and Techniques:
Dick, E. J., and A. D. MacCall. 2011. Depletion-based stock reduction analysis: A catch-based method for determining sustainable yields for data-poor stocks. Fisheries Research 110:331-341.
Dick, E. J., and A. D. MacCall. 2010. Estimates of sustainable yield for 50 data-poor stocks in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery management plan. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-460. (201 p.)
Babcock, E. A., and A. D. MacCall. 2011. Can the ratio of fish density outside versus
inside no-take marine reserves be used as a metric for fishery management control rules? Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 68:343-359.
McGilliard, C. R., R. Hilborn, A. MacCall, A. E. Punt, and J. Field. 2011. Can information
from Marine Protected Areas be used to inform control rule-based management of small-scale,
data-poor stocks? ICES J. Mar. Sci. 68:201-211.
MacCall, A. D. 2009. Depletion-corrected average catch: a simple formula for estimating
sustainable yields in data-poor situations ICES J. Mar. Sci. 66:2267-2271.
Ecology and Oceanography:
Field, J. C., A. D. MacCall, R. Bradley, and W. J. Sydeman. 2010. Estimating the impacts
of fishing on dependent predators: a case study in the California Current. Ecological Applications 20:2223-2236.
MacCall, A. D. 2009. Mechanisms of low frequency fluctuations in sardine and anchovy populations.
pp. 285-299 In: D. Checkley, J. Alheit, Y. Oozeki, and C. Roy (eds.) Climate change and small pelagic
fish. Cambridge University Press.
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