The relation between effort and yield in the Dungeness crab fishery Public Deposited
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"For State/Federal Dungeness Crab Management Program" (title page) "Surplus yield models, mark-recapture data, and length-frequency data have been used to determine how the annual catch of Dungeness crab in Washington, Oregon, northern California, and central California will react as fishing effort varies. Yield curves were estimated for Washington and Oregon showing the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) at effort levels below levels which now exist in those fisheries." (from the Abstract) Has extensive statistical charts and tables for Oregon, Washington and California. Concluded that Washington has "too many pots" in the fishery, that the situation in Oregon was similar to Washington, and that the California fishery was over-fished and in decline.