Update of the English Channel cuttlefish stock assessment with a Bayesian two-stage biomass model.

Other titles Mise à jour de l'évaluation du stock de seiche de Manche avec un modèle Bayésien de biomasse à deux stades.
Type Expertise
Date 2017
Language English
Ref. Working document 3.
Other localization http://ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Expert%20Group%20Report/SSGEPD/2016/01%20WGCEPH%20-%20Report%20of%20the%20Working%20Group%20on%20Cephalopod%20Fisheries%20and%20Life%20History.pdf
Author(s) Alemany JulietteORCID1, Rivot Etienne2, Foucher Eric1, Vigneau JoelORCID1, Robin Jean-Paul3
Sponsor ICES Working Group on Cephalopod Biology and Life History (WGCEPH). 14–17 June 2016, ICES Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark
Publisher ICES
Note IN : ICES. 2017. Report of the Working Group on Cephalopod Fisheries and Life History (WGCEPH), 14–17 June 2016, ICES Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark. ICES CM 2016/SSGEPD:03. pp.84-104
Keyword(s) stock assessment, short-lived species, data-limited, cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, English Channel, two-stage biomass model, Bayesian
Abstract A two-stage biomass model is developed in the Bayesian framework that allows us to assimilate various sources of information. A method that makes use of ancillary length frequency data is developed to provide an informative prior distribution for the intrinsic biomass growth rate parameter and its annual variability. The new Bayesian model provides substantial improvement to the existing stock assessment method used by ICES. Considering a time-varying g parameter improves model fit and improves the ecological realisms of the model according to the sensitivity of the cuttlefish population dynamics to environmental fluctuations. We present results of the English Channel cuttlefish stock assessment updated with the new Bayesian model. The model also provides predictions of the unexploited biomass in winter based on survey data, and help managing the stock in case of strong depletion.
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Alemany Juliette, Rivot Etienne, Foucher Eric, Vigneau Joel, Robin Jean-Paul (2017). Update of the English Channel cuttlefish stock assessment with a Bayesian two-stage biomass model. ICES Working Group on Cephalopod Biology and Life History (WGCEPH). 14–17 June 2016, ICES Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark, Ref. Working document 3., 18p.https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00377/48775/