All fisheries should, ideally, pass through a four stage process of appraisal, assessment, management and monitoring. Fisheries assessment methods are reviewed, as are methods for parameter estimation. A cost effective system for assessing and monitoring small scale multispecies, multi-gear fisheries is described, based on sample surveys of the fishery, routine fishing with standardized gear for data acquisition, assessment of the status of individual fish stocks and establishing a permanent monitoring system.
Appraisal, assessment and monitoring of small-scale coastal fisheries in the South Pacific region.
Munro, J.L., Fakahan, S.T. (1993)
Nearshore marine resources of the South Pacific: information for fisheries development and management. Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific. Suva, Fiji. [open access]