Alternative spatiotemporal imputation methods for catch rate standardisation

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    Abstract

    An index of fish abundance is often calculated from the estimated marginal means predicted from a generalised linear model fitted to fishery catch rate data with suitable explanatory variables. However, fishing grounds can change, because fleets often shift their activity to target different areas of a fish population over time, which can lead to spatiotemporal gaps in catch rate data. These missing data, if ignored, may result in a biased index. This thesis develops and evaluates several alternative imputation methods for reducing such biases. Evaluations were done by analysing both simulated and real fisheries datasets.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationMasters
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date19 May 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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