Use the answers from your pre-assessment worksheets and this Method Matrix to determine which assessment method(s) are most appropriate for your fishery.

Click on the figure above to see our Method Matrix. Checkmarks on this matrix indicate which types of data are needed to conduct each method. Some methods can substitute one type of data for another, so in some cases a method may have checkmarks next to two types of data when one or the other will suffice. For more information and further clarity, be sure to read the information provided for each method in the corresponding step of the FISHE framework.

* Under the biological data, the term,“Common Life History Characteristics,” refers to length at maturity, maximum length, age at maturity, length at 50% maturity, age/weight relationship, resilience of the respective species and other similar demographic information commonly found on sources such as Fishbase.