This is a collection of reports and papers that were used to develop the Framework for Integrated and Habitat Evaluation (FISHE), as well as a selection of supporting materials that can be used during the six steps of the data-limited framework. Use the search function below to search for specific resources.

  • 11.
    A sample Excel spreadsheet for collecting and keeping track of fisheries monitoring data.
  • 12.
    Excel worksheet, with example data, to facilitate the application of the Biomass Dynamics assessment method. This method estimates stock biomass and fishing mortality using catch, effort, and any available indices of relative abundance without the inclusion of stock age or length structure.
  • 13.
    The Comprehensive Assessment of Risk to Ecosystems (CARE) model uses local and expert knowledge to assess the risk to different components of a spatially explicit site from all the potential drivers of change facing that site. Such an analysis can help to direct limited management resources and inform spatially explicit management siting decisions. CARE includes a method for calculating the interactions between system stressors, and more accurately characterizes ecosystem productivity and sensitivity than previous risk assessment models. CARE was designed to be applied in the field or when time is especially limited. Two ready-to-use CARE model templates are provided in this zip file (Excel workbooks, English and Spanish versions), as well as a Users' Guide to assist with the application of the model (pdf, English only).
  • 14.
    The Catch Share Design Manual is the most comprehensive overview of catch share design, drawing on hundreds of fisheries in more than 30 countries and the expertise of more than 60 fishery experts from around the world. Through a series of questions, it provides a step-by-step roadmap for designing a customized catch share program to meet your fishery’s goals.
  • 15.
    We present a new ecosystem risk assessment model, the Comprehensive Assessment of Risk to Ecosystems (CARE), which allows analysts to consider the cumulative impact of multiple threats, interactions among threats that may result in synergistic or antagonistic impacts, and the impacts of a suite of threats on whole-ecosystem productivity and functioning, as well as on ecosystem services. CARE can be completed very rapidly, and uses local and expert knowledge where data are lacking. It can be applied to virtually any system, and can be modified as knowledge is gained or to better match different site characteristics.
  • 16.
    This study develops critical reference points for sustainable management by using a large empirical dataset on the coral reefs of the western Indian Ocean to investigate associations between levels of target fish biomass (as an indicator of fishing intensity) and eight metrics of ecosystem state. These findings provide tangible management targets for multispecies coral reef fisheries and highlight key tradeoffs required to achieve different fisheries and conservation goals.
  • 17.
    A how-to guide for data collection in nearshore finfish fisheries.
  • 18.
    We describe a method for determining reasonable yield and management reference points for data-poor fisheries in cases where approximate catches are known from the beginning of exploitation. The method, called Depletion-Based Stock Reduction Analysis (DB-SRA), merges stochastic Stock-Reduction Analysis with Depletion-Corrected Average Catch. The method produces probability distributions of management reference points concerning yield and biomass.
  • 19.
    The depletion-corrected average catch (DCAC) formula is an extension of the potential-yield formula, and it provides useful estimates of sustainable yield for data-poor fisheries on long-lived species. Over an extended period (e.g. a decade or more), the catch is divided into a sustainable yield component and an unsustainable “windfall” component associated with a one-time reduction in stock biomass.
  • 20.
    We developed an approach to progress the [ecosystem-based fisheries management] EBFM mandate in Australia, using a new ecological risk assessment framework applied to fisheries, termed Ecological Risk Assessment for the Effects of Fishing (ERAEF). Novel features of this framework include its hierarchical structure and its precautionary approach to uncertainty. The amount of information required increases through the hierarchy, and allows application in data-limited situations.