The science of data-limited assessments is evolving, and the number of available tools is increasing over time. The Framework for Integrated Stock and Habitat Evaluation (FISHE) pulls from leading research on data-limited methods, providing an easy, six-step framework from which fishermen, marine scientists and managers can conduct quick and inexpensive stock assessments.

With this tool, users can estimate marine ecosystems, determine vulnerability of a species to fishing and assess the sustainability of the fishery in order to develop more informed fishery management practices.

Are you ready to begin? Get started by downloading the workbook and completing the Pre-assessment Worksheets to characterize your fishery and determine what data are available. The Stepwise Framework Table of Contents can be used to navigate through the materials you’ve downloaded, which correspond to Steps 1-6 and the Method Matrix in the left-hand panel of the website.