Review and evaluation of likelihood functions for composition data in stock-assessment models: Estimating the effective sample size

@inproceedings{Maunder2011ReviewAE,
  title={Review and evaluation of likelihood functions for composition data in stock-assessment models: Estimating the effective sample size},
  author={Mark N. Maunder},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract Catch-at-age (or catch-at-length) data are one of the major components of most modern statistical stock assessment methods. Catch-at-age data provide, among other things, information about gear selectivity and recruitment strength. Catch-at-age data can also have a large influence on the estimates of fishing mortality, absolute abundance, and trends in abundance. The multinomial distribution describes the theoretical sampling process that is used to collect catch-at-age data, but only… CONTINUE READING

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