Report on the FAO/DANIDA/CFRAMP/WECAFC Regional Workshops on the Assessment of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus). Belize City, Belize, 21 April - 2 May 1997 Merida, Mexico, 1-12 June 1998.

FAO Fisheries Report No. 619

Report on the
FAO/DANIDA/CFRAMP/WECAFC Regional Workshops on the Assessment of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus).


Belize City, Belize, 21 April - 2 May 1997
Merida, Mexico, 1-12 June 1998

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 2001

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FAO/Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission.
Report on the FAO/DANIDA/CFRAMP/WECAFC Regional Workshops on the
Assessment of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus). Belize City,
Belize, 21 April-2 May 1997 and Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 1-12 June 1998.
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 619. Rome, FAO. 2001. 381p.

ABSTRACT

This document consists of three parts.

Part I contains the proceedings of the two workshops, including lists of participants and the results of stock assessments by country and/or subregion made during the two workshops.

Part II contains a combination of edited national reports in the original language, as presented at the two workshops on the spiny lobster fisheries in the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Saint Lucia, the USA and Venezuela. It also contains a combined list of all references of Parts I and II.

Part III contains nine notes on stock assessment methods applicable to resources of spiny lobsters.


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FAO Fisheries Report No. 619pdf

PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

PART I LOBSTER ASSESSMENT REPORTSpdf

1. REPORT OF WORKSHOPS HELD IN BELIZE CITY AND MERIDA

2. REGIONAL REVIEW

3. BIOLOGY

4. REVIEW OF LARVAL RECRUITMENT PATTERNS AND VARIABILITY IN SPINY LOBSTER (PANULIRUS ARGUS)

5. REGION 1: BRAZIL AND VENEZUELA

6. REGION 2: BELIZE, SOUTHWEST CUBA AND MEXICO

7. REGION 3: NICARAGUA, HONDURAS, COLOMBIA AND JAMAICA

8. REGION 4: BAHAMAS, BERMUDA, NORTH CUBA, ST. LUCIA, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

9. BIOECONOMICS

10. MANAGEMENT: REVIEW OF EXISTING REGULATIONS

11. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

PART II NATIONAL REPORTS AND REFERENCESpdf

1. NATIONAL REPORT ON THE SPINY LOBSTER FISHERY IN THE BAHAMAS

2. NATIONAL REPORT ON THE SPINY LOBSTER FISHERY IN BELIZE

3. NATIONAL REPORT ON THE SPINY LOBSTER FISHERY IN BERMUDA

4. NATIONAL REPORT ON THE SPINY LOBSTER FISHERY IN BRAZIL

5. ASPECTOS DE LAS PESQUERÍAS Y DE LA BIOLOGÍA DE LA LANGOSTA ESPINOSA EN LA REPÚBLICA DE COLOMBIA

6. NATIONAL REPORT ON THE LOBSTER FISHERIES IN CUBA

7. LA PESCA DE LANGOSTA EN LA REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA

8. LA PESQUERÍA DE LA LANGOPOR

9. NATIONAL REPORT OF JAMAICA

10. LA PESQUERÍA DE LANGOSTASTA EN HONDURAS EN MÉXICO: YUCATÁN Y QUINTANA ROO

11. INFORME DE NICARAGUA SOBRE LA LANGOSTA DEL CARIBE

12. INFORME NACIONAL DE NICARAGUA

13. SAINT LUCIA COUNTRY REPORT

14. SPINY LOBSTER FISHERIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

15. ADDITIONAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

16. LA PESQUERÍA DE LANGOSTA EN VENEZUELA

17. REPORTE ADICIONAL DE VENEZUELA

18. REFERENCES

PART III STOCK ASSESSMENT METHODSpdf

1. RELATIVE ABUNDANCE AND STANDARDIZED EFFORT

2. MORTALITY FROM MEAN LENGTHS

3. CATCH CURVES

4. LENGTH-BASED COHORT ANALYSIS

5. DYNAMIC DEPLETION MODELS

6. PRODUCTION MODELS

7. AGE-STRUCTURED PRODUCTION MODELS

8. REFERENCE POINTS

9. TUNED AGE-STRUCTURED ASSESSMENTS

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