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dc.contributor.supervisor Gillis, Darren (Biolgical Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author van der Lee, Adam
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-19T23:30:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-19T23:30:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8888
dc.description.abstract I investigate aspects of fleet dynamics in a mobile gear, groundfish fishery, on the Scotian Shelf; an area subject to a seasonal area closure. Firstly, the direct impacts of the closure on the redistribution of fishing effort and the resultant catch rates of those “fishing the line” (FTL) were examined. Effort was found to concentrate within 30km of the closure boundary. Two areas of potential FTL strategy were identified, which produced variable catch rate trends. East of the closure, areas of highest catch rate corresponded to areas of greatest effort, while to the west, catch rate was often equalized throughout the region, analogous to the ideal free distribution (IFD). Secondly, two effort distributional models were compared: an IFD-based isodar model and a discrete choice model. The isodar was determined to be the preferred model because of both its consistently superior predictive performance and its greater simplicity. en_US
dc.subject Ideal Free Distribution en_US
dc.subject Seasonal regulatory closure en_US
dc.subject GAM en_US
dc.subject RUM en_US
dc.subject GEE en_US
dc.subject Isodar en_US
dc.title Fleet Dynamics around a Seasonal Regulatory Closure on the Scotian Shelf. en_US
dc.degree.discipline Biological Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hare, Jim (Biologial Sciences) Crow, Gary (Animal Science) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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