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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Eugene L. Cronin
Report of Workshop on Chesapeake Bay fisheries statistics : Fredericksburg, Virginia, July 12-13, 1982
Chesapeake Research Consortium
CRC publication ; no. 107
Fisheries science plays a dual role in support -of management of living marine resources. A fisheries scientist is an advisor to a local, state, regional, national or international fisheries management or regulation agency, providing scientific information on the living marine resource to the agency so that informed decisions may be made. As such, scientific data, analyses, and information can have a significant impact on the socio-economic wellbeing of major segments of the population, as well as on the viability of the fishery stock. This information must be drawn from critical scientific analyses of data, the output from field assessment programs, catch statistics, and mathematicql models of varying degrees of sophistication. ... more
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