Field Stock Assessments and their Limitations

in this assignment please write a 2 3 paragraph response addressing the following
November 22, 2020
WYNHNAM HOTEL & RESOURCES
November 22, 2020

Field Stock Assessments and their Limitations

Two-page essay, double-spaced, approximately 600-700 words

students will describe the methods and limits of scientific investigation as used in marine fish stock assessments.

Scoring will be based on the following criteria:

ability to establish the context of subject matter in the introduction,

content accuracy and comprehension of the logic behind method, data acquisition, nature of data analysis and outcomes of scientific investigations, and

a limitation of each method in achieving reliable and verifiable estimates and the application of the results to the overall goals of fish stock assessment.

All material required for this assignment has been provided in Expedition 3, 4 and 5, and associated required reading assignments — no outside literature is necessary.

The essay should be written in third person narrative style as it is a technical essay.

Information on organizing a college essay can be reviewed at:

“The Writing Process – Organizing an Essay” from Hunter College – City University of New York

http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/rwc/repository/files/th…

Write in third person, narrative stylehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narration — be precise, concise and technical – stay on topic , keep a sharp focus on the objectives of the essay (given above) and be comprehensive in describing each stock assessment method.

Use of in-text reference citations, and associated bibliography, is optional and not included in word limit. Use either MLA or APA formats, if you chose to use in-text citations.

Do not use a title page.

The top of page 1 should have:

Title of Essay

Your Name

Begin essay narrative following one blank line below author’s name.

Organize your essay into the following sections with the following headings at the top of each section:

Introduction

Methods of Fish Stock Assessment

Limitations of Fish Stock Assessment

The essay is double-spaced, so keep a sharp focus on the methods and limits of fish stock assessment

In the words of Blaise Pascal: “I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.”

The narrative portion of the essay must not exceed 750 words.

Point penalties will be assessed for exceeding word limit. Reference citations, if used, and bibliography, are optional and therefore not included in word limit.

Do not plagiarize – do not copy phrases or sentences for other sources.

Do not use quotations – write in your own words, as scientists comprehend, synthesize, integrate and write material in your own words.

Material:

  • Wild Seafood (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Wild Seafood – Overfishing (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Wild Seafood – Illegal Fishing (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Wild Seafood – Bycatch (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Wild Seafood – Habitat Damage (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Fish Stocks Are Struggling To Rebound. Why Climate Change Is On The Hook (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Fish Counting 101 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or for pdf copy (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Fish on Fridays: The Uncertain Science of Fisheries (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Excerpt from Twilight of the Cod Preview the document
  • A different type of research survey – Hydroacoustics – Herring School For Safer Sex (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • In 1996 – Scientists confounded by nature and politics (magazine article) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. – complications in stock assessment and fisheries management
  • Using Chaos Theory to Revitalize Fisheries (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. – a different approach (magazine article)
  • Understanding Fisheries Management in the United States (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Ecosystem Management (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.– the basic idea – 1 page-long
  • Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management Preview the document– turning the idea into policy – 2 pages-long
  • Catch Shares: What Are They and Will They Work? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Rockfish make a remarkable recovery off California coast, prompting federal officials to raise catch limits (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Optional – Why is it so hard to save the cod in Gulf of Maine? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (2 minutes 30 seconds)
  • Optional – California fishermen, once blocked by conservationists, now work with them (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

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