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Document: ISSF 2011-01: Stock Assessments 101. How Scientists Count Tuna

A stock assessment is a process whereby scientists analyze a variety of relevant data about the fisheries, the species of interest and other variables (such as economic or environmental ones) in order to evaluate the impacts of the fisheries on the stock or population.

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Restrepo, V.R. 2011. Stock assessment 101: Current practice for tuna stocks. ISSF Technical Report 2011‐01. International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, McLean, Virginia, USA.