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close this bookA short review of precautionary reference points and some proposals for their use in data-poor situations (1998)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentSome General Considerations
View the documentThe Role of RPs and Harvest Laws in Management
View the documentObjectives Underlying Formulation of Management and Reference Points
View the documentA Brief Classification of LRPs and their Applicability in Information-limited Situations
View the documentFunctioning of an LRP-based System
View the documentSpecific Problems and Approaches for Tuna Fisheries
View the documentReference Points from Size-and-age Data?
View the documentDiagnosis of Areas Where LRPs are Required
View the documentMultispecies RPs?
View the documentSpatial Information and Reference Points
View the documentRotating Closures and Gauntlet Models
View the documentDiscussion
View the documentReferences
View the documentAnnex: Alternative Closed-form Solution for FNOW

Diagnosis of Areas Where LRPs are Required

A diagnostic approach was proposed to NAFO for those stocks where it has been difficult so far to quantify reference points due to lack of information (Caddy, 1998). This questionnaire or 'traffic-light' approach places fisheries in 'red', 'orange' or 'green' categories according to easily assessed, non- or semi-quantitative multiple criteria, and appears to provide some assistance in deciding where priority should be given in the application of a precautionary approach.