Mercer Patriarche Best Paper in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management


Title: “Statistical Catch-Free Age-Structured Assessment to Estimate Year-Class Strength for Inland Recreational Fisheries: A Largemouth Bass Example.”

Authors: Nicholas G. Feltz and Matthew J. Catalano.

Issue:  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 37:1, 64-77.

The North American Journal of Fisheries Management is intended to promote communication among managers, the journal addresses the maintenance, enhancement, and allocation of fisheries resources. Its contents chronicle the development of practical monitoring and management programs for finfish and exploitable shellfish in marine and freshwater environments. Contributions relate to the way species, habitats, and harvests may be managed to protect and enhance fish and fishery resources for societal benefits. Case histories of successes, failures, and side effects of fisheries programs help convey practical management experience to others.