Joe H. Martin

Simulation of a Commercial Saltwater Trotline Fishery

The commercial trotline fishery in the Laguna Madre, Texas, was simulated using fishery-independent sampling data to estimate landings of black drum (Pogonias cromis). Simulation of a commercial fishery can provide landings estimates and more precise estimates of confidence intervals. It can also provide information (i.e., by catch) not available through self-reported systems.