A Bayesian approach to assess the status of Southern Hemipshere humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) with an application to Breeding Stock G

Susan J. Johnston, Alexandre N. Zerbini, Doug S. Butterworth
2020 ˜The œjournal of cetacean research and management. Special issue  
The Bayesian stock assessment methodology presently being applied in the Comprehensive Assessment of the Southern Hemisphere humpbackwhales, which uses a sex- and age-aggregated population model, is detailed. This methodology is applied to Breeding Stock G, which winters offthe west coast of South America. This application takes into account the recently updated historic catch series, as well as the most recent estimatesof absolute abundance and population trend information.
doi:10.47536/jcrm.vi.302 fatcat:iekql4ivibfx5amfjzzyrydo4e