HOW MANY LOBSTERS ARE IN THE SEA?

Ernest Enns, Bruce Smith

Abstract

A lobster fishery must have a reasonable estimate of the number of lobsters within the fishery in order to regulate the annual harvest. Stereological sampling procedures are used to estimate the number of lobsters in a defined region of the sea. From a given point in the fishery, a selective sample in a random direction to the boundary of the fishery is taken. This is repeated to generate a systematic sample from which the total population is estimated.

Keywords
lobsters; stereology; stochastic geometry

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DOI: 10.5566/ias.v19.p57-60

Image Analysis & Stereology
EISSN 1854-5165 (Electronic version)
ISSN 1580-3139 (Printed version)