Understanding the patterns of young pollock in Shelikof Strait, AK
Track: Parks, Natural Reserves, Fisheries, and Wildlife Management
Authors: Tiffany Vance, Annette Dougherty, Laurence Walsh, Kevin Butler, Drew Taplin
This presentation will describe a spatio-temporal model which characterizes the spawning and
distribution of Walleye Pollock in Shelikof Strait using data from three research cruises conducted in 2013.
Probabilistic sampling, explanatory and predictive geostatistical models, and particle tracking models were used to link the data from the cruises spatially to allow us to create a more complete description of the spatial patterns in this critical first year of life for these fish.