MARAM_IWS_2017_WCRL_P2.pdf (675.02 kB)

Summary of key issues for discussion at the International Workshop regarding the estimation of the magnitude and trends of poaching of West Coast rock lobster

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Reasons are provided for the current importance of estimates of the extent and trends in poaching of west coast rock lobster. This is followed by brief descriptions of the main sources of data available and how they are analysed. DAFF MCS information of confiscations and policing effort provides estimates of poaching trends, while TRAFFIC analyses of international export and import data are used to assess magnitude. Current estimates of resource trends and how these depend on estimates of poaching are summarised.

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Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town