Navigating challenges in scientific publishing: A letter to young scientists

By Rainer Froese I thought the background story of our recent publication ‘New developments in the analysis of catch time series as the basis for fish stock assessments: The CMSY++ method‘ may be of interest to young scientists. It all started in 2011, when I was visiting Daniel Pauly at…

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AI-powered data-limited stock assessment method more accurate than ‘gold standard’ in predicting sustainable fisheries catches

Maps showing the locations of the centroids of the over 2000 stock assessments performed with CMSY (~20%) and CMSY ++ (~80%) in all parts of the world. Image Credit: Froese et al.

A recent update introduced to the CMSY methodology used for assessing the status of fish stocks has proven to be more accurate in predicting the catch that a population can support than highly-valued data-intensive models. In a paper published in the journal Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, the international team of researchers that shaped the…

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WOD 2023: Global aquatic information hubs for ocean conservation

Every year, on June 8th, people around the world come together to celebrate World Oceans Day. It is a poignant reminder to all of the vital role that oceans play in our daily lives. Covering 70% of the earth’s surface, they serve not only as the Earth’s lungs –producing a…

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Only ‘good fish’ belongs to the table

Research fishing haul aboard the ALKOR in Eckernförde Bay.

An annual list of marine fish and bivalves that serves as a guide to German consumers on what they can purchase and eat with a clear conscience –those currently with large and healthy population sizes and are fished sustainably, or in short, the ‘good fish‘, was recently published as a…

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