Fisheries Statistics in Evaluating Claims of Pollution

by Roger Tollefson,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1962, Vol. 127, Issue 3, Pg. 140-152

Document Type: Journal Paper


Used cautiously, fisheries statistics can be invaluable to sanitary engineer in evaluating claims that waste discharges are responsible for declining or fluctuating fisheries resources; after describing types of data encountered (catch, catch per unit of effort, actual populations, time of occurrence), proper and improper uses of statistics are shown in 9 illustrations.

Subject Headings: Pollution | Fish management | Statistics | Claims | Recycling | Population projection

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