Bycatch Loss Analysis Tools for Seabirds

View the Project on GitHub HVoltBb/lostSB

lostSB [offline 10/18/2019]

An R package of bycatch loss analysis tools for SeaBirds interacting with longline fisheries

This is a companian package of a manuscript pending review with the title “Design and analysis of seabird bycatch loss in longline fisheries” by Can Zhou et al. The specifics of the statistical model are described in that manuscript, details of which will be provided here as soon as possible.

Introduction to seabird bycatch in longline fisheries

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How to install

First, you will need R package devtools. Run the following command in R, if you don’t have devtools on your computer.

install.packages('devtools') # You don't need this if you already have it

Either one of the following method can be used to install and load lostSB:

The functionality of this package depends on JAGS 4.X.X, which can be downloaded at http://mcmc-jags.sourceforge.net.

Build-in dataset

Data of the seabird interaction observations at setting and carcass confirmation at the haul by Nigel Brothers (2010) are included in this package. The type of the last observed bait-taking attempt, the distance astern at which the attempt occured, and the final confirmation of carcass retrieval at the haul for c. 3000 interactions are included.

This dataset was extracted using Adobe Acrobat XI from a PDF of the report prepared by Nigel Brothers (2008). The original dataset is owned by NB.

If there is any questions to me, contact me at eiDOTog@gmail.com


Can Zhou