A variety of fisheries stock assessment models are available
from the NOAA Fisheries Toolbox, each of which uses a different type of
estimation method to produce results.
Below are two tables to help you decide which model may best
fit your needs. The first
table gives a rough estimation of how widely model methods
have been tested and/or evaluated. The second
table compares some of the major features among each model.
If you would like a more in-depth comparison of model
capabilities and methods, you can always download any of the models you
are interested in and evaluate them individually side by side.
vs. Research Models
NFT models can be divided into to broad categories: Core
Applications and Research
Applications are based on proven methods used
extensively in peer reviewed stock assessments. Research
Models have been tested within the NMFS
organization but have not as yet been subjected to peer reviewed stock