Meet the Size Limit Builder
The size limit builder delivers fast and practical fisheries science to groups that are looking to design size limits for their fishery.
What is a size limit?
A size limit is a tool used by fisheries managers to regulate the size of fish that can be legally harvested.
The goal of a size limit is to protect juvenile fish from fishing, until they've had a chance to spawn
Spawning produces offspring that replenish the fish population. Thus, size limits help to maintain a functioning fish population and ecosystem that enable responsible fishing in perpetuity.
The size limit builder utilizes principles of fish biology to project the effects of different size limits on fishing yields and protection of spawners. Insights from comparing different size limits in this way can illustrate tradeoffs between catch and conservation, helping to align outcomes with management objectives.