The sustainable management of important sport and commercial fish species is a major concern. Human impacts on the environment can result in a loss or fragmentation of habitats, species introductions, pollution, climate change, and overexploitation of populations. Population assessment provides managers with critical information that can be used to elaborate sustainable management programs. Each independent population of a given species has specific recruitment, growth, and mortality rates that determine their own population dynamics. An important prerequisite for elaborating management strategies is identifying the number of reproductively distinct populations.
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