develop a toolbox for sea-turtle assessment that can provide standardized methods for evaluation and review of data-poor and data-rich species. They would include methods that use available data on trends and size distributions of turtles to reduce the possible ranges of unknown values of parameters and estimates of abundance through model fitting.

  • The agencies should sponsor a cost-benefit analysis workshop to set priorities among research needs according to which parameters will provide the most useful information for diagnosis of population change.

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