Fisheries enhancements

Cultured fish are widely used in the enhancement and restoration of fish populations. We work on approaches for developing or reforming the role of enhancements within fisheries systems, including population dynamics theory and practical assessment methods and tools.

Representative publications

Lorenzen, K. (2014) Understanding and managing enhancements: why fisheries scientists should care. Journal of Fish Biology 85: 1807-1829. PDF

Camp, E.V., Lorenzen, K., Ahrens, R.N.M. & Allen, M.S. (2014) Stock enhancement to address multiple recreational fisheries objectives: an integrated model applied to red drum Sciaenops occelatus in Florida. Journal of Fish Biology 85: 1868-1889. PDF

Garlock, T. M., Monk, C. T., Lorenzen, K., Matthews, M.D. & St. Mary, C.M. (2014) Effects of hatchery rearing on Florida largemouth bass resource allocation and survival under semi-natural conditions. Journal of Fish Biology 85: 1830-1842. PDF

Lorenzen, K., Agnalt, A.L. Blankenship, H.L. Hines, A.H., Leber, L.M., Loneragan, N.R. & Taylor, M.D. (2013) Evolving context and maturing science: aquaculture-based enhancement and restoration enter the marine fisheries management toolbox. Reviews in Fisheries Science 21: 213-221. PDF

Camp, E.V., Lorenzen, K., Ahrens, R.N.M., Barbieri, L. & Leber, K.M. (2013) Potentials and limitations of stock enhancement in marine recreational fisheries systems: an integrative review of Florida’s red drum enhancement. Reviews in Fisheries Science 21: 388-402. PDF

Lorenzen, K., Beveridge, M.C.M. & Mangel, M. (2012) Cultured fish: integrative biology and management of domestication and interactions with wild fish. Biological Reviews 87: 639-660. PDF

Lorenzen, K., Leber, K.M. & Blankenship, H.L. (2010) Responsible approach to marine stock enhancement: an update. Reviews in Fisheries Science 18: 189-210. PDF

Hervas, S., Lorenzen, K., Shane, M. & Drawbridge, M. (2010) Quantitative assessment of a white seabass (Atractoscion nobilis) stock enhancement program in California: Post-release dispersal, growth and survival. Fisheries Research 105: 237-243. PDF

Lorenzen, K. (2008) Understanding and managing enhancement fisheries systems. Reviews in Fisheries Science 16:10-23. PDF

Bell, J.D., Bartley, D.M., Lorenzen, K. & Loneragan, N.R. (2006) Restocking and stock enhancement of coastal fisheries: potential, problems and progress. Fisheries Research 80: 1-8. PDF

Garaway, C.J., Arthur, R.I., Chamsingh, B., Homekingkeo, P., Lorenzen, K., Saengvilaikham, B. & Sidavong, K. (2006) A social science perspective on stock enhancement outcomes: lessons learned from inland fisheries in southern Lao PDR. Fisheries Research 80: 37-45. PDF

Lorenzen, K. (2006) Population management in fisheries enhancement: gaining key information from release experiments through use of a size-dependent mortality model. Fisheries Research 80: 19-27. PDF

Medley, P.A.H. & Lorenzen, K. (2006) EnhanceFish: A decision support tool for aquaculture-based fisheries enhancement. Imperial College London. Open-source freeware, available from

Lorenzen, K. (2005) Population dynamics and potential of fisheries stock enhancement: practical theory for assessment and policy analysis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 360: 171-189.  PDF

Lorenzen, K. (1995) Population dynamics and management of culture-based fisheries. Fisheries Management and Ecology 2: 61-73. PDF