Getting Help

Many of your questions about MERCI can be answered by consulting the training course manual or MERCI User’s Guide (though this guide was written in 1999 and the data entry interface description does not apply to MERCI 3.0). Specific technical support questions can also be addressed to Clint Alexander.

Additional information about the creel survey designs supported by MERCI can be found in the following documents. A password is required to access these documents. For the password, please contact Clint Alexander.

Alexander, C.A.D. 2003. First Nation sockeye catch estimates in the mid-Fraser River, 2002, with results of an impact analysis on the reduction of 24-hour effort surveys and aerial overflights. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, BC Interior Area Division, Kamloops, BC. 76 pp. + appendix.

Alexander, C.A.D. 2002. First Nation sockeye catch estimates in the mid-Fraser River, 2001. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, BC Interior Area Division, Kamloops, BC. 58 pp.

Alexander, C.A.D. 2002. 2001 First Nation Catch Estimates on the Lower Fraser River and Recommended Improvements for Future Aerial-Access Creel Surveys. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Fraser River/Interior Area Office, Delta BC. 46 pp.

Alexander, C.A.D. 2001. First Nation sockeye catch estimates in the mid-Fraser River, 2000, with results of model-based comparisons of catch obtained from alternative ratio estimators for catch per unit effort. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. for The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Interior Area Office. 86pp. + appendices.

Alexander, C.A.D. 2001. 2000 Native Catch Estimates on the lower Fraser River and Recommended Improvements for Future Aerial-Access Creel Surveys. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. for The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Lower Fraser Area. 67pp.

A password is required to access these documents.