The objective of the proposed research is to develop a theoretical bio-economic model for Mediterranean and Mediterranean-type fisheries, and a practical computer simulation model addressed to the management of these fisheries.
This model and software should be sufficiently general and flexible to easily accommodate the realities of most Mediterranean fisheries, include multiple species and their interactions, multiple fleets and gear types, and all fisheries management tools currently used by Mediterranean fisheries managers. It should produce a wide range of fisheries performance measures, be dynamic, i.e. capable of simulating the fisheries over a long period of time, be stochastic to incorporate uncertainty in data and models and run on standard operating platforms (Windows, Unix, Linux).
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