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Operational evaluation tools for fisheries management options

Objective

The objective of the EFIMAS project is to develop an operational management evaluation framework that allows evaluation of the trade-off between different management objectives when choosing between different management options. The evaluation framework will be developed to inform an exploratory, adaptive decision- making process.
Evaluation tools will be developed to appraise the biological, social and economic effects of fisheries management measures in the EU, and these will be applied to important fisheries. The tools will take account of the dynamics in the fisheries systems, as well as of uncertainties and will include risk assessments. The overall approach uses stochastic simulation techniques. These cover the full scope of the fisheries system from the fish resources, through data collection, assessment and management, and the response of the system to management. The input data to the management system are generated by a descriptive model, which is assumed to represent the "true / real" system.
The input data are then processed by a traditional assessment model, or by an alternative model, which is used to generate management advice. By simulating the effect that the resultant management actions would have on the "true / real" system it is possible to generate a range of performance measures, covering the resource and the fishery. These measures can then be compared across different assessment models and management approaches. To give an example, a change from stock-based to fleet-based management would represent a change in paradigm of fisheries management. Such a change would allow advice to be given in the form of effort limits, and would account for technical interactions and might also involve economic and social parameters. In this case the evaluation tools would simulate both stock-structured input data and fleet-structured input data; it would perform the traditional assessment with stock-structured data...

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SSP-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Address
Anker Engelunds Vej, Building 101A
Lyngby
Denmark

Participants (29)

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD & RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
Address
Nobel House 17, Smith Square
London
STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Univesity & Research Centre, Building N°400, Costerweg 50
Wageningen
STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
University & Research Centre, Building N°400, Costerweg 50
9101 Wageningen
INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 155
Issy-les-moulineaux
THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS, ACTING THROUGH FISHERIES RESEARCH SERVICES
United Kingdom
Address
375 Victoria Road
Aberdeen
FINNISH GAME AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Pukinmaenaukio 4
Helsinki
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW - VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelann 96
Merelbeke
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE RECURSOS BIOLOGICOS
Portugal
Address
Avenida Brasilia
Lisboa
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address
47Th Km Athens-sounio, Mavro Lithari
2214 Anavissos, Attiki
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address
47Th Km Athens-sounio Avenue, Mavro Lithari
Anavissos, Attiki
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
Address
Galway Technology Park, Parkmore
Dublin
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
Address
Nordnesgaten, 50
Bergen
INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH, NATIONAL BOARD OF FISHERIES
Sweden
Address
Turistgatan 5
Lysekil
INSTITUTE OF FRESHWATER RESEARCH, NATIONAL BOARD OF FISHERIES
Sweden
Address
Stangholmsvagon
Drottningsholm
MORSKI INSTYTUT RYBACKI (SEA FISHERIES INSTITUTE)
Poland
Address
Ul. Kollataja 1
Gdynia
AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
Sukarrieta (Bizkaia)
INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND COASTAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Denmark
Address
North Sea Centre, Willemoesvej 2
104 Hirtshals
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Address
University House, Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
Nørregade 10
Copenhagen
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Norway
Address
Breiviksveien 40
Bergen - Sandviken
INSTITUTO RICERCHE ECONOMICHE PESCA E AQUACULTURA
Italy
Address
Via San Leonardo No 73
Salermo
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus
London
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
C/serrano 117
Madrid
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
Barcelona
EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA / UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAÍS VASCO/
Spain
Address
Barrio Sarriena S/n
Leioa Bizkaia
UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE
Spain
Address
Carretra De Utrera Km1
Sevilla
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 4
University Of Helsinki
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne
AALBORG UNIVERSITY
Denmark
Address
Frederik Bajers Vej 5
159 Aalborg