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Operational evaluation tools for fisheries management options

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...

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Coordinator

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Address

Anker Engelunds Vej, Building 101a
Lyngby

Denmark

Administrative Contact

Rasmus NIELSEN (Mr)

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD & RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS, ACTING THROUGH FISHERIES RESEARCH SERVICES

United Kingdom

FINNISH GAME AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Finland

EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW - VISSERIJONDERZOEK

Belgium

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE RECURSOS BIOLOGICOS

Portugal

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

MARINE INSTITUTE

Ireland

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET

Norway

INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH, NATIONAL BOARD OF FISHERIES

Sweden

INSTITUTE OF FRESHWATER RESEARCH, NATIONAL BOARD OF FISHERIES

Sweden

MORSKI INSTYTUT RYBACKI (SEA FISHERIES INSTITUTE)

Poland

AZTI FUNDAZIOA

Spain

INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND COASTAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

Denmark

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Norway

INSTITUTO RICERCHE ECONOMICHE PESCA E AQUACULTURA

Italy

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA / UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAÍS VASCO/

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

Finland

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

AALBORG UNIVERSITY

Denmark

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502516

  • Start date

    1 April 2004

  • End date

    31 March 2008

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 421 597

  • EU contribution

    € 4 500 000

Coordinated by:

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Denmark