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Creation of Multinatiannual Management Plans for Commitment

Objective

The objective of multi-annual management strategies is to facilitate the long- and medium-term commitment of managers and to provide a better basis for fishers to plan their activities. The strategies must also be consistent with sustainable development and ensure the sustainability of the stocks. Where required they must also ensure the recovery of stocks from a depleted state. The study will be inter-disciplinary and focus on what elements must be in multi-annual management strategies to make them acceptable from fishers' and other actors' points of view to ensure commitment. The level of commitment is important in that it is fundamental in determining compliance with management regulations. The level of commitment is strongly influenced by social factors such as education as well as the economic constraints under which the fishing unit operates. Case studies will focus on mixed fisheries and the intention is to move away from stock to fishery-based advice. The various sources of uncertainty encountered in the management of fishery systems and their relative importance to the achievement of management objectives will be explicitly considered. In particular, the interactions between the intrinsic properties of natural systems and our ability to monitor, assess and control them will be evaluated. Evaluation will be performed using a simulation framework to evaluate candidate management strategies before implementation and in particular to investigate the interactions between system components and their relative importance to the overall success of the strategies. Strategies will be implemented via scientifically based harvest rules that reduce annual fluctuations in exploitation strategy by setting appropriate technical measures, catch and effort limits and/or targets. Harvest rules will be developed on a case-specific basis by evaluating the biological and economic impacts of candidate rules, including the effect of non-compli...

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SSP-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

THE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCE
Address
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
United Kingdom

Participants (10)

AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
Sukkarieta (Bizkaia)
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Address
University House, Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK)
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelunds Vej 1
Kgs. Lyngby
ESTONIAN MARINE INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF TARTU
Estonia
Address
Maealuse 10A
Tallinn
FINNISH GAME AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Pukinmaenaukio 4
Helsinki
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus
London
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACAO AGRARIA E DAS PESCAS
Portugal
Address
Avenida Brasilia
Lisboa
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
Burgemeester Patijnlaan 19
29703 Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)
WAGENINGEN IMARES B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Haringkade,1
Ljmuiden
THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS, ACTING THROUGH FISHERIES RESEARCH SERVICES
United Kingdom
Address
375 Victoria Road
Aberdeen