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A strategic evaluation of ecosystem models in support of Fisheries Management (STEEM) - MF1202

Summary Objective:

Run exisiting species and size-based models in parallel, using common input data, in order to establish which are the best-suited to answering particular fisheries management questions. Evaluate problems encountered when applied to case study-specific management scenarios, and evaluate the relative strengths and weakness of each approach. The project will focus on two case study regions (i) the North Sea, and (ii) the `western-approaches`.

Key Customer Purpose:

Test and critically evaluate the usefulness of different modelling approaches for exploring wider ecosystem considerations of fisheries in the marine environment. Assess how important the interactions are between predators and their prey in comparison with other sources of uncertainty in fisheries models, and help to predict knock-on, ecosystem implications of future management actions.
Project Documents
• EVID4 - Final project report : MF1202 EVID4   (3763k)
• Two Page Summary : MF1202: Two page summary Ecosystem models-how are they useful for fisheries managers.   (218k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2008

To: 2011

Cost: £234,801
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Ecosystem Functioning              
Sea Fish Stocks              
Stock Conservation              
Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries