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Improved understanding and management of shellfish fisheries - MF1204

Summary Objective:

Model the potential responses of shellfish stocks and evaluate potential responses of shellfish fishing fleets to different management options through incorporation of life-history modelling and data analysis of satellite monitoring data and catch and effort returns from the shellfish licensing scheme respectively. Evaluate relationships between inshore and offshore shellfish populations and their response to exploitation and evaluate the impact on reproductive potential of crustacean stocks of exploitation patterns which differ between sexes.

Key Customer Purpose:

Undertake modeling studies to provide a better understanding of the way in which shellfish stocks and fleets respond to exploitation, and hence to improve the evidence base on which advice on the sustainable management of shellfish stocks is given.

Project Documents
• EVID4 - Final project report : MF1204 evid4 FINAL   (1216k)
• ANX - Annex : Appendices   (3877k)
• Technical Summary : MF1204: Two page summary How important is shellfish life history to assessment and management of shellfish stocks s   (252k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2012

Cost: £596,662
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Shellfish Stocks              
Stock Conservation              
Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries