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Strategy Development & Scenario Testing for Fisheries Recovery Plans: Part A - HS0103

Description
Strategy Development & Scenario Testing for Fisheries Recovery Plans: Part A

The study aims to produce a blueprint for the development of effective more inclusive fisheries models. It will aim to address three fundamental questions; (1) How to adequately model the biological resource in the light of considerable uncertainty, (2) How to incorporate economic uncertainty and broader economic considerations into bio economic models (e.g. regional economies, alternative industries), (3) How to involve stakeholders and policy makers in the model development process to increase acceptance of the results and ensure implementation of the identified optimal policies.

The objectives of the study are to determine a) best practice in incorporating biological and economic uncertainty when developing models for assessing stock recovery programmes; b) appropriate mechanisms for incorporating stakeholders into the modelling and analysis process; and c) methods for ensuring effective implementation of management plans aimed at stock recovery.

The study will involve three workshops, each with a focus on one aspect of the study, involving relevant experts in the field, but also including representatives from key stakeholder groups to ensure a wide range of perspectives are addressed, and to ensure that the stakeholder groups have an understanding of the processes underlying to policy analyses. The results of the project will largely inform the SW-CoBAS project aimed at incooperating stakeholders into the stock recovery process, but the expectation is that the results will also be of relevance to any other similar model-based projects.
Objective
Summary Objective;
Produce a blueprint for the development of effective more inclusive fisheries models. The study will aim to address three fundamental questions; (1) How to adequately model the biological resource in the light of considerable uncertainty,
(2) How to incorporate economic uncertainty and broader economic considerations into bioeconomic models (e.g. regional economies, alternative industries),
(3) How to involve stakeholders and policy makers in the model development process to increase acceptance of the results and ensure implementation of the identified optimal policies.

Key Customer Purpose;
Ensure the formulation of robust stock recovery policies in the light of considerable uncertainty that also takes into account the broader community. Inform SW-CoBAS projects aimed at incorporating stakeholders into the stock recovery process.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Strategy Development and Scenario Testing for Fisheries Recovery Plans   (213k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2004

Cost: £43,140
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Portsmouth, CEFAS, Opinion Leader Research
Keywords
Fisheries              
Horizon Scanning              
Monitoring              
Sea Fish Stocks              
Stock Assesment              
Stock Conservation