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Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries - MF1001

Description
Summary Objective

Develop and test a management system for implementing an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF), by testing a process for implementation that is supported by linked state and pressure indicators.

Key Customer Purpose

Develop, test and report on indicators that allow managers and stakeholders to assess the status of the ecosystem and the impacts of fishing, and to develop decision tables that allow managers and stakeholders to see the effects of different management options and to choose from among them. The project will focus on the development of a pilot application of the ecosystem approach (EAF) to fishing in the southwest.
Objective
Summary Objective

Develop and test a management system for implementing an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF). This will be achieved by testing a process for implementation of an EAF that is supported by linked state and pressure indicators. The project will focus on the development of methods for implementing an EAF, on methods for managing fishing impacts and on assessing the contribution of different metiers to the total fishing pressure on ecosystem components and attributes.

Key Customer Purpose

Develop, test and report on indicators that allow managers and stakeholders to assess the status of the ecosystem and the impacts of fishing, and to develop decision tables that allow managers and stakeholders to see the effects of different management options and to choose from among them. The project will focus on the development of a pilot application of the ecosystem approach (EAF) to fishing in the southwest.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : MF1001 Final Report   (1451k)
• Two Page Summary : MF1001: Two page summary What is the ecosystem approach to fisheries management?   (339k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2012

Cost: £2,844,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Decision Support Tools              
Ecosystem Functioning              
Fisheries              
Indicators              
Multispecies              
Sea Fish Stocks              
Stock Assessment              
Stock Conservation              
Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries